The Cleveland Browns will head into Week 3 of the 2016 NFL season with another injured player. Given Corey Coleman's current condition, it seems the team might consider getting free agent Marlon Moore back on its roster.
Coleman injured his hand on Wednesday during a practice session with the team. Although his exact condition is still unknown, he'll most likely miss out on the Browns' upcoming game against the Miami Dolphins later this week.
And, depending on the seriousness of his injury, Coleman could be forced to miss a couple of weeks with the team.
Coleman's fractured hand is the latest injury to hit the Bears during the first weeks of the season. Aside from the wide receiver, quarterbacks Josh McCown and Robert Griffin III have also been ruled out for the next weeks due to injuries. Stepping up for McCown and Griffin's spots is rookie QB Cody Kesller with Charlie Whitehurst as his backup.
Although the team also has a replacement for the injured quarterbacks, it is not yet clear what the team plans to do with Coleman's current status. Even though the team has a pretty deep bench for WRs, the Browns could still resort to adding another player to the active roster.
One of the potential candidates is Moore, a former wide receiver for Cleveland. He first joined the team in 2014 but was cut from the final roster earlier in September.
Resigning Moore will certainly give the Bears the necessary depth that they need in their current roster. Also, since he is a former player of the team, Moore will have no problems adopting to Cleveland's plays. His experience playing in the NFL, which began in 2010 with the Dolphins, also gives him an edge in playing for the team.
However, even though Moore seems like a suitable temporary replacement for Coleman, the Browns will most likely turn to its own roster or its practice squad to see who can be moved to the active lineup instead of signing a free agent.
If the team does decided to bring in an outsider, it will most likely be for the quarterback spot depending on McCown and Griffin's recovery.