Eagles Place Kurt Coleman On IR

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 11: Kurt Coleman #42 of the Philadelphia Eagles returns an interception during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on December 11, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Eagles have placed second year safety Kurt Coleman on IR with a biceps injury he sustained against the Cowboys. Given that there's just one game left in the season, injured reserve in this case only means that one game. The injury is thought to be of the six week variety, so it should have no affect on him next year. In all likelihood, the Eagles will need the roster spot since they only have two healthy safeties on the team (53 man roster and practice squad).

Coleman has had a solid year. The second year man that was taken with a 7th round pick out of Ohio State finishes with 4 INTs, a forced fumble and 78 tackles (2nd most on the team).

Rookie Jaiquawn Jarrett will get the start in his place, giving fans and coaches a chance to get a full game look at a guy who will likely be pushing for a starting job next year. Given the "meaningless" nature of the game, it's not a bad thing to have a chance to see a young player get some experience.

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