The Corey Coleman experiment is officially over for the Kansas City Chiefs after his release on Tuesday.
The Kansas City Chiefs have officially ended the Corey Coleman experiment of 2022 with his reported release on Tuesday. The team decided to let him go, per NFL reporter Field Yates.
Coleman never played a single snap for the Chiefs through Week 4 of the regular season, but he did land a practice squad spot for the last month after competing with a crowded group of receivers for a spot in the Chiefs preseason.
Earlier this spring, Coleman was seen as an interesting signing for the sake of both the team’s offensive rebuild at wide receiver and the return possibilities. As a former first-round pick, Coleman fit the mold of what general manager Brett Veach typically chases each year with one or two former high-profile draft choices looking for a change of scenery. However, Coleman hadn’t played an official snap in so long that no one knew what to expect.
In a way, it’s a success story that Coleman even made it this far with the Chiefs. Coleman last played for the New York Giants back in 2018—back when Frank Zombo and Ron Parker were on the Chiefs roster—and has bounced around ever since. A torn ACL and suspension ruined his time with New York and the Chiefs are the only lifeline he’s received since then.
Coleman was originally the first-round choice of the Cleveland Browns back in 2016 at No. 15 overall in the draft class. To date, Coleman has only 61 catches for 789 yards and 5 touchdowns in his NFL career—mostly with Cleveland.