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Erik Coleman

Erik Coleman - #24 - S

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 207 lbs.
Birthday 05/06/1982
Birthplace Sacramento, CA
College Washington State
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 5th round, 11th pick by Jets

Lions place S Coleman on I.R.

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 10:44 a.m. ET
The Lions placed S Erik Coleman on injured reserve and signed TE Joe Jon Finley, the team announced Thursday.

Reports: Lions sign former Falcons S Coleman

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
Former Falcons S Erik Coleman has agreed to a one-year deal with the Lions, according to multiple reports.

Falcons extend Wire, release Coleman

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
The Falcons made a pair of transactions on Wednesday, extending LB Coy Wire and cutting S Erik Coleman.

Falcons SS Moore impressing in first season as starter

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
An injury to Erik Coleman gave Falcons SS William Moore his first opportunity to start in Week Two, and he's established himself as one of the team's more promising young defensive players since then.

Five football recipes to try out on game day

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:23 a.m. ET
We asked five NFL players for the recipes they like the most, and they served up some delicious-sounding fare.

Falcons’ Moore will get a crack at unseating Coleman

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
Word is the Falcons will give 2009 second-round pick William Moore an opportunity to beat out incumbent starter Erik Coleman for the strong safety job.


Posted Oct. 13, 2011
Coleman was placed on IR with a left ankle injury.||||||| Coleman played in four games with Detroit this season and did not record a tackle.
Posted Feb. 18, 2011
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Coleman and the Detroit Lions have agreed to a contract.||||||| Coleman has played seven seasons in the NFL, the last three with the Atlanta Falcons. He started every game in 2008 and 2009, but he lost his starting job last season and was released by Atlanta earlier this month. Coleman was a fifth-round draft choice of the New York Jets in 2004 and had a career-high four interceptions as a rookie. He had three interceptions in 2008, his first season with the Falcons.
Posted Sept. 26, 2010
The Atlanta Falcons scratched Coleman and receiver Michael Jenkins for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.||||||| Coleman had missed practice all week with knee soreness but was not been officially ruled out until shortly before Sunday.
Posted March 02, 2008
The Falcons signed Coleman on Saturday.||||||| Coleman, who had seven interceptions and 338 tackles in four years with the New York Jets, is the likely replacement for safety Chris Crocker, who is an unrestricted free agent.
Posted Oct. 14, 2007
Coleman was active for Sunday's game against Philadelphia after missing New York's last game with a concussion.||||||| He was injured in the Jets' loss at Buffalo two weeks ago, but improved in practice during the week.