Tevin Coleman

#26 RB / Atlanta Falcons / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 210 lb Age: 24 College: Indiana Bye 5

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  • Head coach Dan Quinn said Tuesday that Coleman is still in concussion protocol, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Five days after Coleman suffered the injury in Thursday's win over the Saints, the running back is still dealing with concussion-like symptoms. With Atlanta not scheduled to play again until Monday night in Tampa Bay, Coleman still has plenty of time to be medically cleared, but his status for the week is still in question until that time comes.

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  • Falcons head coach Dan Quinn confirmed Friday that Coleman suffered a concussion in Thursday's 20-17 win over the Saints and has entered the NFL's protocol for head injuries, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Coleman exited in the second half with the concussion, finishing with 32 yards on nine carries. With the Falcons having 10 full days off before their next game Dec. 18 against the Buccaneers, Coleman has a fair chance to clear the protocol by that point. Expect the Falcons to provide an update on the running back's condition when the team resumes practicing next week.

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  • Coleman is being evaluated for a concussion, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Coleman had nine carries for 32 yards before exiting Thursday's contest, while his backfield mate Devonta Freeman logged 24 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown. Coleman has seen his role significantly reduced since Freeman has come back from a concussion, as he has become more of a supplementary option in the Falcons offense. The third-year back out of Indiana will have 10 days to clear the concussion protocol before Atlanta takes on the Buccaneers in Week 15.

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  • Coleman carried eight times for 22 yards and caught three of six targets for an additional 27 yards during Sunday's 14-9 loss to the Vikings. Coleman averaged a paltry 2.8 yards per carry in this one and only achieved some success as a pass catcher, leading the team in targets and receptions. His workload was roughly half of that which he received during Devonta Freeman's concussion absence, with the latter returning to action to head the backfield Sunday. Coleman has still managed to produce, despite the timeshare with Freeman this season, and will look to get back on track Thursday against the Saints.

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  • Coleman is expected to serve in a backup role at running back Sunday against the Vikings with regular starter Devonta Freeman having cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Freeman was removed early in the Falcons' Nov. 12 win over the Cowboys after sustaining the concussion, paving the way for Coleman to act as the team's lead back for much of the last three games. Atlanta didn't miss a beat with Coleman heading the running attack, as the former Indiana standout amassed 223 yards and four scores on 59 carries while adding 20 yards through the air. Even before Freeman suffered the head injury, Coleman had a sizable role in the team's offensive game plan, averaging 7.8 carries over the Falcons' first eight contests, but his volume and fantasy value will nonetheless take a hit now that Atlanta is back to full strength in the backfield.

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