Pittsburgh Steelers trade Sammie Coates to Browns

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The Cleveland Browns continued to be active on the trade front, acquiring wide receiver Sammie Coates from the Steelers on Saturday. Cleveland also claimed Pittsburgh's 2019 seventh-round NFL Draft pick in exchange for a sixth-round pick next spring.

In 2016, Coates made 21 catches for 435 yards and two scores, but was hampered by a hand injury late in the season.

In the remaining 11 games of the regular season, Coates caught two passes for 14 yards.

Originally a third-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2015, Coates has appeared in 20 games with five starts. Forty-five of those plays came in a November 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens, during which Coates broke the ring finger on his left hand.

For the second year in a row, the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers make a trade with one another on roster cut down day.

Coates has been dealing with injuries in his two-year National Football League career, and had some knee issues just a month ago.

Coates could also be used on special teams as a return man on kickoffs along with rookie Jabrill Peppers. Even veteran Kenny Britt, who was signed to replace Terrelle Pryor, struggled, with just three catches in preseason and one drop inside the 10.



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