Tevin Coleman

New York Jets
Running Back #26
New York Jets
Running Back #26
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Tevin Coleman News

Returning to Jets

Coleman will re-sign with the Jets, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Coleman, who turns 29 next month, finished last season with 84 carries for 356 yards to go along with 11 catches (on 16 targets) for 49 yards in 11 games. Whereas last year, Coleman approached Week 1 with starting aspirations, in his second campaign with the Jets he appears destined for a complementary role behind ascending 2021 fourth-rounder Michael Carter.

Mar 14, 2022 3:41 PM EST

Sees little action in Week 18

Coleman carried the ball five times for six yards and failed to catch his only target in Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: The Jets' offense mostly sputtered in this one, but Coleman didn't exactly provide a spark with his rare touches. The former Falcon and 49er heads into free agency having managed to produce only 405 scrimmage yards and zero touchdowns in 11 games this season for the Jets.

Jan 9, 2022 9:39 PM EST

Off COVID list

Coleman has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Analysis: Coleman, who was sidelined in Week 17, is slated to be available for Sunday's season finale against the Bills, with his workload in the contest tied in large part to the status of fellow running back Michael Carter, who suffered a concussion this past weekend, but is "progressing well," per coach Robert Saleh.

Jan 5, 2022 9:02 AM EST

Still on COVID list

Coleman remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list in advance of Sunday's game against Buccaneers.

Analysis: Until Coleman is activated from the list, look for Michael Carter to log added touches out of the Jets' backfield, with Ty Johnson available to handle complementary work, while Austin Walter and La'Mical Perine are also candidates to mix in.

Jan 1, 2022 5:10 PM EST

On COVID list

Coleman (undisclosed) has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, per Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston and the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Until Coleman clears the NFL's COVID protocols, look for Michael Carter to see added touches out of the Jets' backfield, with Ty Johnson on hand to handle complementary work and Austin Walter and La'Mical Perine also candidates to mix in.

Dec 30, 2021 2:48 PM EST

Doesn't do much with 15 touches

Coleman rushed 14 times for 57 yards and caught his only target for four yards in Sunday's 26-21 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Coleman's 15 touches marked his second-highest total of the season, but he finished a distant third on the team in rushing yards behind Michael Carter (16 carries for 118 yards) and quarterback Zach Wilson, who had 91 yards and a touchdown on four rushing attempts. The Jets would like to maintain their run-heavy approach in Week 17 given all their injuries at wide receiver, but a Tampa Bay team with a far superior offense and run defense will make such a game plan much tougher to execute than it was against Jacksonville.

Dec 26, 2021 2:28 PM EST

Effective in limited action

Coleman rushed eight times for 50 yards and wasn't targeted in Sunday's 31-24 loss to Miami.

Analysis: Coleman came inches short of scoring his first touchdown of the season in the second quarter, but he was tackled just before crossing the goal line and quarterback Zach Wilson took it himself on the following play. He split carries with Michael Carter, who mustered just 18 rushing yards on his eight attempts in his return from an ankle injury. Carter had established himself as New York's lead back prior to his injury, and it's unclear whether the team was simply easing the rookie back in after he had been out since Week 11, or if Coleman will remain part of a backfield timeshare for the team's favorable Week 16 matchup against the Jaguars.

Dec 19, 2021 3:22 PM EST

Cleared to face Dolphins

Coleman (concussion) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Dolphins, David Furones of the Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Coleman was able to practice fully in every practice this week after sitting out the Week 14 loss to New Orleans. He's expected to play second fiddle to Michael Carter (ankle) in the Jets' backfield against the Dolphins, but New York will first need to officially active Carter from IR.

Dec 17, 2021 1:11 PM EST

Logs full practice

Coleman (concussion) was listed as a full practice participant Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Coleman was inactive in Week 14, but his full practice participation Wednesday indicates that he's progressing through the NFL's concussion protocol in advance of Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Meanwhile, Michael Carter (ankle) is a candidate to come off injured reserve for the contest, potentially setting the stage for the Jets to head into action this weekend with a fortified backfield.

Dec 15, 2021 3:46 PM EST

Expected back this week

Coleman (concussion) is expected back for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, according to coach Robert Saleh.

Analysis: Coleman -- who missed this past Sunday's loss to the Saints -- is thus in line to practice in advance of the contest and is poised to return to action this weekend, barring any setbacks. Also expected back is fellow running back Michael Carter (ankle), who is on track to come off IR, per Saleh. Assuming that's the case, Coleman would presumably re-enter the Jets' backfield mix in Week 15 in a lesser role, after having logged double-digit carries in Weeks 12 and 13.

Dec 15, 2021 8:40 AM EST

Won't play Sunday

Coleman (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Coleman landed in the concussion protocol following last week's loss to the Eagles, and he'll be sidelined for at least one game. The 28-year-old has been operating as the No. 1 tailback with Michael Carter (ankle) on injured reserve, but the Jets will now have to go further down the depth chart. Ty Johnson, who usually works as the passing-down back, should have an increased role versus New Orleans, and Austin Walter also figures to be involved in the offensive gameplan.

