The Seahawks will lift their suspension on fullback Derrick Coleman, coach Pete Carroll told reporters, including Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. Coleman was indefinitely suspended last week after he was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of a hit and run. However, Carroll explained that the organization will welcome him back now that they have had an opportunity to review evidence from the incident. It’s not known at this time exactly when the suspension will be lifted or if the fullback will be able to play against the 49ers on Thursday.
Coleman, who turned 25 on Sunday, has played in 22 games since joining the Seahawks in 2013. The fullback missed the majority of 2014 with a broken foot he suffered during pregame warmups for an October tilt against the Rams. So far in 2015, he has only two carries and one reception to his credit. Last year, Coleman recorded ten receptions for 91 yards in his partial season.
According to a jail-booking report cited by The Seattle Times, Coleman got out of his car and walked away from the crash. The other driver was hurt in the crash with a possibly broken collarbone, according to a law-enforcement source. Coleman was found nearby and arrested without incident.
Coleman was a notable player at UCLA, having rushed for 1,780 yards and earning second team All-Pac-12 honors as a senior for his special teams play. After initially breaking into the league as a UDFA with the Vikings, he landed with the Seahawks prior to the 2013 season.