Patriots Add Receivers Corey Coleman, Bennie Fowler

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Corey Coleman; Bennie Fowler. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images; Harry How/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Patriots made a trio of roster moves yesterday to open three spots, and they reportedly filled two today with the additions of receivers Corey Coleman and Bennie Fowler.

New England entered the day with only Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, and Cordarrelle Patterson on the depth chart, at least until Julian Edelman returns in Week 5.

According to NFL Network, Coleman's inking a one-year deal. He's 24 and a former 15th overall pick of the Browns in 2016. The wideout's caught 56 balls for 718 yards and five touchdowns in 19 career games, while getting looks from the likes of DeShone Kizer, Cody Kessler, Josh McCown, Robert Griffin III, Kevin Hogan, Charlie Whitehurst, and Terrelle Pryor.

The former top option in Cleveland should fare better with Tom Brady if he takes to the playbook and isn't the me-first distraction he was there.

Browns dealt Coleman to the Bills for a seventh-rounder over the summer, then cut him following the preseason.

ESPN had the Fowler news. The 27-year-old's spent three years in Denver, with 698 yards and five TD's on 56 catches in his 45 contests. He's also capable of returning punts.

Fowler was released by Chicago on cut-down day.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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