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Kurt Coleman | Defensive Back

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
College: Ohio State
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ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling doesn't project S Kurt Coleman to make the 53-man roster.
Coleman is merely a special teams player, but he's a fine one at that. Goessling has the Vikings keeping third-year S Robert Blanton and sixth-round rookie Antone Exum over Coleman. Blanton got some run with the first-team defense next to Harrison Smith during the spring, while Exum is a hybrid corner/safety. Jul 18 - 11:36 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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Vikings agreed to terms with S Kurt Coleman, formerly of the Eagles.

Coleman, 26 in July, managed 15 tackles in 14 appearances with Philly last season, recording no starts. He's a backup safety and special teams player.
Apr 14 - 3:13 PM

Free agent S Kurt Coleman left his visit with the Vikings with no deal in place despite reportedly being offered a contract.

If signed, Coleman would only be asked to help on special teams and fill a backup defensive role in Minnesota. Coleman started 27 games between 2011 and 2012 in Philadelphia, but played just 74 defensive snaps for the Eagles last season. He has also visited the Jets and Colts.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 12 - 9:27 AM

Free agent S Kurt Coleman is visiting the Vikings.

Coleman's been busy the past week; he made trips to the Jets and Colts last week. The 2010 seventh-round pick played just 74 defensive snaps last season. In Minnesota, he'd chip in on special teams and back up both safety spots.
Apr 9 - 7:01 PM

Free agent S Kurt Coleman will visit the Colts on Friday.

Coleman visited the Jets on Tuesday. The Colts have a hole opposite LaRon Landry, but Coleman won't be viewed as a starting option after playing just 74 snaps for the Eagles last season.
Apr 3 - 2:44 PM

Free agent S Kurt Coleman visited the Jets.

Demoted to the bench last season, Coleman was limited to 74 snaps in 15 games for the Eagles. He'd be a depth signing for the Jets' currently-thin secondary.
Apr 1 - 6:13 PM

Eagles S Kurt Coleman played cornerback in Thursday's preseason finale.

A reserve safety and special teamer, added versatility could only help Coleman's roster chances. Nevertheless, it would be a disaster if Coleman ever had to step in at corner during the regular season. He was completely overwhelmed in coverage last season.
Source: CSN Philly
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 10:03:00 AM

CSN Philly believes Eagles S Kurt Coleman and CB Curtis Marsh will need strong camps to save their roster spots.

Coleman was a disaster last season, while Marsh played just 62 snaps. Coleman won't enter new coach Chip Kelly's first camp as a starter, but his status could depend on Kenny Phillips' health.
Source: CSN Philly
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 01:05:00 PM

Eagles declared S Kurt Coleman (ribs) inactive for Sunday's Week 14 game against the Bucs.

Coleman, a human coverage bust this season, was in danger of getting benched even before his injury. He'll be replaced by special teams ace Colt Anderson. The matchup won't get much better for Josh Freeman, Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams. The rest of the Eagles' inactives: QB Michael Vick, RB LeSean McCoy, RB Chris Polk, DT Mike Patterson, WR Greg Salas and OT Matt Kopa.
Sun, Dec 9, 2012 11:31:00 AM

Eagles S Kurt Coleman has been diagnosed with a cartilage bruise in the sternum and rib area.

This should be the last straw for Coleman as a starter. Even if he's active for the final four games, the Eagles would be wise to see what David Sims can do in a starting role. We know that Coleman doesn't have the talent to handle the job and the Eagles are expected to make safety a priority this offseason.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 10:57:00 AM

Eagles S Kurt Coleman was forced from Philadelphia's Week 13 loss to the Cowboys with a bruised sternum, but X-rays came back negative.

He'll undergo an MRI on Monday. Coleman took a hard fall in the fourth quarter, and remained down for several moments before being escorted to the locker room. He had the looks of a player who will be out for Week 14, which would be unwelcome news for Philly's horrendous secondary.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 12:21:00 AM

Kurt Coleman has won the starting strong safety job.

O.J. Atogwe has been banged up for the majority of camp and Jaiquawn Jarrett continues to be a liability. That leaves Coleman, a 2010 seventh-rounder, next to Nate Allen. He had 78 tackles, four interceptions, five pass breakups and one forced fumble last year. Three of those picks came in Week 6 against the Redskins.
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 10:09:00 AM

Eagles placed S Kurt Coleman (biceps) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Coleman appeared in all 15 games, starting 13 and compiling 54 tackles, four interceptions, and one forced fumble. He was benched early in the year in favor of Nate Allen, but regained a starting role when rookie Jaiquawn Jarrett struggled. Coleman figures to be back and healthy in 2012, but the Eagles desperately need to upgrade their safeties.
Wed, Dec 28, 2011 08:44:00 AM

Eagles FS Kurt Coleman left Sunday's game with a biceps injury.

Jaiquawn Jarrett will take over, as Coleman has been ruled out for the game. His absence isn't a major concern with Tony Romo and Felix Jones sitting out.
Sat, Dec 24, 2011 05:56:00 PM

The Eagles have benched FS Jarrad Page in favor of Kurt Coleman.

Page was lit up in the first five games and is coming off a stinger. Coleman began the year as a starter before being benched for Nate Allen. He's probably not going to be much of an upgrade in terms of coverage or run defense.
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 04:07:00 PM

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