Patriots add Corey Coleman to the practice squad

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The New England Patriots had to make way for incoming wide receiver Josh Gordon on the roster by releasing his former Cleveland Browns teammate, Corey Coleman. If Gordon can't get his act together, they can cut him and they're out nothing more than having to move down on the third day of the draft.

That the conditions were taken off the seventh-round pick would seem to suggest that the Patriots insisted on removing that language, and the Browns gave in.

Josh Gordon could be a great asset for the Patriots | Source Ken Blaze-USA Today Sports
Josh Gordon could be a great asset for the Patriots | Source Ken Blaze-USA Today Sports

As Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal revealed, Gordon posted a photo of Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier in a Drew Bledsoe jersey shortly after the news. However, the Patriots liked enough of what they've seen from Coleman that they're bringing him back to Foxboro. While this all does depend on Gordon, his hamstring is reportedly alright and he should be playing Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

After releasing the wide receiver on Monday, the Patriots signed Coleman to the practice squad on Thursday. Gordon should certainly be motivated to prove that he is still one of the best in the game, and he will now be playing on one of the best teams in the NFL. Both players suffered concussions in the Week 2 loss to the Jaguars. Belichick will hold a press conference on Friday, during which he'll likely field additional questions about Gordon.

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