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Seahawks Place FB Derrick Coleman on IR, Promote WR Phil Bates

The Seattle Seahawks announced Saturday that they have placed FB Derrick Coleman on season-ending injured reserve and promoted WR Phil Bates to their active roster.

Coleman, 24, suffered a foot injury last weekend was expected to miss at least six weeks. Seattle has already said that they plan to move forward with Robert Turbin at fullback for now, but LB L. J. Fort is apparently getting some work at the position as well.

Coleman still has one year remaining on his three-year, $1.485 million contract, so he should get an opportunity to compete for the starting job next year.