Backup safety Kurt Coleman was definitely part of the problem on the Philadelphia Eagles defense, and he saw his role plummet in 2013 after the team decided to sign Patrick Chung as an upgrade at the position. Chung was actually a downgrade, and they decided to cut their losses with him this offseason and add former New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins. The re-signing of Nate Allen was a decent enough move, and it confirmed that Coleman would undoubtedly have to find a new home.
That new home could be with either the Indianapolis Colts or New York Jets, as the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Coleman will visit the Colts tomorrow after he visited the Jets on Tuesday. Both teams desperately need some help at safety (they could also use some more help at corner), but Coleman wouldn’t be a legitimate starting option for either team. While he can rack up tackles, he can’t cover at all and is merely a decent third safety at best in this league.
The 25-year-old safety has just 11 passes defended in his four-year career, and he’s just a backup safety and core special teamer going forward. Although he is young and should theoretically improve, he really can’t be counted on as a viable starting option. Both the Colts and Jets need depth, though, and it will be interesting to see if he lands with either team.