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Corey Coleman reportedly signs with Patriots, not Eagles

There’s one wide receiver off the market.

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Corey Coleman will not be signing with the Philadelphia Eagles. The free agent wide receiver is instead joining the New England Patriots, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

The Eagles’ interest in Coleman was first reported on Tuesday. The 2016 first-round pick was scheduled to visit Philadelphia but it’s clear that now won’t be happening.

Coleman is one of two former first round wide receivers the Eagles have recently been looking into. Philadelphia reportedly hosted 2015 first-round pick Breshad Perriman for a workout on Monday.

With Coleman signing with the Pats, maybe that makes the Eagles signing Perriman more likely. It’s worth noting the Eagles also worked out Kamar Aiken on Monday.

Of the options available, Coleman was the preferred receiver target for Eagles fans polled here at Bleeding Green Nation.

Dez Bryant finished in second but it seems unlikely the Eagles will give him the kind of money he’s looking for. Philadelphia only has about $6 million in cap space and Bryant reportedly turned down a deal worth $7 million annually earlier this year.

We’ll soon see what the Eagles choose to do at the receiver position. They’re clearly looking hard at their options after scheduling (at least) three free agent visits and signing three new wideouts to the practice squad on Monday.

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