49ers snag Coleman on 2-year, $10M deal

Pairing of Tevin Coleman Kyle Shanahan's 49ers named one of free agency's top schematic fits

Pairing of Tevin Coleman Kyle Shanahan's 49ers named one of free agency's top schematic fits

The San Francisco 49ers are signing running back Tevin Coleman to a two-year contract worth $10 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Coleman finished the season with 800 yards and four touchdowns on 167 attempts, and he also caught 32 passes for 276 yards and five TDs.

He served as a complement - and occasionally as the featured runner - to the similarly sized Devonta Freeman and in 2016 they combined for 1,599 rushing yards, 883 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns. Coleman, who was drafted in the third round of the 2015 National Football League draft, had just finished the fourth and final year on his initial rookie deal. Coleman was a third round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.

Coleman will join a backfield that includes Matt Breida and Jerick McKinnon, who missed the 2018 season due to a season-ending leg injury, in San Francisco.

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Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan coached Coleman in Atlanta, and he has long admired and respected his work. Atlanta had the best scoring offense in the league.

McKinnon tore his ACL in September after inking a four-year, $30-million deal.

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