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Coates still has some potential at age 24, and he offers value as a deep threat, averaging 20.7 yards per catch last season. But injuries have been a major problem for Coates, who was bothered by the hand injury in 2016 and underwent a knee scope this year, forcing him to start training camp on the PUP list.
The Browns have been building for the future, but can use more options at wide receiver. Josh Gordon’s future has been up in the air for a long time and the team is still developing second-year receiver Corey Coleman. After that it’s players like Kenny Britt, Rashard Higgins and Ricardo Louis battling for reps.
Coates can join that battle and try to become the player the Steelers thought he’d be when the team drafted him in the third round in 2015.
Even still, Matt Schaub had started the first three preseason games and appeared to be in line to be the team’s starter come the regular season. So, Carr had no reason to think his performance against reserves in the final preseason game would change that. Three days later, he got a call that would change his fate. Just not in the way he thought.
“OK, so I went to church on Sunday morning and I checked my phone when I got out and coach [Greg] Olson had texted me,” said Carr. “He said, ‘Hey, Coach [Dennis] Allen wants to see you.’ Some quarterbacks had gotten hurt in the preseason so I thought, ‘Oh man, they traded me.’ I promise when I drove here I thought I was traded, I really thought that. I thought, ‘I played well, somebody wanted me,’ and then Cheap Quality NBA Jerseys I showed up, he told me that day that I was going to be the starter, asked me if Cheap Retro Basketball Jerseys I was ready and I said, ‘Yeah I’m ready.’