JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 02: Paul Posluszny #51 and Drew Coleman #30 of the Jacksonville Jaguars miss an tipped ball during a game against the New Orleans Saints at EverBank Field on October 2, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Jaguars Release Drew Coleman, Coleman Unhappy With Role Last Season

The Jacksonville Jaguars released nickel corner Drew Coleman on Tuesday, a player the Jaguars signed to a three-year deal last offseason.

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2012 NFL Free Agency: Former Jaguars Cornerback Drew Coleman Meets With Titans

The Jacksonville Jaguars cut Drew Coleman from their roster earlier in this offseason, and rumors about his unhappiness in Jacksonville soon trickled out. Coleman is now starting to receive some interest from other teams, and according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, that includes the Titans.

Coleman, who played last season with the Jaguars, joins Drayton Florence and Andre’ Goodman. Florence met with team officials on Wednesday at Baptist Sports Park, a day after Goodman. Coleman is a six-year veteran who played from 2006-2010 with the Jets before joining the Jaguars. He has four career interceptions.

Coleman was solid for the Jaguars when he got onto the field, and he is likely just seeking a bigger role. That is something he can likely find if he signs with the Titans.

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Drew Coleman Unhappy With Role With Jaguars Last Season

The Jacksonville Jaguars released cornerback Drew Coleman last Thursday, in a move that came as a bit of a surprise to Coleman. Recently, Coleman spoke with Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union and stated that he was surprised by the release and wasn't sure who would have beaten him out for his position.

Coleman was also upset at the fact that he never got an opportunity to play anything but the nickel position last season even when cornerback after cornerback went down because of injury for the Jaguars.

"I didn't want to be the bad apple of the group, I didn't want to take it to the media," Coleman said in a phone conversation today. "I did want to play [outside], they never gave me the opportunity and now it's kind of like beating me in the butt because I never got that opportunity and they're releasing me because I only play nickel."

Many have speculated that Coleman was released because he was not versatile enough to play the outside corner position, but Coleman insists that he is and was asked to just be given the opportunity but to no avail.

"The perfect opportunity came and they looked over me," Coleman said. "They went all the way to Kevin Rutland. Nothing against Kevin but he's an undrafted rookie. No experience. ... Once again, went right over me and started him."

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NFL Free Agency 2012: Jacksonville Jaguars Cut Cornerback Drew Coleman

The Jacksonville Jaguars cut cornerback Drew Coleman on Thursday afternoon after Coleman spent only one year on the team.

Coleman was signed from the New York Jets after the 2011 season. In his lone season with the Jaguars, Coleman recorded 46 total tackles while playing in every regular season game. Coleman also recorded two sacks and two interceptions during the season. Coleman was also credited with nine passes defended last season.

The six-year veteran played his college football at TCU and was drafted in the sixth round by the New York Jets in 2006.

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