San Francisco signed Coleman to its practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: Coleman was cut by San Francisco on Tuesday after logging just one special-teams snap during the team's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs. The previous two weeks, the running back totaled 15 touches for 70 yards and two scores, but the acquisition of Christian McCaffrey made Coleman the add man out in the 49ers' backfield. However, the veteran will return to San Francisco's organization just one day after being cut and will likely operate as an emergency option on the practice squad.
Oct 26, 2022 12:53 PM EST
The 49ers released Coleman on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: In his four-game sample with San Francisco this season, Coleman ranged from zero offensive snaps to a 28-percent share, the latter of which amounted to his most productive appearance in Week 5 at Carolina (67 yards from scrimmage and two TDs). Overall, though, he averaged a measly 2.2 YPC on his 12 rushes and now finds himself on the open market following the team's recent acquisition of Christian McCaffrey. Coleman may draw interest from other RB-needy teams like the Jets, who lost Breece Hall (knee) for the campaign this past Sunday.
Oct 25, 2022 2:45 PM EST
Coleman logged one snap on special teams in Sunday's 44-23 loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: Coleman fell out of favor quickly following his two-touchdown game back in Week 5, as he has produced just three yards on four attempts in the two games since then. Tyrion Davis-Price (13 offensive snaps) appears to have leapfrogged the veteran as a backup in San Francisco. The addition of Christian McCaffrey this week puts Coleman's roster spot in jeopardy heading into a crucial matchup against the Rams next Sunday.
Oct 24, 2022 9:23 AM EST
Coleman rushed four times for three yards in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Falcons.
Analysis: Coleman was signed off the practice squad for the second week in a row, but he was unable to replicate last week's two-score performance. It is worth nothing that the 29-year-old stuck as Jeff Wilson's primary backup despite the return of Tyrion Davis-Price (no touches) and the presence of preseason standout Jordan Mason (no touches). Both veteran backs struggled mightily in a favored matchup, so perhaps head coach Kyle Shanahan will try some of his fresher, younger backs behind Wilson next Sunday against the Chiefs. Coleman shouldn't be considered a starting option in standard leagues heading into Week 7.
Oct 17, 2022 9:53 AM EST
The 49ers signed Coleman to the active roster from the practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: Coleman had reverted to the practice squad after rushing times for 23 yards and a touchdown while securing all three of his targets for 44 yards and another score during Sunday's win over the Panthers, and it appears that he's now earned a spot as the No. 2 running back behind Jeff Wilson. Considering that Elijah Mitchell (knee) doesn't yet look close to a return from IR, Coleman is an interesting fantasy option heading into what should be a favorable Week 6 matchup against the Falcons.
Oct 12, 2022 9:37 AM EST
Coleman reverted to the 49ers' practice squad, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: Coleman found his footing after being elevated from San Francisco's practice squad for the second game in a row, notching both a rushing and receiving touchdown during Sunday's win. With Tyrion Davis-Price (ankle) and Marlon Mack (coach's decision) both out, the practice squad back played 19 of the 49ers' 67 offensive snaps behind Jeff Wilson, recording 23 rushing yards on eight carries and catching all three of his targets for 44 yards. Coleman will be eligible for just one more elevation from the practice squad this season before requiring a full spot on the active roster in order to suit up for San Francisco moving forward.
Oct 10, 2022 6:40 PM EST
Coleman carried the ball eight times for 23 yards and a touchdown and caught all three of his targets for 44 yards and a second TD in Sunday's 37-15 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: The veteran running back, who saw only one offensive snap last week in his return to the 49ers, was the surprise star on offense in this one. Coleman bookended the scoring on the afternoon, catching a nine-yard TD pass in the first quarter before adding a five-yard scoring run in the fourth. Jeff Wilson remains the starter in the San Francisco backfield and saw 18 touches to Coleman's 11, but the latter's experience in Kyle Shanahan's scheme appears to have allowed him to leapfrog rookie Jordan Mason on the depth chart.
Oct 9, 2022 5:57 PM EST
Coleman is slated to serve as the 49ers' No. 3 running back in Sunday's Week 5 clash against the Panthers with Marlon Mack inactive for the contest.
Analysis: Coleman was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, and he'll now enjoy active status for a second straight game with Mack a healthy scratch. However, even with Elijah Mitchell (knee) and Tyrion Davis-Price (ankle) sidelined, Coleman only saw one snap in Week 4 against the Rams, and a similar fate could await him Sunday while operating behind Jeff Wilson and Jordan Mason.
Oct 9, 2022 11:54 AM EST
The 49ers elevated Coleman on Saturday from their practice squad to their active roster for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: With Elijah Mitchell (knee) and Tyrion Davis-Price (ankle) still out, Coleman will be active for a second straight week. However, the veteran running back played just one offensive snap during the team's Week 4 win over the Rams, while Jeff Wilson dominated the backfield work. Fellow backup Marlon Mack didn't play at all against Los Angeles and Jordan Mason played exclusively on special teams, so while he barley played in his season debut, it doesn't appear like Coleman is too far down the 49ers' running back depth chart.
