Patriots Sign Wide Receivers Corey Coleman & Bennie Fowler
Foxborough, MA - The New England Patriots are once again in the market for some offensive talent with which to surround their star quarterback Tom Brady. And thanks to the injury-related sidelinings of running backs Sony Michel and Jeremy Hell, the offense is wide open for the potential to have new talent step in and make a big impact.
After Sunday's game, the current iteration of Josh McDaniels' offense seemed to take a clearer form as fans finally learned about what they should expect from an offense that now lacks Danny Amendola, Brandin Cooks, and Dion Lewis, as well as one that is without Julian Edelman for the next three weeks.
Obviously, Rob Gronkowski remained the most electrifying target on the field for Brady as he racked up the most yards and a score of his own. Rex Burkhead took over the lion's share of the runs after Hill went down and James White became the primary pass catching back. Phillip Dorsett surprised fans with a stellar showing and Chris Hogan seemed to be absent. One thing was clear: the Patriots need more wide receiver talent. And since they don't seem to be interested in taking a chance on Dez Bryant, they had to set their sights elsewhere.
The first free agent signing for New England was to grab Corey Coleman out of free agency. The former first round draft pick and Cleveland Brown always showed flashes of potential, but instead seemed to be a flash in the pan. With Brady throwing him the ball, though, there's a major chance for Coleman to have the breakout he's always desired as long as he can learn the Patriots system and keep a cool head. This shouldn't be a problem with stern head coach Bill Belichick to reign him in. Coleman scored five touchdowns in nineteen games with Cleveland.
The other receiver signed by New England, Bennie Fowler, also put up five touchdowns in his career. However, it was over the course of forty-five games with the Denver Broncos. The twenty-seven year old will be a good piece to round out a very depleted receiving corps.
And suffice to say, Brady has done a lot more with a lot less before!