Bills keep QB McCarron, cut former 1st-rounder WR Coleman

The Buffalo Bills are keeping veteran AJ McCarron, leaving them with three quarterbacks on the roster, a person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press.

Buffalo also has released wide receiver Corey Coleman, a 2016 first-round draft pick by Cleveland whom the Bills acquired last month.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not officially announced the moves.

McCarron, an offseason free agent addition who was a backup in Cincinnati for four years, bruised his right throwing shoulder in an exhibition game. That hindered his pursuit of the starting job, particularly with the Bills having drafted Josh Allen with the seventh overall pick in April.

McCarron returned to lead the Bills to a late comeback victory at Chicago on Thursday night, though his performance was inconsistent.

Still, Buffalo chose to keep him, along with 2017 backup Nate Peterman and, of course, Allen.

The Bills chose not to hold onto Coleman, who has been a disappointment since the Browns made him the 15th overall selection two years ago. Buffalo traded a seventh-round pick in 2020 for him.


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