RB - SF
Week 4 Outlook
The 49ers signed RB Tevin Coleman to the practice squad on Wednesday.
Coleman was released by the Jets last month right before the start of the season. He will add depth to a 49ers running back room already dealing with multiple injuries.
The New York Jets released Tevin Coleman Tuesday.
Coleman was on the roster bubble with the performance of undrafted rookie Zonovan Knight in training camp. Coleman will now look to find a place on another roster before the season opens next week.
Tevin Coleman rushed for eight yards on two carries and returned two kicks for 39 yards in New York's 24-16 preseason victory against the Falcons on Monday night.
Coleman will struggle for touches in a crowded Jets backfield and his kick returning ability is stunted by the presence of Pro Bowl returner Braxton Berrios. Coleman could still become fantasy relevant if there is any attrition ahead of him in the backfield but he should not be drafted and would likely be available on waivers should his fantasy relevance improve. Fantasy managers should look elsewhere on draft day.
RB Tevin Coleman, who suffered an undisclosed injury away from the team facility, will start his season on the non-football injury list.
Last season, Coleman saw some limited play, appearing in 11 games and rushing for 356 yards. Outside of injury relief, Coleman might not see much playing time this season after the New York Jets drafted second-round RB Breece Hall. Coleman has a lot of experience with the Shanahan tree, to which Jets head coach Robert Saleh belongs, and provides a veteran presence that will help the Jets' young RB core. The NFI list will allow Coleman to still be involved with the team, even without being able to practice.