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Coleman, Jarrett Prep For Starting Role

There will be a change in the secondary this Sunday against Washington as head coach Andy Reid declared that Kurt Coleman and Jaiquawn Jarrett will split the first-team reps opposite Nate Allen this week.

Safety Jarrad Page suffered a stinger early in the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills. Page played through it for much of the second half before Coleman took over for him late in the fourth quarter. Page didn't believe that the injury "limited" what he was able to do on the field, although he was officially listed as only a limited participant in practice Wednesday.

Coleman and Jarrett are uncertain as to who will get the nod as the starter. For Coleman, he couldn't care less, so long as the move helps the team on the football field.

"I just want to win, whether we're doing it with me starting or sitting on the bench," Coleman said. "Right now, Jaiquawn and I are sharing reps, and the coaches are just trying to plug all the pieces in the right place to win games."

Whereas Coleman has had the luxury of having spent the last year and a half with the club, Jarrett has only been able to practice with the team since late-July. He's spent much of the last two-and-a-half months playing catch-up. Now, the hard-hitting rookie out of Temple feels as if he's ready to step onto the field and make an impact on defense.

"I feel like I'm getting closer every day," Jarrett said. "I know the game plan. I'm ready when they need me. I've been preparing for every game this as if I was the starter, because you never know when you'll get your number called. This isn't any different. If they call on me, I'll be ready."

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