Trade leaves little clarity on Bills' WR depth chart

The Bills' depth chart at receiver is a moving target, especially after a trade for Corey Coleman over the weekend. Adrian Kraus/AP Photo

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills' trade for Corey Coleman gave the former No. 15 overall pick in 2016 a fresh start in an offense that has spent the first two weeks of training camp searching for answers at both quarterback and wide receiver.

As the Bills prepare for Thursday's preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers, here is an updated look at the team's depth chart at wide receiver:

Kelvin Benjamin: The unquestioned top receiver in Buffalo has stayed healthy through the first two weeks of training camp, which is a positive sign after Benjamin's 2017 season was marred by knee problems. While there have been few highlight-reel catches from Benjamin in 11-on-11 work during camp, he has still looked the part as the Bills' best receiver on the field.

Zay Jones/Coleman: Until Jones fully returns from offseason knee surgery and Coleman is fully acclimated to the Bills' offense, it is hard to tell which roles they might play in the offense. Coleman brings more of a speed element to the group than Jones, who statistically underproduced as Buffalo's No. 2 receiver last season.

Jeremy Kerley: Signed this offseason, Kerley appears to have carved out a role as the Bills' top slot receiver and potentially as a punt returner.

Andre Holmes: He frequently received first-team reps in the absence of Jones, but generally has not stood out. Holmes' main contributions last season came on special teams and it appears he is in line for a similar role this season, possibly as the fourth or fifth receiver on the depth chart.

Brandon Reilly: After spending most of last season on the practice squad as an undrafted rookie, Reilly has seen time with the first-team offense as training camp has progressed. He seems to be the closest to earning a spot on the 53-man roster than the rest of the receivers on the depth chart, although the addition of Coleman could hurt his chances.

Rod Streater: After impressing in training camp last season but landing on injured reserve with a toe injury, Streater is back on the bubble this summer. He saw some first-team reps when Holmes was sidelined last week with a quad injury, but generally he has been on the second-team offense. He will probably need strong performances in preseason games to sneak onto the 53-man roster as the fifth or sixth receiver.

Malachi Dupre: There seemed to be some promise with Dupre when the Green Bay Packers' seventh-round pick last season received some first-team reps early in training camp. But that opportunity with the top unit seems to have dried up. He made two good catches in Tuesday's practice but also had a pass appear to bounce off his chest for an incompletion.

Kaelin Clay: He spent time on the Bills' 53-man roster after being acquired in a cut-down-day trade last summer, but later was released. He returned to Buffalo this offseason but has not made an impression with the offense.

Ray-Ray McCloud, Austin Proehl, Cam Phillips and Robert Foster: All four rookies, the first two of whom were drafted, seem to be more practice-squad candidates at this point than potential contributors on the 53-man roster. McCloud, a sixth-round pick, has been inconsistent catching the ball, and Proehl has struggled to emerge from the third-team offense. Foster has received occasional first-team reps but has also not shown ideal consistency in catching passes. Phillips has been sidelined since Friday with a groin injury after flashing some potential at times early in camp.