Oct 8, 2022 5:19 PM EST
Coleman reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: With Elijah Mitchell (knee) on injured reserve and Tyrion Davis-Price (ankle) ruled out, Coleman was elevated to the active roster from the practice squad for Monday's Week 4 win over the Rams. However, the veteran running back played just one offensive, while Jeff Wilson dominated the backfield work. Fellow backup Marlon Mack didn't see the field at all and Jordan Mason played exclusively on special teams, so while Coleman was limited to just one snap, he may an elevation candidate again in Week 5.
Oct 5, 2022 7:34 AM EST
Coleman failed to record a single rushing attempt in Monday's 24-9 win over the Rams.
Analysis: Coleman was a complete non-factor Monday, seeing the field for just one offensive snap. The veteran running back was elevated from the practice squad ahead of Monday's night game, but it was starter Jeff Wilson who saw the vast majority of the work out of the backfield. With his lack of involvement in his first game back, Coleman is difficult to trust for fantasy at this point. The 49ers visit the Panthers in Week 5.
Oct 5, 2022 3:35 AM EST
Coleman has been elevated from the 49ers' practice squad ahead of Monday night's game against the Rams.
Analysis: With Elijah Mitchell (knee) on IR and Tyrion Davis-Price out with an ankle injury, Coleman will provide the 49ers' backfield -- which also includes Jordan Mason and Marlon Mack -- with some added depth behind current starter Jeff Wilson. Coleman's familiarity with coach Kyle Shanahan's offense could lead to some change-of-pace work Monday, though Wilson should still see the bulk of the team's Week 4 carries.
Oct 3, 2022 2:18 PM EST
The 49ers signed Coleman to their practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: Coleman spent the 2021 campaign and the entire 2022 offseason and preseason with the Jets, but he was a roster casualty on cut-down day Aug. 30. He worked out for the 49ers last week, and after Tyrion Davis-Price (ankle) emerged from this past Sunday's win against the Seahawks with an injury -- joining Elijah Mitchell (knee) on the sideline -- Coleman has returned to San Francisco, where he played in 2019 and 2020. Jeff Wilson is leading the backfield at the moment, while undrafted rookie Jordan Mason and Marlon Mack also are on the active roster, but Coleman will be a candidate to be elevated Week 3.
Sep 21, 2022 12:45 PM EST
The Jets are releasing Coleman on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Analysis: The 29-year-old Coleman faced a challenge for the No. 3 RB spot this summer, behind Michael Carter and Breece Hall. The Jets apparently will go with Ty Johnson or Zonovan Knight for the role.
Aug 30, 2022 6:51 AM EST
Coleman rushed three times for 14 yards in Sunday's 31-27 preseason win over the Giants.
Analysis: Coleman's touches came in the second quarter with backup quarterback Mike White in the game. While the veteran running back isn't expected to play a key offensive role when others at the position are healthy, all signs point to Coleman making the Jets' 53-man roster.
Aug 29, 2022 7:40 AM EST
Coleman rushed twice for eight yards and returned a pair of kickoffs for 39 yards in Monday's 24-16 preseason win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Coleman didn't play much in this one, but his roster spot seems pretty secure as a veteran presence in the backfield who can contribute on special teams when called upon. The 29-year-old running back's likely to open the season third on the depth chart behind youngsters Breece Hall and Michael Carter.
Aug 23, 2022 5:23 PM EST
The Jets reinstated Coleman (illness) from the non-football injury list Monday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Analysis: Coleman is now in the clear to resume practicing with the Jets as the team begins its first full week of training camp. The veteran will head into the Jets' Aug. 12 preseason opener versus the Eagles as the No. 3 option on the depth chart, but he'll face competition from the likes of Ty Johnson, La'Mical Perine and Zonovan Knight to retain the role heading into Week 1.
Aug 1, 2022 2:00 PM EST
Coach Robert Saleh expects Coleman (illness) to return to practice in the first week of August, Zach Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Coleman's the favorite to secure the third spot on New York's running back depth chart behind Breece Hall and Michael Carter, though he'll face competition from the likes of Ty Johnson, La'Mical Perine and Zonovan Knight. The veteran running back opened training camp on the active/non-football illness list, so Coleman will need to be activated before he's eligible to practice.
Aug 1, 2022 10:11 AM EST
The Jets placed Coleman on the active/non-football illness list Tuesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: When he was placed on the NFI list earlier Tuesday, it was reported that Coleman suffered an injury while training prior to camp, per Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site. That may have been the case, but the NFL's transaction report officially notes Coleman in fact is on the illness version of the list. He's eligible to practice or play in preseason games at any point, but whenever he's available he'll be working behind rookie Breece Hall and Michael Carter at running back.
Jul 26, 2022 5:17 PM EST
The Jets have placed Coleman (undisclosed) on the active/NFI list, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: The report notes that Coleman, who sustained an unspecified injury away from the team facility, can be removed from the list at any time during training camp. Once he re-takes the field, Coleman will look to secure a depth role in the Jets' backfield behind Breece Hall and Michael Carter.
Jul 26, 2022 4:05 PM EST
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