The revolving door that is the New England wide receiver corps takes another spin . . .
Coleman is the second former first-round pick wideout to be cut, joining Kenny Britt.
It's the second time in as many weeks Coleman has gotten the hook since he was signed on Sept. 10. The Patriots cut the former Baylor University star on Sept. 17, a week after signing him, only to re-sign him to the practice squad three days after that.
The Patriots won't be unveiling Corey Coleman on Sunday. The newly acquired wideout didn't make the trip to Jacksonville, according to a source.
Coleman was signed by the Patriots on Monday, agreeing to a one-year deal and cancelling a Tuesday visit with the Eagles.
Even though the Patriots are shallow at wideout, Coleman's absence isn't a jaw-dropper. Coleman was traded to the Bills during training camp but after three weeks the Bills released him citing an ability to get up-to-speed with their playbook. Buffalo took a $3.55 million cap hit with the move.
Expecting Coleman to be in a position to contribute in the Patriots scheme -- which is more challenging than Buffalo's -- after a couple of days of practice would be unrealistic.
The Patriots revolving door at wide receiver continued Saturday with the release of Bennie Fowler, who had just been signed this week.
With Marcus Cannon's calf injury, the Patriots have moved offensive tackle Cole Croston from the practice squad to fill the roster spot.
And to fill the practice squad vacancy, wide receiver Riley McCarron has been brought back. He was waived on Monday after muffing a punt against the Texans in the season opener.
The move gives the Patriots four active receivers for their game Sunday in Jacksonville (Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, Cordarrelle Patterson and Corey Coleman, the ex-Bills and Browns wideout signed Tuesday, the same day as Fowler). Special-teamer Matthew Slater is also listed as a wide receiver.