Former San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman signs with the New York Jets

By Field Level Media
Sep 20, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (26) carries the ball as New York Jets free safety Marcus Maye (20) tackles during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets bolstered their backfield Wednesday, agreeing to a one-year deal with running back Tevin Coleman, according to multiple reports.

Coleman, who played under Jets first-year head coach Robert Saleh in San Francisco, will also re-unite with former 49ers passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur, who is now the offensive coordinator for New York.

The 27-year-old running back played only 22 games in two seasons with the 49ers, rushing for 597 yards and six touchdowns.

Coleman was limited to eight games in 2020 due to knee injuries.

Coleman will presumably share the backfield touches with running backs Lamical Perine and Ty Johnson.

Coleman was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

He spent his first four seasons with the Falcons and set career highs of 167 carries for 800 yards in 2018 before joining San Francisco in 2019.

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–Field Level Media