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Saints Sign S Kurt Coleman To Three-Year Contract

Posted Mar 13, 2018

Veteran safety most recently played for the Panthers from 2015-17.

The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have signed free agent S Kurt Coleman to a three-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Coleman, entering his ninth NFL season, first entered the league as a seventh round draft pick (244th overall) of the Philadelphia Eagles out of Ohio State in 2010. He has appeared in 116 regular season contests and started 73 games for Philadelphia (2010-13), Kansas City (2014) and Carolina (2015-17), posting career totals of 490 tackles (381 solo), two sacks, 21 interception returns for 238 yards and two touchdowns, 29 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 34 special teams stops. Coleman has also appeared in six postseason games with five starts and has posted career totals of 29 tackles (25 solo), two interceptions and three passes defensed.

A 5-11, 200-pound native of Clayton, Ohio, Coleman most recently played for the Panthers from 2015-17 and during that period his 11 interceptions are tied for fourth in the NFL. In 2017, he started all 12 games he played in and finished third on the Panthers with 77 tackles (69 solo), one fumble recovery and three passes defensed. In 2016, he played in all 15 games he started and finished with 90 tackles (73 solo), one sacks, a club-best four picks for 57 yards with one touchdown, four passes defensed, one forced fumble and one special teams stop. In his first season with the Panthers, Coleman led the Panthers with 103 tackles (68 solo), tied for third in the NFL with a club-best seven interception returns for 89 yards and a touchdown and added one sack, five passes defensed and two special teams stops.

As a four-year letterman at Ohio State, Coleman appeared in 49 games with 35 starts from 2006-09 and totaled 219 career tackles, three sacks, nine interceptions and five forced fumbles, earning first-team All-Big 10 conference honors as a senior in 2009 and second-team accolades as a junior in 2008.