The journeyman veteran trend continues, this time with former first-round wide receiver Corey Coleman.
Coleman had a promising start to his career with the Cleveland Browns but has not seen regular season action for an NFL team since 2018. Cheifs general manager Brett Veach loves his first-round-bust reclamation projects, and Coleman fit that bill heading into the 2022 season.
Ultimately, Coleman was a great kick and punt returner for the New York Giants in 2018, averaging 25.7 per return. That was Coleman’s path to Kansas City’s 53-man roster, especially as the Chiefs lacked many return options this summer. But, the emergence of Isiah Pacheco and Skyy Moore as return options put some pressure on Coleman.
Coleman’s performance on Saturday may have sealed his fate in Kansas City. He was not utilized in the passing game, although he only played 11 offensive snaps. A fumble on his only punt return attempt is damaging to his 53-man roster prospects. If the Chiefs want to focus on rookies like Pacheco, Moore, and Jerrion Ealy, Coleman could be gone sooner rather than later.