The Cleveland Browns officially placed wide receiver Corey Coleman on injured reserve after he broke his right hand during the fourth quarter of the team’s Week 2 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Yes, Coleman’s right hand is the same one he broke in 2016 that caused him to miss six games of his rookie season.
Coleman can return to practice in six weeks and is eligible to play in eight weeks, if the team chooses to make him one of their two designated-to-return reserve players. That determination and designation don’t need to happen until the time the player returns to practice.
The Browns also shook up their practice squad, signing defensive end Tyrone Holmes and receiver Jordan Leslie. To make room on the unit, the team released defensive backs Najee Murray and Channing Stribling.
Holmes played 11 games for the Browns in 2016 and was a healthy scratch in Week 1 before being released to make room for Rashard Higgins’ elevation to the active roster. Leslie spent time on the Browns practice squad in 2016 and looked like a potential breakout player this preseason. He led the the team with two touchdowns and had nine total receptions for 93 yards.
Murray and Stribling were both undrafted free agents who signed with the Browns and spent the preseason on their roster. They were released during final roster cuts and then agreed to join the team’s practice squad.