Coates To The Browns
The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded wide receiver, Sammie Coates to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday. In addition to Coates, Cleveland will receive the Steelers 7th round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Pittsburgh will in turn receive Cleveland’s 6th round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Call me crazy, but that’s basically “something for nothing”..but I understand the process. The Steelers need to get down to their 53 man roster, and with a receiver heavy offense you might as well trade of the least productive one of the bunch.
Martavis Bryant called it when he was reinstated that Coates would not be on the team this season and everyone attacked him for it. But come on..who didn’t see this coming?
Coates was selected by the Steelers in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Auburn. Coates had 22 receptions for 446 yards and two touchdowns in two seasons. He played in 14 games in 2016, starting five, and had 21 receptions for 435 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown.