The Cleveland Browns officially placed wide receiver Corey Coleman on injured reserve Tuesday afternoon after Coleman suffered a broken hand during Sunday’s loss to Baltimore.
Coleman underwent successfully surgery on his hand Monday and will be out for the next 8 weeks as part of the injured reserve rule.
He had six catches for 62 yards and a touchdown through the first two games and seemed to have a good chemistry with starting quarterback DeShone Kizer.
Coleman will eligible to return for the Week 11 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The team currently has six receivers on the active roster (Kenny Britt, Kasen Williams, Ricardo Louis, Sammie Coates, Rashard Higgins and Reggie Davis) and all of them need to step up, contribute and fill the absence of Coleman to help Kizer and the offense find the success it’s been lacking the first two weeks.
The team also signed two familiar faces to the practice squad on Tuesday.
Wide receiver Jordan Leslie and defensive end Tyrone Holmes who have been with the organization in any kind of way during the last season and a half.
To make room, the team released defensive backs Najee Murray and Channing Stribling from the practice squad.
Leslie posted on social media Tuesday morning that he was indeed returning to Cleveland.
He was the second leading receiver in the preseason with 9 catches for 93 yards and two touchdowns and many felt he was going to make the regular season roster however he was one of the final roster cuts on September 2.
Holmes was with the team during the season opener against Pittsburgh but was released this past Saturday to make room for Higgins. In the preseason he had 10 tackles and two sacks.