Veteran safety depth is coming to the Kansas City Chiefs in the form of Kurt Coleman, according to his agent on Twitter. Here’s what he sent out and was since confirmed.
— Blake Baratz (@blakebaratz) September 2, 2014
Kansas City needs to make a move on the 53-man roster in the next 24 hours to officially add Coleman to the roster. Conveniently, the Chiefs may place a player on the injured-reserve with a designation to return list starting a 3 p.m. this afternoon. This would leave one to believe Joe Mays will be placed on that list to make room for Coleman.
Coleman, 26, spent spent his entire career with the Eagles before being let go after the 2013 season. He was recently cut from the Minnesota Vikings. Statistically, 2012 was his best season, tallying 93 tackles and two interceptions, but he had a Pro Football Focus grade of -15.5 that season. Coleman seems to be better suited for a backup role.
John Dorsey and Andy Reid each got a very good look at him in game three of the preseason against the Vikings. In that game Coleman played 26 snaps with 16 of them coming in coverage. He was never targeted. Coleman also recorded a tackle on special teams in that game.
One would assume Coleman comes in to backup starters Eric Berry and Husain Abdullah. Whether it will be he or Daniel Sorensen as the primary backup is unknown. Kansas City also has Kelcie McCray at safety.