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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Kurt Coleman is the latest rookie defensive back to get an opportunity with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Coleman will start at free safety when Philadelphia (10-4) hosts the Minnesota Vikings (5-9) on Sunday night. The Eagles can clinch their first NFC East championship in four years with a victory.

Coleman replaces fellow rookie Nate Allen, who injured his right knee in the second quarter of Sunday’s 38-31 victory at the New York Giants and is done for the year.

It will be the second start of the season for Coleman, who recorded his first career interception when he filled in for Allen on Nov. 15 at Washington.

Coleman says he loves big games and is looking forward to facing the Vikings.

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