AP source: Lions, Coleman agree to terms
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press
safety Erik Coleman and the Detroit Lions have agreed to a
The person, who spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because
the agreement had not been announced, did not specify the length of
Coleman has played seven seasons in the NFL, the last three with
the Atlanta Falcons. He started every game in 2008 and 2009, but he
lost his starting job last season and was released by Atlanta
earlier this month.
Coleman was a fifth-round draft choice of the New York Jets in
2004 and had a career-high four interceptions as a rookie. He had
three interceptions in 2008, his first season with the Falcons.