Coleman finished with 76 tackles (51 solo) and one fumble recovery in 12 games played this season. Coleman missed four games due to knee and ankle ailments, contributing toward a slight decline in overall production. Still, Coleman has enjoyed a resurgence in Carolina, as he's registered at least 75 tackles in all three seasons as a Panther. While he'll be disappointed by not intercepting a pass this year, especially after 11 over the previous two campaigns, the 29-year-old remains a valuable member of the team's defense.
Coleman (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. In conjunction with the uncapped showing, Coleman said that he's "good to go" for Sunday's wild-card game in New Orleans, according to David Newton of ESPN.com. After sitting out the regular-season finale against Atlanta, Coleman's presence up the middle of the defense will be key to containing Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who posted 489 yards and four touchdowns in two regular-season matchups versus Carolina.
Coleman (ankle) said Wednesday that he'll be good to go for Sunday's wild-card game against the Saints, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Coleman missed the Panthers' regular-season finale against the Falcons due to a minor ankle injury, but the team's starting free safety is expected to be back at full strength by the time the weekend rolls around. He may be kept to limited participation in practice throughout the week as a precaution, but expect the Panthers to have Coleman on the field for a full slate of snaps Sunday.
Coleman (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Coleman is coming off back-to-back, double-digit tackle performances, but Jairus Byrd will have an opportunity to snag that stat line Sunday. The Panthers are still able to secure a bye week in the playoffs, which would help Coleman recover fully before he enters game play again.
Coleman (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports. Coleman started the week not practicing but was a limited participant Thursday and Friday. It seems as though the 28-year-old is more likely to play than not, but there's a good chance his status isn't fully determined until pregame warmups.