Jets Place CB Xavier Coleman On IR, Re-Sign TE Neal Sterling

The New York Jets announced Wednesday that they’ve placed rookie CB Xavier Coleman (shoulder) on injured reserve and re-signed TE Neal Sterling.

Coleman, 22, signed on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Portland State back in May. New York decided to waive him as they trimmed their roster down to the 53-man limit and signed him to their practice squad once he cleared waivers.

The Jets promoted Coleman to their active roster a few weeks ago.

During his four-year college career, Coleman recorded 123 tackles, 27 pass defenses, started 24 straight games and earned second-team All-Big Sky honors in 2015.

Sterling, 25, is a former seventh-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2015. He was waived at the start of the 2015 season and later signed to the team’s practice squad, but he managed to make the 53-man roster last year.

The Jets signed Sterling to a contract after the Jaguars waived him coming out of the preseason. However, he was cut loose and later signed on to the Chiefs’ practice squad for a brief period of time.

In 2017, Sterling has appeared in three games and caught one pass for eight yards and no touchdowns.


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