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Seahawks | Thinking Line

Mon, 26 Aug 2002 01:59:03 -0700

Mike Sando reports for the Tacoma News Tribune the Seattle Seahawks are interested in signing a veteran right tackle. RT Jerry Wunsch, released Sunday by Tampa Bay, is a leading candidate. The Seahawks are also considering free agent G Ben Coleman (Redskins) and free agent OT John Fina (Bills).

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Buccaneers | No For Now

Wed, 14 Aug 2002 22:31:54 -0700

The Tampa Tribune reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers called free agent G Ben Coleman about signing with them. He made it clear to team officials he's not interested in signing with anyone right now and that he likely won't sign with the Bucs when he does do a deal.

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Vikings | Looking For A Tackle?

Sun, 04 Aug 2002 09:27:13 -0700

Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice wants to look for a new offensive tackle as he feels rookie OT Bryant McKinnie may not sign this year. "I'm going to get me a tackle," Tice said Saturday. "It could happen as soon as Tuesday. I'm moving on. Right now, I don't think McKinnie is even coming in this year. It doesn't look good." They may sign an available free agent such as John Fina, Matt Campbell, Ben Coleman or Robert Hicks. The Vikings and McKinnie's agents did not communicate Saturday after McKinnie's agents, Jim Steiner and Ben Dogra, refused the Vikings final offer on Friday.

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Redskins | Still On the Prowl

Tue, 23 Jul 2002 19:34:16 -0700

According to the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins hope to sign a free agent guard. Their list of candidiates includes Matt Campbell, Ben Coleman, Ray Brown and Glenn Parker.

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Redskins | Still Seeking A Guard

Sat, 20 Jul 2002 23:25:41 -0700

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins are still interested in signing another guard, but they apparently have ruled out out re-signing Ben Coleman or signing free agent Ray Brown (49ers).

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Ravens | Coleman Visits

Wed, 12 Jun 2002 14:57:43 -0700

The Baltimore Sun reports Baltimore Ravens met with free agent G Ben Coleman during Tuesday's mini-camp. While the Ravens cannot sign Coleman until LB Ray Lewis or LB Peter Boulware restructure their contracts, Coleman would likely play as a backup guard/tackle.

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Redskins | B. Coleman Note

Wed, 05 Jun 2002 18:53:57 -0700

According to the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins have not ruled out re-signing G Ben Coleman. Agent Ralph Cindrich said that Coleman, the Redskins starter at right guard last season when he was healthy, has drawn interest from four or five teams. "It's not an exclusion, but nothing is about to happen with them right now," Cindrich said.

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Redskins | Looking To Keep Coleman?

Sun, 17 Mar 2002 14:51:45 -0800

The Daily Press reports the Washington Redskins are getting close to opening negotiations to re-sign free agent OL Ben Coleman.

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Redskins | Free Agent OL Notes

Wed, 27 Feb 2002 20:21:58 -0800

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins vice president of football operations, Joe Mendes, said the team will try to re-sign the members of their starting offensive line who are eligible for unrestricted free agency – C Cory Raymer and guards Dave Szott and Ben Coleman.

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Redskins | Coleman Note

Sun, 06 Jan 2002 21:19:23 -0800

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins G Ben Coleman, soon to be an unrestricted free agent, wants to return to the team - if most of his teammates and coaches return. Coleman has been troubled by a knee problem the last few games and he will probably undergo routine arthroscopic surgery in the off-season.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Thu, 03 Jan 2002 20:21:28 -0800

Liz Clarke reports for the Washington Post Washington Redskins LB LaVar Arrington (knee), RB Stephen Davis (knee) and G Ben Coleman (knee) all practiced Thursday, but all remain listed as questionable for Sunday.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Wed, 02 Jan 2002 18:17:28 -0800

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins WR Michael Westbrook (ankle) did not practice today. He remains questionable for Sunday's season finale. If he can't go, Kevin Lockett will start alongside rookie Rod Gardner, and either Darnerien McCants or Justin Skaggs will be on the active list. LB LaVar Arrington (knee) is also questionable, but determined to play. Starting RG Ben Coleman (knee) and RB Stephen Davis (knee) are also questionable.

