The New York Jets announced that they have promoted CB Xavier Coleman from their practice squad to the active roster and waived WR Jalin Marshall in a corresponding roster move.
We have activated CB Xavier Coleman from the practice squad and waived WR Jalin Marshall.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 14, 2017
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.
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.
Marshall, 22, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State back in May of last year. He managed to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason and stands to make a base salary of $540,000 for the 2017 season.
The Jets activated Marshall last week after serving a four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing dugs.
In 2016, Marshall appeared in 10 games for the Jets and caught 14 passes for 162 yards receiving and two touchdowns. He also contributed 324 kick return yards and another 100 punt return yards last season.