Data Scout Notes: 1stC/1stM/PNagurski/PThorpe/HM C/2nd M
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Eagles' draft picks: Round 7/244 -- Kurt Coleman, S, Ohio State: Yet another player with core special teams potential. Coleman is a hard-hitter with 4.55 speed. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Kurt Coleman News
03/16/15 - S Kurt Coleman left the Chiefs for the Panthers Monday, signing a two-year, $2.8 million contract that includes a $600,000 signing bonus.
Coleman, 26, spent four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before joining the Kansas City Chiefs last season.
Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was the defensive coordinator for Philadelphia during Coleman's rookie season with the Eagles.
"Being familiar with Sean and watching this defense, I wanted to be able to help this team build into something special and make a run," Coleman said in a statement. "They've done great the last two years getting into the playoffs, but the great thing is they're not satisfied with just getting there. I want to be a piece to help this team go and be something special."
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Coleman played in 15 games with three starts for Kansas City in 2014. He totaled 30 tackles, three interceptions, six passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery on defense. He tied for third on the team with seven special teams tackles.
"Kurt gives us a versatile safety who can play both spots," head coach Ron Rivera said. "He's athletic, he's intelligent, and will understand the system, having worked with Sean (McDermott) before. He's a very consistent player and also adds special teams ability. That is something we've talked about improving upon and we've made some moves this offseason looking for guys that can help us on special teams. Kurt will help us not only on defense, but on special teams as well."
Coleman was selected by the Eagles in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
For his career, Coleman has played in 74 regular-season games with 32 starts, including starting 27 of 29 games played for Philadelphia in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He has totaled 269 tackles, 10 interceptions, 15 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He has made 41 tackles on special teams. He has played in two postseason games with one start, p
03/04/15 - S Kurt Coleman was signed a week before the 2014 season opener and became a weekly contributor to the team's defense and special teams. Coleman ended up leading the team with three interceptions and also made 30 tackles on defense and seven in the kicking game. The Chiefs would like to keep him -- but only at their price.
09/02/14 - S Kurt Coleman was signed by the Chiefs Tuesday (Sept. 2). Coleman was released by the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday during their final cuts to reach the 53-player roster limit. He was with the Vikings during the offseason and training camp.
From 2010 to 2013, Coleman played for the Philadelphia Eagles and had 197 career tackles, six tackles for loss, seven interceptions, 11 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
The Eagles drafted Coleman in the seventh round in 2010 out of Ohio State.
04/15/14 - S Kurt Coleman agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, according to multiple reports Monday.
Coleman started 27 games between 2011 and 2012 for the Philadelphia Eagles before losing his starting job last season. He played sparingly as a reserve in 2013, finishing with 14 tackles.
According to NFL.com, Coleman visited the Vikings on Thursday. Coleman had additional visits with the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts before landing with Minnesota.
Coleman, 25, was drafted by the Eagles in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL draft. He had four interceptions in 2011 and made a career-high 93 tackles in 2012.
12/26/13 - S Kurt Coleman, a key member of the Eagles' special teams, was a full practice participant Thursday after missing last week's game with a hamstring injury. He is expected to play Sunday night against the Cowboys.