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Redskins | Injury Updates

Mon, 31 Dec 2001 19:15:41 -0800

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins are expecting to have RB Stephen Davis (knee) in the lineup for this week's game. Coach Marty Schottenheimer expressed more concern about the availability of WR Michael Westbrook (sprained ankle). "I don't think it's going to be an issue, but it was swollen [yesterday] and he wasn't able to go back in the ballgame," Schottenheimer said. "That would be the one [injury] we'll have to monitor." Schottenheimer said he also hopes to have LB LaVar Arrington (knee) and G Ben Coleman (knee) back in the lineup against the Cardinals this Sunday.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Fri, 28 Dec 2001 19:44:54 -0800

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins LB LaVar Arrington (knee) and RG Ben Coleman (knee) will both be game-time decisions Sunday night. Arrington did a bit of work during today's practice, but Coleman remained sidelined, according to coach Marty Schottenheimer. Matt Campbell would replace Coleman and Eddie Mason would start at linebacker if Arrington is sidelined.

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Redskins | Practice Notes

Thu, 27 Dec 2001 20:05:55 -0800

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins LB LaVar Arrington (knee) and G Ben Coleman (knee) missed practice today. Coach Marty Schottenheimer said he was hopeful both would be fine for Sunday's game.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Thu, 06 Dec 2001 20:04:37 -0800

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins starting RG Ben Coleman (knee) and TE Walter Rasby (ankle) practiced today and both are still expected to play Sunday. Offensive OL Matt Campbell (knee) did limited work and isn't expected to play Sunday.

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Redskins | Injury Updates

Wed, 05 Dec 2001 14:08:52 -0800

The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins G Ben Coleman (bruised leg) did not practice today and TE Walter Rasby (ankle) was limited. QB Tony Banks (ankle) took part in the full practice. All three are probable to play Sunday. TE Stephen Alexander was awaiting a second opinion on tests on his broken leg. He indicated team doctors told him he might be able to play in a couple of weeks.

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Redskins | More Injury Notes

Mon, 03 Dec 2001 22:02:37 -0800

According to the Washington Post, Washington Redskins G Ben Coleman was limping on a sore knee earlier today. Backup RB Ki-Jana Carter has a bruised shoulder. As previously reported, both should play Sunday in Arizona.

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Redskins | Lineup Change

Wed, 17 Oct 2001 18:56:11 -0700

According to the Washington Post, Washington Redskins OL Ben Coleman will start at right guard instead of Matt Campbell on Sunday. Campbell becomes the Redskins third tight end behind Walter Rasby and Zeron Flemister due to the ankle injury that will keep starting TE Stephen Alexander sidelined for at least two weeks.

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Redskins | Offensive Line Notes

Mon, 10 Sep 2001 11:36:11 -0700

The Washington Times reports rookie right guard David Brandt had a disappointing debut with two penalties called against him and an injured right MCL. Veteran Ben Coleman replaced Brandt and seemed solid while filling in. Coleman couldn't say when he will return to full strength but indicated that he expects to have the starting job when he does.

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Redskins | Other Starters

Tue, 04 Sep 2001 20:02:31 -0700

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer named OL Dave Szott the starter at left guard ahead of Matt Campbell and undrafted rookie David Brandt the starter at right guard over Ben Coleman. The coach selected Kevin Mitchell over Robert Jones at middle linebacker and reaffirmed the choices of Cory Raymer over Mark Fischer at center, Donnell Bennett over Bryan Johnson at fullback, Rod Gardner over Kevin Lockett at WR and David Terrell over Keith Lyle at free safety.

