The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Philadelphia Eagles free safety Kurt Coleman to a one year deal according to Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune.
Coleman played in 14 games for the Eagles in 2013 but most of those plays were on special teams where he posted 14 combined tackles. His best year in Philadelphia was in 2012 where played 14 games and racked up 93 tackles with two interceptions and one forced fumble. In 2012 he also had four passes defended along with four stuffs at the line of scrimmage. Coleman had a career high four interceptions in 2011 and started 27 games between the 2011 and the 2012 seasons for the Eagles.
Coleman, who was a seventh round pick (244th overall) in 2010 by the Eagles, may not be a big name signing but he adds some depth to the roster. Coleman could compete for the starting job with Jamarca Sanford and if not then he will be a great special teams player. This was a good, solid signing for the team because Coleman could rebound under head coach Mike Zimmer or be valuable on special teams coverage. If Coleman doesn’t turn out then the Vikings can get rid of him next season because he signed a one year, prove it contract.
The Vikings continue to add depth to their team and at the same time add players who have potential to start. Zimmer has a good track record with players such as Coleman who are trying to revitalize their careers and hopefully for the Vikings and Coleman this is a success.