Tampa Bay Buccaneers should pursue Tevin Coleman in free agency
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers should pursue Tevin Coleman in free agency

Tevin Coleman

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman will soon enter free agency, and a good landing spot for him would be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Bucs are more than aware of Coleman’s ability to score wins, especially in Week 6, when it was Coleman’s quick-witted thinking that helped the Falcons triumph over the Bucs.

“Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman rushed 10 times for 35 yards and caught 1 pass (2 targets) for 6 yards and 1 touchdown in a 34-29, Week 6 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Ito Smith siphoned a red-zone score away early but Coleman managed to salvage his day with a 6-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. It’s not clear if Devonta Freeman (foot) will be back for the Falcons in Week 7 versus the New York Giants. Coleman scored 10.6 FanDuel points in Week 6. He has 71 carries for 260 yards and 1 touchdown, as well as 13 receptions for 105 yards and 2 touchdowns on 16 targets.”

Indeed, even the Atlanta Journal-Constitution believes that Coleman could pack up and move his efforts down south if the team can afford him. And the added benefit of being coached by the legendary Bruce Arians will give him the opportunity to really develop as a player.

The free agency prospects will open up shortly, and we will soon see where Coleman ends up. If the Buccaneers know what’s good for them, they’re going to do whatever they can — within the realm of common sense, of course — to secure Tevin Coleman in their lineup. This, of course, is assuming that the Falcons don’t offer him an extension, which seems more and more likely…