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Redskins | Offensive Line Notes

Wed, 29 Aug 2001 19:41:02 -0700

According to the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins projected starting offensive line of tackles Chris Samuels and Jon Jansen, C Cory Raymer and guards Matt Campbell and Ben Coleman has been decimated by injuries. For now, Campbell is scheduled to start at left tackle for Samuels (pulled side muscle), David Brandt is scheduled to start at right guard for Coleman (knee) and Dave Szott is scheduled to start at left guard.

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Redskins | Offensive Battles

Sun, 26 Aug 2001 22:31:59 -0700

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins rookie WR Rod Gardner is still battling with WR Kevin Lockett for the starting spot opposite of Michael Westbrook. At one guard spot, newly signed Dave Szott continues to battle with Matt Campbell, Mookie Moore and Ben Coleman.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Mon, 20 Aug 2001 04:40:32 -0700

The Washington Times reports Washington Redskins RB Stephen Davis (sprained toes) is sitting out of workouts right now. He was joined by OL Chris Samuels yesterday and the team isn't sure if Samuels will play this week. G Ben Coleman (knee) returned to practice yesterday.

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Redskins | Injury Report

Fri, 17 Aug 2001 10:52:38 -0700

The Washington Times reports Washington Redskins QB Jeff George (shoulder), DE Bruce Smith (shoulder) and G Ben Coleman (knee) are out tonight against the Atlanta Falcons. QB Todd Husak (rib) is probable.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Fri, 10 Aug 2001 19:54:34 -0700

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins are becoming more concerned about the status of G Ben Coleman's sore left knee. "My sense is, he's going to be okay, but I'm not 100 percent certain of that right now," Coach Marty Schottenheimer said. Coleman likely will join QB Jeff George, TE Stephen Alexander and DEs Bruce Smith and Marco Coleman on the sideline for Sunday's pre-season game.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Thu, 09 Aug 2001 20:49:17 -0700

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins G Ben Coleman (knee) remained sidelined on Thursday. C Cory Raymer participated in Thursday's practices after sitting out both of Wednesday's practices because of a swollen knee. Raymer said all went well today and his knee is fine. "It feels real good," he said.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Thu, 09 Aug 2001 10:41:02 -0700

According to the Washington Post, Washington Redskins TE Stephen Alexander (hamstring), G Ben Coleman (knee), DE Marco Coleman (back) and MLB Kevin Mitchell (ankle) probably won't be able to play this weekend.

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Tue, 07 Aug 2001 17:45:15 -0700

The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins TE Stephen Alexander (hamsting) is out for this week's pre-season game. DE Marco Coleman (muscle spasm in his back) missed practice again today, but the could play this weekend. G Ben Coleman (sore knee) missed the morning practice as did WR Kevin Lockett (hip flexor).

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Redskins | Injury Notes

Tue, 31 Jul 2001 19:53:48 -0700

The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins LB LaVar Arrington left today's afternoon practice early with dehydration. TE Stephen Alexander strained his hamstring, but coach Marty Schottenheimer said the injury was mild. G Ben Coleman returned to practice today. He had missed yesterday with a mild knee sprain. WR Michael Westbrook (knee) missed today's morning practice, but he did return for the afternoon session. Schottenheimer said he was just being cautious with the WR.

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Redskins | Offensive Line Notes

Thu, 14 Jun 2001 01:32:14 -0700

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins plan to give newly signed OL Ben Coleman a chance to win a starting job on the offensive line this year. The team has some youth on the offensive line right now so they feel the addition of Coleman, a veteran, will help give them more options up front.

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Redskins | Coleman Agrees to Terms

Wed, 13 Jun 2001 08:49:21 -0700

SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with free agent OL Ben Coleman (Charger) on a one-year deal worth about $1 million.

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Redskins | Close to Signing Coleman

Wed, 13 Jun 2001 07:47:00 -0700

The Washington Times reports the Washington Redskins are closing in on a deal that would bring free agent OL Ben Coleman (Chargers) to the team as a backup.

