New England Patriots sign wide receivers Corey Coleman, Bennie Fowler


The New England Patriots are expected to sign running back Kenjon Barner, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

The former first-round pick out of Baylor - drafted 15th overall by the Cleveland Browns in 2016 - was traded during training camp to the Buffalo Bills.

On Monday, the team brought in former first-round pick Corey Coleman in for a visit.

Coleman, 24, played in 19 games with the Browns but injuries became a detriment.

He hasn't had the same success in the National Football League, recording 56 receptions for 718 yards and five touchdown catches in 19 games.

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Coleman's departure to the Pats will bring up memories of other players who left the Bills for New England only to find success such as wideout Chris Hogan and cornerback Stephon Gilmore. With Tom Brady's favorite target, Julian Edelman, suspended for the first four games of the season following a PED violation, New England looked to other options, including veterans Kenny Britt and Eric Decker. The team later made the signing official.

The Michigan State product spent his first three seasons in the National Football League with the Denver Broncos.

In a four-year National Football League career spent between the Panthers and Eagles, Barner has returned 30 punts for 259 yards.

Barner spent 2017 with the Philadelphia Eagles and had 16 rushes for 57 yards and a touchdown.