Coleman signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Coleman spent the 2017 campaign with the Falcons, recording two carries for eight yards and a pair of receptions for 20 yards. More importantly, he suited up in all 16 games and was an asset as a blocker, so Arizona brought him aboard with the hope that he would provide similar reliability on those fronts. The expectation is that Coleman will operate as the team's starting fullback right away ahead of other potential options like Elijhaa Penny and undrafted rookie Austin Ramesh.
Coleman participated in a workout with the Jets on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Coleman played in all 16 games for Atlanta in 2017 after spending his first four pro seasons within the Seahawks organization. The free-agent fullback averaged just over 14 offensive snaps per game last year, serving almost exclusively as a blocker. The 27-year-old Coleman accumulated eight yards on two carries in his stint with the Falcons, adding two receptions for 20 yards.
Coleman signed a contract with the Falcons on Tuesday, Curtis Jackson of the team's official site reports.
Coleman last played for the Seahawks in 2015. Legal troubles prevented him from taking the field last season. He joins the Falcons alongside fullback Soma Vainuku, as the two will compete for a starting gig with the reigning NFC champions. In 31 games (seven starts) over three seasons with the Seahawks, Coleman recorded 11 receptions for 91 yards with two receiving touchdowns. He also rushed the ball 10 times for 35 yards.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he will ride the hot hand between Coleman, Bryce Brown and Christine Michael in Sunday's game against the Browns, the Seahawks' official website reports.
With Fred Jackson locked in as the passing-down back, the Seahawks have three options to share the early-down workload. Carroll's comments perhaps offer some hope that Coleman could actually have a significant role, but the fullback is still the least promising option among the bunch. Carroll hasn't named a starter.
Coleman, who played tailback at UCLA, could be in the mix for running back carries with Thomas Rawls out for the season, the Seattle Times reports.
DuJuan Harris got most of the work after Rawls was injured Sunday against the Ravens. Normally a fullback, Coleman broke a 19-yard run in his lone carry Sunday. The Seahawks also signed Bryce Brown on Monday to compete for carries. Harris and Brown figure to get most of the work. Coleman's at least a great story as the only deaf offensive player in NFL history.
The Seahawks have placed Derrick Coleman (foot) on injured reserve, ending his season. He fractured his foot during pregame warmups in Week 7.
To replace Coleman on the active roster, the team signed wide receiver Phil Bates off the practice squad.
The lengthy injury report released by the Seahawks on Friday for the Sunday game at Carolina has only ruled-out players and probables.
There are no surprises in either designation. All those who are out did not practice this week. That group consists of fullback Derrick Coleman (foot), defensive tackle Jordan Hill (ankle), cornerback Byron Maxwell (calf), tight end Zach Miller (ankle), center Max Unger (foot), linebacker Bobby Wagner (toe) and wideout Bryan Walters (concussion).
The probables are defensive end Michael Bennett (toe), strong safety Kam Chancellor (ankle), cornerback Tharold Simon (ankle), running back Robert Turbin (shoulder) and tight end Luke Willson (groin).
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told the Seattle Times that fullback Derrick Coleman will miss at least six weeks. Coleman broke his foot in pregame warmups Sunday at St. Louis.
Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman broke his foot in pregame warmups at St. Louis and did not play in the 28-26 loss, reports 710 ESPN Radio.
The Seahawks received contributions from several role players in a Week 3 overtime win over the Broncos.
Robert Turbin was limited to only two carries for one yard. He caught his only target for a 4-yard gain. Bryan Walters had two catches for 22 yards, while Zach Miller caught two passes for 12 yards. Derrick Coleman and Paul Richardson were each limited to one grab. Coleman had 12 receiving yards, while Richardson finished with seven.
The Seahawks backup receivers made some big plays Thursday against the Packers.
Both Ricardo Lockette and Derrick Coleman came through on scoring plays. Lockette was targeted on a read-option play. After Russell Wilson kept the ball, he hit Lockette with a short pass after the cornerback bit on the play. Lockette broke a tackle on his way to scoring a 33 yard touchdown. He would finish with two catches for 38 yards.
