Jets sign Coleman

The New York Jets announced today the signing of their 2004 fifth round draft choice safety Erik Coleman.<p>

The announcement was made by the Jets public relations department.

Coleman, selected with the 143rd pick overall from Washington State University, is a 5-10, 200-pounder who was the captain of the Cougars' defense in 2003. He started 32 of 45 games for WSU and recorded 234 tackles, 12 interceptions, seven tackles for losses, three fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles, 21 passes defensed and three blocked kicks.

Coleman is the first of ten New York Jets 2004 draft picks to have come to terms.

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