WR Sammie Coates - Pittsburgh Steelers
|6-1, 212||Born: 3-31-1993||College: Auburn||Drafted: Round 3|
News you need to know
General News (Wed Feb 1): underwent surgery to repair fractures and tendon damage in his left ring and index fingers, according to a source.
General News (Tue Jan 31): will undergo treatment over the next few weeks. From there, the team will evaluate whether or not his injury will heal without surgery.
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 20 vs NE (5 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)
Sammie Coates once again underperformed in a big spot for the Steelers. Early 1st quarter on a 3rd and 1, Coates ran a deep-route and was targeted on a pass that went through his hands. Patriots CB Eric Rowe made contact with Coates' forearm and disrupted his concentration just as the ball was coming down. Late 3rd quarter, Coates ran a deep route down the right sideline and found a soft spot in the Patriots defense for a 30-yard reception.
2016 Week 15 vs CIN (4 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec, 2 / 9 / 0 rush)
The Steelers tried to get Coates more involved but that did not happen against the Bengals as he had only 1 reception, his first reception since Week 7. Late 2nd quarter, Sammie Coates ran an out-route for a 10-yard reception. Early 3rd-quarter, Coates ran a reverse to the left sideline for a 15-yard gain.
2016 Week 12 vs IND (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Sammie Coates did not have any receptions but was targeted in some key spots. Mid 2nd quarter, Coates was targeted on a deep-route but the defender knocked the pass down. Early, 3rd quarter, Coates was targeted on another deer-route but the pass was again knocked down by the Colts defender. Early 4th quarter on a 3rd and 12, Coates dove for a pass on the left sideline but could not come down with the reception.
2016 Week 10 vs DAL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Sammie Coates did not have any receptions in the game. Late 2nd quarter, Coates ran a go-route but could not complete the deep reception as he had Cowboys defensive back Anthony Brown hanging on his back.
2016 Week 9 vs BAL (5 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Sammie Coates did not have any receptions. Mid 3rd quarter, Coates ran a nine-route and was targeted on a deep pass. The ball fell just out of reach of Coates in what could have been a long touchdown reception. Late 4th quarter, Coates dropped a touchdown reception in the end zone when it hit him in the hands.
2016 Week 7 vs NE (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Sammie Coates reinjured his left hand early first quarter during the game. He was seen exiting the field and heading to the locker room. He returned after getting taped up was limited to seven offensive snaps.
2016 Week 5 vs NYJ (11 / 6 / 139 / 2 rec)
Second year wide receiver, Sammie Coates, had a breakout game with 6 receptions on 11 targets for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns. Coates struck early with another deep pass. During the Steelers opening series on a 3rd and 7, Coates ran a nine-route down the right sideline. After he got behind Jets CB Marcus Williams, he caught the deep pass in stride and took it the rest of the way for a 72-yard touchdown reception. Late 2nd quarter, Coates caught a short pass and executed a stiff arm while running to the left sideline for a 20-yard gain. Late 4th quarter, Coates ran a crossing-route for a 5-yard touchdown reception. Coates could have had a much larger day as he had four drops in the red zone. Coates suffered a laceration on one of his hands during the first half but remained in the game.
2016 Week 4 vs KC (8 / 6 / 79 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Sammie Coates has developed into the Steelers deep threat. On the Steelers first play from scrimmage, Coates got behind KC CB Marcus Peters and gained position to come down with a 48-yard reception. Early 4th quarter, Coates ran a crossing-route for an 18-yard reception.
2016 Week 3 vs PHI (4 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec)
For the third consecutive game, Sammie Coates was targeted in the deep passing game. Early 2nd quarter, Coates ran a nine-route and got behind the defender for a 41-yard reception.
2016 Week 2 vs CIN (5 / 2 / 97 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Sammie Coates was the Steelers leading receiver as he made an impact in the deep passing game for the 2nd week in a row. Late 1st quarter on a 3rd and 9, Coates improvised on a broken play getting behind the defense and running down the left sideline for a 44-yard reception. Coates struck again during the middle of the 3rd quarter hauling in a 53-yard reception.
2016 Week 1 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 56 / 0 rec)
Late 1st quarter, Sammie Coates dropped an easy screen pass that hit him in the hands. Mid 3rd quarter, Coates ran down the left sideline and went up for a 42 yard reception. Mid 4th quarter on a 3rd and 13, Coates got behind Josh Norman and picked up a 14 yard reception.
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