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Kurt Coleman | Defensive Back | #20

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 208
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 7 (244) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Panthers FS Kurt Coleman (knee) is inactive Week 7 against the Bears.
Coleman looked on track to play after a full practice Friday, but he will be held out another week. With Luke Kuechly also sidelined, the Panthers have questions on defense heading into Chicago. Oct 22 - 11:40 AM

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Panthers FS Kurt Coleman (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

Coleman has missed the last two games because of a sprained MCL, but this practice puts him on track to return against the Bears. "It’s just going to be a day-to-day evaluation," Coleman said. "But I’m excited with where things are headed." Colin Jones has been starting in his place.
Oct 19 - 9:23 AM's Ian Rapoport reports Panthers FS Kurt Coleman is "believed" to have a sprained MCL, and will "miss some time."

Coleman missed most of Sunday's upset over the Patriots. The team believes he could be sidelined upwards of a month. Colin Jones is the Panthers' No. 3 safety behind Coleman and Mike Adams.
Oct 2 - 1:19 PM

Panthers FS Kurt Coleman suffered a knee injury in Sunday's game against the Patriots, and will not return.

Coleman was quickly ruled out after going down in the first half. It's a big loss for the Panthers. Colin Jones is the Panthers' No. 3 safety, and should see most of the snaps opposite Mike Adams in Coleman's absence.
Oct 1 - 2:31 PM

Kurt Coleman will return to free safety this season.

Coleman broke out at free safety in 2015 for seven interceptions and a sack, but his playmaking took a hit as he was forced into a strong safety role last year. The addition of Mike Adams will send Coleman back home. With their corners entering year two, Captain Munnerlyn in the slot, and a more consistent safety duo, the Panthers' secondary should be a strength this year.
Jul 3 - 9:46 AM

Panthers SS Kurt Coleman (concussion) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

He sat out last week's game with a concussion but should be on track to play against the Chargers. Coleman is 79th out of 89 qualifiers in PFF's safety grades.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 05:09:00 PM

The Panthers ruled out SS Kurt Coleman (concussion) and MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion) for Week 13 against the Seahawks.

Jimmy Graham and Doug Baldwin should go to work against a Carolina defense that is severely weakened up the middle. Coleman hasn't had a great year, but he is the Panthers' top playmaker in the secondary. Kuechly is the heart and soul of Carolina's defense. The Panthers will also be without DE Mario Addison (foot) against Seattle. Addison leads the team with nine sacks.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Panthers FS Kurt Coleman is in the league's concussion protocol.

He didn't practice on Wednesday. The Panthers are beat up on both sides of the ball right now and are quickly falling out of the playoff race. Coleman played well enough to earn a three-year extension last year but has taken a step back in 2016. He holds PFF's 11th-worst safety grade out of 86 qualifiers this season.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 05:20:00 PM

Panthers signed FS Kurt Coleman to a three-year, $17 million extension through 2019.

Plucked off the scrap heap after a year of backing up in Kansas City, Coleman had a career year in 2015. He stuffed the stat sheet with 90 tackles, seven picks and a sack, and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 7 overall safety. His seven picks were tied for second in the league. Coleman turned 28 in April.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 07:45:00 PM

Panthers FS Kurt Coleman had offseason finger surgery.

It’s only notable for bookkeeping purposes. Coleman didn’t miss any time at OTAs. He’s fully healthy for his contract year.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 03:10:00 PM

Panthers walk-year FS Kurt Coleman is not worrying about his contract.

"It’s out of my hands," he said. "I’m trusting that both sides are going to do what’s right and what’s fair." Coleman was outstanding his first year in Carolina, recording seven interceptions and 88 tackles as a 15-game starter. GM Dave Gettleman does not put a premium on the secondary, but Coleman performed well enough to earn a new contract. Whether he will get one remains to be seen.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 08:09:00 PM

Panthers FS Kurt Coleman (foot) is listed as doubtful for Week 17.

Coleman has been one of the NFL's highest-impact safeties this season, so his loss will be felt. The Panthers will turn to Tre Boston at free safety.
Fri, Jan 1, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Panthers FS Kurt Coleman's foot sprain is "not bad."

Coleman could miss the finale with an eye toward being 100 percent for the playoffs, but coach Ron Rivera is confident he's avoided major injury. A 15-game starter, Coleman has been a major surprise for the Panthers, picking off seven passes and operating as one of the league's most effective safeties this season.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 01:22:00 PM

Panthers S Kurt Coleman suffered a foot sprain Week 16 against the Falcons.

Coleman suffered the injury on Julio Jones' 70-yard touchdown in the third quarter. He is headed for scans Monday. A former special teamer in Philadelphia, Coleman established himself as a playmaking safety with the Chiefs last season, and he earned a starting spot with a strong training camp with the Panthers. Coleman is tied for third in the league with seven interceptions. Losing him for any amount of time would be a big blow to the defense.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 12:55:00 PM

The Panthers' official website said S Kurt Coleman "frequently worked with the first-team defense" in camp.

Coleman was listed behind Roman Harper and Tre Boston on the Panthers' first depth chart, but he appears to have leapfrogged Boston in the last week. After being relegated to special teams work his final season in Philadelphia, Coleman had something of a career resurgence with the Chiefs last season. He played almost 400 snaps on defense, recording 37 tackles and three interceptions.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 12:20:00 PM

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