Coleman is switching back to free safety in 2017, Joseph Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.
In the wake of Roman Harper's departure for the Saints in advance of the 2016 season, Coleman was forced to play more strong safety than he typically has throughout his seven-season career. His tackle total saw a slight bump as a result, but he picked off just four passes compared to the seven he logged in 2015. Since the Panthers signed veteran Mike Adams to play strong safety in 2017, Coleman will be able to move back to his natural free safety spot this season and, as a result, should have more opportunities to make plays on the ball.
Coleman's tackle total marked the highest in his seven-year career and his second consecutive 90-tackle season since joining the
Coleman has now picked off a pass in three of Carolina's last four games, a span in which he's also accumulated 37 tackles. With 84 tackles on the season thus far, Coleman trails only Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis for the
Coleman (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Joseph Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.
This is merely confirmation that Coleman will suit up Sunday, which was fully expected after he cleared the NFL's concussion protocol earlier this week. Coleman, who missed one game due to the head injury, has accrued 67 stops, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one touchdown on the season.
|P3||8/24/17||@ JAC||7:30 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/26/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||15||37||34.0||3||0||3||12||4.0||12||0||6|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|