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Redskins | Talking Contracts

Tue, 12 Jun 2001 02:37:03 -0700

The Washington Post, as an update to ongoing stories, reports the Washington Redskins spent Monday finalizing a deal with free agent LB Robert Jones and could announce his signing later today. The team is also negotiating with free agent OL Ben Coleman (Chargers) and continuing to consider potential safeties, including Darren Perry and Keith Lyle, to add to the mix.

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Redskins | Free Agents Visit

Sat, 09 Jun 2001 12:59:41 -0700

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins entertained free agents OL Ben Coleman (Chargers) and S Darren Perry (Saints) on Friday. The Redskins, who are looking for help at safety now that they released veteran Mark Carrier, may also consider free agents Jason Belser (Colts), Scott Shields (Steelers) and Keith Lyle (Rams).

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Rams | Coleman Visits

Thu, 07 Jun 2001 14:04:56 -0700

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the St. Louis Rams brought in free agent OL Ben Coleman (Chargers) for a visit.

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Broncos | Coleman Remains a Possibility

Wed, 30 May 2001 11:55:41 -0700

The Denver Post reports the Denver Broncos remain interested in signing unrestricted free agent OT Ben Coleman. Right now the competition on the left side of the offense is wide open but Coleman would fill in nicely according to offensive line coach Rick Dennison.

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Broncos | Not Done Shopping Yet

Sat, 26 May 2001 02:28:18 -0700

The Denver Broncos just won't rest according to SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli. Now, the team is inquiring about the status of free agent OT Ben Coleman, who spent last season with the San Diego Chargers. The Broncos have a deal on the table, but it's only for slightly over the league minimum at this time. Coleman is unlikely to sign at that price but may should the Broncos up the ante somewhat.

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Chargers | Trying to Re-sign Two Offensive Linmen

Wed, 02 May 2001 15:03:30 -0700

According to the Union-Tribune, the San Diego Chargers are continuing to discuss one-year contracts with free-agents OL Ben Coleman and Raleigh Roundtree. The Chargers have notified their agents if they aren’t signed before Friday, the team will go in another direction.

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Chargers | Offensive Line Changes

Wed, 25 Apr 2001 14:29:59 -0700

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports San Diego Chargers offensive line coach Joe Bugel is planning on making changes on the offensive line. Bugel informed Vaughn Parker that he is being moved from right tackle to left tackle to create a starting spot for newcomer Ed Ellis. The Club also plans to reopen talks with free agent OL Ben Coleman. Bugel said if Coleman signs he would then be moved to left guard, which would give the Chargers a solid left side.

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Chargers | Talking With Roundtree

Wed, 04 Apr 2001 10:58:10 -0700

The Union Tribune reports the San Diego Chargers have reopened talks with free agent OL Raleigh Roundtree. The team is still concerned it could lose OL Ben Coleman via free agency.

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Bengals | Team Notes

Thu, 22 Mar 2001 01:13:55 -0800

Geoff Hobson reports for Bengals.com in addition to the previously reported OL Ross Verba and OT Todd Steussie, agent Ralph Cindrich said he talked to Cincinnati about free agent RT Jerry Wunsch (Bucs) and OL Ben Coleman (Chargers). Cindrich first talked to the Bengals about Coleman and Wunsch three weeks ago when he was trying to negotiate a deal for QB Gus Frerotte and the Bengals. The Bengals were impressed with the workouts of college players, OT Leonard Davis (Texas) and QB Drew Brees (Purdue).

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Giants | Visit With Another Pair

Tue, 20 Mar 2001 08:03:00 -0800

NY Newsday reports the New York Giants have visited with free agent DE Rich Owens (Dolphins) and OL Ben Coleman (Chargers). There has been no word on any attempts to sign either player.

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Chargers | Free Agent Notes

Thu, 15 Mar 2001 11:45:02 -0800

The Union Tribune reports San Diego Chargers free agent OL Ben Coleman has reportedly moved to the top of the Seahawks desire list, now that G Pete Kendall signed with Arizona. Restricted free agent OL Kendyl Jacox has reportedly been contacted by Arizona and Kansas City. The Chargers can match an offer for Jacox, but he carries no compensation if he signs elsewhere. Chargers GM John Butler said he has no plans to contact the agent for free agent OT Todd Steussie, who was released by Minnesota yesterday.

