Report: Lions sign safety Erik Coleman
The Lions have signed safety Erik Coleman to a one-year deal according to a report from ProFootballTalk.com.
Coleman was released by the Falcons last week after falling down the depth chart during the 2010 season when he started just one game of the dozen he played in.
The 28-year-old safety played for three seasons with Atlanta and started all 16 games in the 2008 and 2009 seasons.
Coming out of Washington State, he spent his first four NFL seasons with the Jets where he was a starter for the first three years.
Coleman’s release was timely because it allowed him to sign with another club before a possible lockout on March 4. If there is a lockout no players will be allowed to sign.
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