Cleveland Browns receiver Corey Coleman suffered a broken right hand against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2 and will miss significant time, Hue Jackson announced on Monday. Coleman injured the same hand last year, and missed six games without having surgery.
On Tuesday, the Browns placed Coleman on injured reserve, who can return after eight weeks:
What happened? With 13:15 left in the Browns-Ravens matchup, Coleman left the field after colliding with cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Both men were trying to make a play on the ball, but the pass fell incomplete. Coleman landed hard on his right hand, which is the same hand he broke in 2016. He was in serious pain and held his right hand close to his body.
Things were going well enough, perfectly average anyway, for Brissett and the Colts until the last drive of regulation. A sack fumble lost them 8 yards, but Anthony Castonzo was at fault there, failing to block Chandler Jones and then getting flagged for holding on third down, forcing the Colts to punt.
On the first play of overtime, Brissett was picked off by Tyrann Mathieu at the Colts 21-yard line. Two plays later it set up a field goal for the Cardinals, giving them the win.
Brissett was still a better play than Tolzien for the Colts. But there’s only so much the quarterback can do. The Colts are terrible. There’s virtually no talent on the roster. There’s only so much an average backup is going to do for the Colts.
To get Brissett, the Colts sent little-used receiver Phillip Dorsett to the Patriots. He caught three passes for 68 yards, including two passes for more than 20.
He gave the Patriots a couple of big plays, which was touted as his specialty coming into the league. But somehow the Colts never found a way to get him the ball. He only had one game with the Colts were he had more than 68 yards.
Dorsett was the Colts’ first-round pick in 2015. All they needed to do to make him effective was send him to New England.