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Chargers | Team Notes

Tue, 13 Mar 2001 12:10:53 -0800

The San Diego Union Tribune reports the San Diego Chargers plan to sit back an relax now after a busy first week in the free agent market. The Chargers dished out $102.9 million worth of contracts last week but now plan to not be as active in the market. The Tribune speculates talks between the Chargers and free agents PK John Carney and OL Ben Coleman, who both played for the Chargers last year, may begin to heat up in the next few weeks.

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Ravens | Team Notes

Fri, 09 Mar 2001 11:40:51 -0800

The Baltimore Sun reports now that the Ravens have signed QB Elvis Grbac they can turn their attention in other directions. They have designated LB Jamie Sharper and the offensive line as their next priorities. As previously reported, agent Tony Agnone is expected to review contract proposals with his client. The Ravens visited with free agent OL Ben Coleman (San Diego) on Thursday. He and Leon Searcy are the two free agent OL the team has met with. The Ravens have begun preliminary negotiations with Searcy's agent, Drew Rosenhaus. Ravens free agent S Kim Herring will talk with the St. Louis Rams on Monday and free agent LB Cornell Brown will also visit the Rams on March 19. He has a tentative meeting scheduled with the Seahawks and expects to visit the Vikings in two weeks.

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Ravens | More Free Agent Plans

Tue, 06 Mar 2001 18:33:39 -0800

Don Banks of CNN/SI, as an update to previous stories, reports the Baltimore Ravens will have a visit from free agent LT Leon Searcy (Jaguars) tonight and tomorrow. Also, free agent LT Ben Coleman (Chargers) will be in for a visit on Wednesday and Thursday. Our earlier report had Coleman taking some visits, but also looking to re-sign with the Chargers. The Rams are still trying to re-sign C Jeff Mitchell, who has a visit to the Bengals scheduled for later in the week.

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Chargers | Free Agent Notes

Tue, 06 Mar 2001 10:14:18 -0800

The Union Tribune reports as expected, Saints CB Alex Molden took a physical and visited with Chargers coaches and management during the day yesterday. He was joined by free agent OT Ed Ellis (Redskins). Free agent QB Doug Flutie (Bills) had dinner with coach Mike Riley, offensive coordinator Norv Turner and team executives John Butler and A.J. Smith, who brought him to Buffalo from the CFL in 1997. The Chargers are expected to strongly pursue Molden, whom they would like to start opposite recent addition Ryan McNeil. The team hopes to re-sign OT Ben Coleman, who plans to visit one or two other clubs later this week. Today, the team is expected to meet with free agent WR Reggie Barlow (Jaguars).

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Chargers | Cap Moves Start

Wed, 28 Feb 2001 10:06:11 -0800

The Union Tribune reports the San Diego Chargers began cleaning up their salary cap by releasein starting ORG Kevin Gogan. Gogan had surgery on his knee and then came back to play the final game with the team. He indicated he may have rushed his return and because of that his knee still is not where it needs to be. Gogan said the release might mark the end of his career. OLG Raleigh Roundtree is an unrestricted free agent and isn't expected to be brought back. The team has yet to make an offer to OLT Ben Coleman, an unrestricted free agent. Backup OL Kendyl Jacox is a restricted free agent who has been discussing a multiyear deal with the team, but his recent change in agents has slowed negotiations. Word is he wants to test the open market. The Chargers have until tomorrow to tender offers to restricted and exclusive-rights free agents.

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Jaguars | Boselli Tears ACL

Mon, 03 Jan 2000 13:26:30 -0800

Associated Press reports that Jacksonville Jaguars T Tony Boselli has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will miss the playoffs. Ben Coleman will likely move from guard to left tackle for the playoffs.

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