Coleman only made one catch, but made it count. With the team trying to run out the clock, Coleman caught a short pass on fourth down and managed to rumble in for the 15 yard score.
Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse didn’t play a big role in the contest. Baldwin caught three balls, but only gained 11 yards. Kearse caught just one pass for 8 yards. Tight end Luke Willson chipped in too, hauling in one pass for one yard.
All five players will take on the Chargers Week 2.
The Seahawks got several minor offensive contributions in their win over St. Louis. Among them, running back Robert Turbin ran seven times for 13 yards and tight end Zach Miller caught three of five targets for 21 yards.
Receiver Ricardo Lockette caught an 8-yard pass, running back Derrick Coleman had a 6-yard reception and receiver Doug Baldwin was targeted once without a catch.
Several Seahawks who were on the injury report are active against the Rams, including running back Marshawn Lynch, who was probable with a non-injury related matter.
Cornerback Richard Sherman (hip), safety Earl Thomas (thigh), wideout Jermaine Kearse (ankle), defensive end Red Bryant (knee), running back Derrick Coleman (shoulder), offensive tackle Russell Okung (toe), linebacker Malcolm Smith (ankle) and guard J.R. Sweezy (concussion) are all active.
A pair of Seahawks running backs landed on the injury report for Week 17 against the Rams, though both should play without issue Sunday. Marshawn Lynch is on the report yet again despite being healthy, after sitting out Wednesday's practice to rest. Both he and reserve Derrick Coleman are probable for Sunday's game.
Seahawks DE Red Bryant, RB Derrick Coleman, OL Russell Okung, CB Richard Sherman, LB Malcolm Smith, OL J.R. Sweezy and S Earl Thomas are probable Week 17.
Sherman has an ankle injury, but that hasn't stopped him from practicing in full all week. Thomas has a thigh injury, and practiced in full Thursday and Friday.
The Seahawks got several offensive contributions in their trouncing of New Orleans. Receiver Ricardo Lockette caught a 33-yard pass and lost 2 yards on a run. Wideout Jermaine Kearse caught two balls for 26 yards, and fullback Michael Robinson had a 21-yard grab.
Fullback Derrick Coleman hauled in a deflected pass for an 8-yard touchdown and carried twice for 3 yards. Tight end Luke Willson made a 2-yard catch.
They'll visit the 49ers in Week 14.
The Seahawks have ruled the following players inactive for Week 11 at home against the Vikings: defensive back Brandon Browner, fullback Derrick Coleman, tackle Michael Bowie, tackle Caylin Hauptmann, defensive end O'Brien Schofield, defensive lineman Benson Mayowa and defensive lineman Jordan Hill.
The Seahawks' list of inactives for Week 10 at Atlanta includes defensive back Jeron Johnson (hamstring), running back Derrick Coleman (hamstring), offensive lineman Max Unger (concussion), offensive lineman Breno Giacomini (knee), defensive lineman Red Bryant (concussion), defensive lineman Jordan Hill (biceps) and defensive lineman Benson Mayowa. Mayowa is a healthy scratch.
Four players listed on the Friday injury report for the Seahawks have been ruled out. They are defensive end Red Bryant (concussion), running back Derrick Coleman (hamstring), defensive tackle Jordan Hill (biceps) and center Max Unger (concussion).
Tackle Breno Giacomini (knee) is doubtful, safety Jeron Johnson (hamstring) is questionable and safety Kam Chancellor (ankle), defensive end Chris Clemons (not injury related) and running back Marshawn Lynch (knee) are probable.
The Seahawks listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers at home in Week 9 due to injuries: quarterback B.J. Daniels, safety Jeron Johnson, fullback Derrick Coleman, tackle Breno Giacomini, tackle Caylin Hauptmann, defensive end Benson Mayowa and defensive tackle Jordan Hill.