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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