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Saints Sign Rod Coleman

The New Orleans Saints continue to overhaul a porous 2008 defense by signing a guy who didn’t play football in 2008.
The Saints announced on Friday afternoon the acquisition of free-agent defensive tackle Roderick Coleman.
Coleman was cut in February 2008 by the Falcons after four seasons with the team.  He was a fifth-round draft pick of the Raiders in 1999.

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4 Responses to “Saints Sign Rod Coleman”
  1. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Mar 27, 2009 6:18 PM

    Rod Coleman was great in his prime with the Falcon’s, an active penetrating DT with a high motor. Thomas Dimitroff unloaded him and other high priced veterans like Alge Crumpler and Warrick Dunn to start the new era last year. He’s 32 years old but can make a nice backup to Sedrick Ellis if he’s healthy and makes it to the regular season. He needs to beware of animals crossing the highway & jet-skis.

  2. NFLed says: Mar 27, 2009 6:28 PM

    Coleman was great for a few years and then was hurt. I hadn’t heard anything about him so I figured that he just faded away into retirement but I guess he was just rehabbing. It was the quietest rehab of a player I think I’ve ever seen. For LeCharles Bentley, Fred Weary and others missing one or more seasons but working on coming back there’s an occasional newsbit but I have read exactly zero about Coleman in over a year (unless I missed it) until now.
    Speaking of which, I wonder if Al Wilson is trying to work his way back into the NFL? I haven’t seen an official retirement. He was having maybe a Hall of Fame career if he continued being great for several more years but suddenly injury took it away from him.

  3. geauxsaints53 says: Mar 27, 2009 6:49 PM

    Should be some good depth…for the IR…

  4. sporkdevil says: Mar 27, 2009 7:47 PM

    Wow. Good for Coleman. I figured he would make depth somewhere last year.
    I wonder how much he weighs, he would usually fall onto the fat lazy side of things though.

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