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
07/27/16 - S Kurt Coleman signed a three-year contract extension with the Carolina Panthers.
NFL Network reported the contract was worth $17 million, including $7 million guaranteed and $6 million up front.
Coleman spent his first five seasons primarily as a backup and special teams player for the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. He was twice a part-time starter in four seasons with the Eagles (2011, 2012).
In his first year with the Panthers, Coleman had seven interceptions and emerged as a leader in the Carolina secondary.
"It all started with the belief in myself," he said. "I knew if given the opportunity I would succeed."
01/24/16 - S Kurt Coleman has been one of the unsung heroes for the Panthers this season. He added to his collection of big plays with an interception in the final minute of the first half Sunday. He added another interception at the Carolina 1-yard line with 11:38 left in the game.
"We've been doing this all year," Coleman said, praising the working of the defensive front in applying pressure on quarterbacks. "It works hand in hand."
Coleman ranked third in the NFL regular season with seven interceptions, which was one shy of the team's single-season record.
01/13/16 - S Kurt Coleman (sprained foot), who missed the season finale as a precaution, practiced and is good to go.
01/11/16 - S Kurt Coleman (foot) is expected to return to action for Sunday's playoff game against the Seahawks.
01/11/16 - S Kurt Coleman (foot) will practice Wednesday after he was held out of Week 17 as a precaution.