Friday, August 28, 2015

Coleman to IR; Jarrett to start

Eagles safety Kurt Coleman was placed on injured reserve with a biceps injury thus ending his season.

Coleman to IR; Jarrett to start

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Safety Kurt Coleman played in 15 games this season and started in 13. (Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)
Safety Kurt Coleman played in 15 games this season and started in 13. (Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)

Eagles safety Kurt Coleman was placed on injured reserve with a biceps injury thus ending his season.

With Coleman sidelined, Jaiquawn Jarrett will make his second start of the season. The rookie started at strong safety against the Cardinals on Nov. 17 with Nate Allen out. Jarrett, who jumped in for Coleman on Saturday after he left with his injury, will start at free safety this time around.

The Eagles' safety positions are essentially interchangeable.

Coleman played in 15 games this season and started in 13. He briefly lost his starting job when he had a poor tackling performance against the New York Giants in Week 3. He finishes his season with 96 total tackles and four interceptions.

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Jarrett, the Eagles' 2011 second round draft pick, gets another opportunity to make a case that he could challenge Coleman for a starting spot next season.

The Eagles have yet to fill the roster spot vacated by Coleman, but they'll probably need to find another safety for Sunday's season finale against the Redskins. They don't currently have a safety on the practice squad.

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