The defenses lighten up in the coming weeks, but the task does not appear to get any easier for DeShone Kizer and the offense. Corey Coleman’s nickname might just become Mr. Glass as the Cleveland Browns spent the weekend celebrating their unbreakable Joe Thomas hitting 10,000 consecutive snaps. Coleman has suffered yet another injury as ESPN’s Josina Anderson has confirmed his hand was broken during the Week 2 contest against the Baltimore Ravens.
I'm told it is confirmed #Browns WR Corey Coleman has a broken hand, per source.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 18, 2017
Coleman had a metacarpal fracture in practice during his rookie season just after the Cleveland Browns Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens. He wound up missing the next six games. He also had suffered a sports hernia injury his last year at Baylor, which required offseason surgery to repair. For the 2017 season, Coleman had pulled his hamstring and missed three of those exhibitions.
Coleman was expected to lead the Browns receiving group in 2017, and it appeared he would after collecting five receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on just six targets. However, a dose of reality hit against a tough Raven defense in Week 2 as he was limited to just one reception for nine yards despite being targeted seven times.
The Browns have received little-to-nothing from new receiver additions Sammie Coates and Kenny Britt. It will be up to them, Rashard Higgins, and Ricardo Louis (perhaps Kasen Williams is recalled from the practice squad) to step up in the passing game. Otherwise, defenses can focus on shutting down the tight ends (Seth DeValve and David Njoku) along with Duke Johnson.
With the Browns traveling to Indianapolis this week to take on the Colts, there will be opportunities. The question is if any of the players on the roster can take advantage.
There is no timetable yet announced for how many games he might miss due to his most recent fractured hand.