BEREA,Ohio--Corey Coleman is known for catching the deep ball. Robert Griffin III has a propensity to throw the deep ball. The two former Baylor Bears are hoping to be able to form a dynamic duo this season for the Browns.
Recently re-instated wide receiver Josh Gordon also played at Baylor.
“It’s exciting," Coleman said after breezing through the conditioning tests. "We’re all tied in. We all went to the same college. It’s just exciting being a part of the same team.”
Coleman spent part of his down time working with Griffin III in Los Angeles.
“I went to L.A. to work out with him for three days," Coleman said. "He looked really good. He’s ready to roll. Our connection is really, really good too. Now we’re excited to be here at camp.”
Coleman said he also knows Gordon as he was being recruited to Baylor, Gordon was starring with Griffin III for the Bears.
“I know (Gordon) really well," Coleman said. "When I was younger and getting recruited by Baylor and stuff, I used to go to Baylor and watch him play, him and (Titans WR) Kendall (Wright) up there.
"He's an exciting player and I'm happy he's part of the Browns."
“It’s exciting really. It gives us another weapon on offense. I’m happy for him to be back on the team. He went to Baylor. He’s a part of the family.”
Ironically, Griffin III and Gordon hooked up for a 94-yard touchdown pass in college, which still stands as the longest play in Baylor history.
Hue Jackson said Coleman told him he wanted to be the best receiver on the team after he was drafted and he knows he is likely to eventually have formidable competition at the position--especially if Gordon can return to his NFL yardage leading season of 2013.
“I do want to be the best receiver on this team," Coleman said. "That’s my goal. When I was at Baylor, I wanted to be the best receiver on that team. That’s just the way I am. I work really hard and live up to that goal.”
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