After signing two receivers, the Patriots will sign running back Kenjon Barner, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. The moves come a day after the team waived Riley McCarron, who fumbled a punt in the opener on Sunday. The Bills dropped him during roster cuts.
Coleman, 24, is a veteran of two National Football League seasons with the Cleveland Browns (20016-17).
Coleman, a former first-round pick (no. 15) of the Cleveland Browns in 2016, signed on the dotted line with the Patriots on Tuesday. With Julian Edelman still suspended, New England has rolled with a thin receiver group, consisting of Phillip Dorsett, Chris Hogan and Cordarrelle Patterson. He also finished with five receptions for 56 yards, 10 kick returns for 194 yards and 27 punt returns for 240 yards.
With running back Jeremy Hill out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury, the New England Patriots needed to fill a hole on the depth chart, so they went out to shop for a new tailback. He spent the previous four seasons with the Denver Broncos, and 2018 training camp with the Chicago Bears. He spent the last three seasons with the Eagles, where he totaled 310 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 71 attempts across 36 games (one start). In 2017, the 26-year-old rushed 171 times for 751 yards and five touchdowns.
The Carolina Panthers selected Barner in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.