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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
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.
12/18/13 - S Kurt Coleman didn't practice Wednesday. He injured his hamstring Sunday against the Vikings. Coleman, one of the Eagles' key special teams performers, is not expected to play this week against the Bears.
12/16/13 - S Kurt Coleman injured his hamstring Sunday and probably will not play this week against the Bears, which could leave the Eagles short-handed in the secondary.
09/01/13 - S Kurt Coleman started 27 games the past two years, but probably wouldn't have made the team if the Eagles kept only four safeties. For the moment, they've got five.
08/27/13 - S Kurt Coleman has started 27 games the last two years for the Eagles. But he is staring at the very real possibility of being on the outside looking in when the Eagles make their final roster cuts on Saturday.
"By no means am I frustrated," Coleman said Tuesday. "I have proven that I can play in this league, and I can play at a high level. But that's just the way it is. Every year you've got to be able to compete. What Chip did was bring in people to compete at every position."
If Kelly keeps only four safeties, they likely will be Patrick Chung, Nate Allen, rookie Earl Wolff and special teams demon Colt Anderson. If he keeps five, Coleman could survive, though there's also a pretty good possibility the Eagles will be on the lookout for another veteran safety after teams cut down to 53 players.
Coleman, like Anderson, is an excellent special teams player.
"Whatever they see fit for me, I'm willing to excel at that," he said. "I'm looking forward to the next challenge, looking forward to this next week and seeing where I land. I'd love to be a part of this and what's going on here."