Saints sign FS Coleman to three-year deal

Reuters

Free agent safety Kurt Coleman signed a three-year deal with the New Orleans Saints.

Released by the Carolina Panthers in February after being dogged by a knee injury in 2017, Coleman said his MCL is no longer an issue and was the first major injury of his career. Coleman played 12 games last season and recorded 77 tackles.

Coleman drew interest and hit the market ahead of the unrestricted free agent class, which gave him time to weigh multiple options.

"This team was literally knocking on the doorstep of a Super Bowl last year," Coleman said on a conference call announcing the deal Tuesday.

Coleman also credited head coach Sean Payton for outlining his vision for Coleman within the defense. He also spoke to former Saints safety Roman Harper about playing in New Orleans.

Coleman is entering his ninth NFL season and played in 116 games with the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs and Panthers.

--Field Level Media

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