In a season that has been short on good news, the Cleveland Browns finally received some on Monday when they learned Corey Coleman will take the field this Sunday for their matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“Absolutely," Browns head coach Hue Jackson said when asked if Coleman will be 'all-systems-go' against the Jaguars after being removed from injured reserve last week. "Let’s go Corey.”
The 2016 first-round pick's return to action will mark his first appearance since breaking his hand in the Browns' Week 2 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Through the first two games of this season, Coleman had recorded 6 catches for 62 yards and a touchdown.
The Browns are hopeful that upon returning, Coleman will continue on his upward trajectory, providing a boost to a Cleveland wide receiving corps that has struggled to find any semblance of consistency through the first nine games of the 2017 season. With 42 receptions and 358 yards, running back Duke Johnson is currently the team's leading receiver.
For Coleman, a strong finish to his second NFL season could help justify his first-round status after a disappointing -- and injury-plagued -- rookie campaign. Against the Jaguars, however, the Baylor product will have his work cut out for him as he matches up against second-year sensation Jalen Ramsey.