Dec 10, 2021 8:11 AM EST

No practice activity Thursday

Coleman (concussion) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Coleman was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol at some point after the Jets' Week 13 loss to the Eagles, even though he wasn't forced to exit that contest early due to an injury. In any case, Coleman's inability to practice even in a limited capacity at this stage of the week isn't a promising sign with regard to his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Saints. The Jets will see if Coleman can take a step forward in terms of activity at Friday's practice before giving him a designation heading into the weekend.

Dec 9, 2021 1:30 PM EST

Dealing with concussion

Coleman is in the NFL's concussion protocol, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: As a result, Coleman won't practice Wednesday, which leaves Ty Johnson, Austin Walter and La'Mical Perine as the Jets' current healthy backfield options as Sunday's game against the Saints approaches.

Dec 8, 2021 9:01 AM EST

Leads backfield again

Coleman carried the ball 11 times for 58 yards in Sunday's 33-18 loss to the Eagles. He added three receptions for 19 yards.

Analysis: Coleman was limited by game script, as the team attempted only 17 rushes on the day. Zach Wilson was the only other Jets' player to record multiple carries, leaving Coleman as the clear primary back once again. Despite the limited volume, he picked up chunk gains of 17 and 15 yards to account for the majority of his production. Coleman figures to have at least one more contest in the top role, as Michael Carter (ankle) is not eligible to return from injured reserve until Week 15.

Dec 5, 2021 3:58 PM EST

Gets 18 touches in Houston

Coleman rushed 16 times for 67 yards and caught two of three targets for three yards in Sunday's 21-14 win over Houston.

Analysis: Coleman led the Jets' backfield in carries and rushing yards, though Ty Johnson and practice squad elevation Austin Walter combined for 80 rushing yards on 15 carries, including a two-yard Walter touchdown run late in the first half. Coleman performed decently as the leading option in a crowded backfield with Michael Carter (ankle) on IR, and he should maintain that role in Week 13 against the Eagles.

Nov 28, 2021 4:01 PM EST

Should get bigger role sans Carter

Coleman and Ty Johnson are both expected to fill larger roles out of the Jets backfield beginning with Sunday's game against the Texans after lead back Michael Carter (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

Analysis: Carter will be sidelined for at least three games after being deactivated, though his estimated recovery timeline bodes well for his chances of being ready to play when first eligible Week 15 at Miami. In any case, his absence for the next three games should create more opportunities for Johnson and Coleman, with the former expected to handle a more heightened change-of-pace role while the latter likely settles in as the Jets' preferred option on early downs. If that's the case, Coleman might end up getting more carries of the two, but the Jets' tendency to play from behind in games could call for more pass-heavy game scripts that are more favorable for Johnson.

Nov 28, 2021 9:14 AM EST

Carter injury presents opportunity

Coleman rushed five times for 16 yards and caught his lone target for two yards in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Coleman posted a forgettable stat line, but it's noteworthy that Ty Johnson only got one rushing attempt to Coleman's five, because starter Michael Carter exited the game with an ankle injury. If Carter's forced to miss additional time, Coleman would likely take over as the primary early down running back for the Jets for an appetizing Week 12 matchup with the Texans.

Nov 21, 2021 1:25 PM EST

Six touches in return

Coleman (hamstring) rushed four times for 29 yards and caught two of three targets for four yards in Sunday's 45-17 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Despite ripping off a 15-yard run -- the Jets' longest of the game -- on his first touch back following a four-game absence, Coleman finished third among New York's running backs with six touches, trailing Michael Carter (20) and Ty Johnson (seven). Coleman and Johnson should continue to share the work left over behind Carter in Week 11 against the Dolphins and beyond, but Johnson's superior pass-catching ability gives him greater upside than Coleman.

Nov 14, 2021 5:02 PM EST

Back from four-week absence

Coleman (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Analysis: Coleman had been sidelined for the past four weeks with the hamstring injury, missing three contests in total following the open date in the Jets' schedule Week 6. Though he was listed atop the depth chart to begin the season, Coleman hasn't played more than 25 percent of the Jets' offensive snaps in any of his four appearances before missing time with the injury. Coleman will likely have to settle for limited work behind Michael Carter and Ty Johnson now that he's healthy again.

Nov 14, 2021 9:00 AM EST

Questionable but likely to play

Coleman (hamstring) is listed as questionable but expected to play Sunday against the Bills, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Coleman was a full participant in practice Friday, so it looks like he's finally over the hamstring injury that's kept him sidelined since Week 5. He'll likely work in a rotational role with Michael Carter and Ty Johnson, though Carter's expected to see the majority of snaps between the three running backs.

Nov 12, 2021 12:49 PM EST

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