Erik Coleman lands in Detroit

The Falcons released safety Erik Coleman last week.  This week, he has a new team.

Per a league source, the Lions have signed Coleman to a one-year deal.

The move comes two weeks before a possible lockout, which would have kept Coleman from signing with anyone.

Coleman, who’ll turn 29 in May, entered the league in 2004.  After four seasons with the Jets, he joined the Falcons as a free agent.

He fell to the second rung of the depth chart in 2010, setting the stage for his release.

14 responses to “Erik Coleman lands in Detroit

  1. Got to give the Lions credit — always looking for ways to incrementally improve the talent base of the team.

  2. I wish him all the best!! He is still a quality player and seemed to be a great locker room guy. I’ll miss all the “Rollin’ with Coleman” videos on the Falcons webpage.

  3. As a Pack fan, I seriously think things are on the upswing for the Lions….and good for them. If Stafford can stay out of the training room, they could seriously make some noise in the coming year plus. I like what they are doing and they really showed some heart last year. Time for another Packers/Lions Thanksgiving game, I think.

    All I know is the table is set for the Vikings to be the NFCN bitch……and that’s truly a shame. Or not.

  4. Any truth to the rumor that he was raped and robbed after signing the contract? Seems to be the typical behavior of the locals in Detroit

  5. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says:
    Feb 18, 2011 4:04 PM
    As a Pack fan, I seriously think things are on the upswing for the Lions….and good for them. If Stafford can stay out of the training room, they could seriously make some noise in the coming year plus. I like what they are doing and they really showed some heart last year. Time for another Packers/Lions Thanksgiving game, I think.

    All I know is the table is set for the Vikings to be the NFCN bitch……and that’s truly a shame. Or not.

    this post is the truth right here. coming from a lions fan, its nice to see some respect lol. packers lions should be an awesome thanksgiving game for this season, both teams should have healthy records, maybe not division implications but i expect 1 and 2 in the north with the pack not dealing with the superbowl hangover for once, due to the injuries..

  6. @semperfi24
    What a moronic statement. You stereotype a whole city with your ignorant, uneducated spew. You don’t deserve the proud name you use as your I.D. The Marines are a strong, proud service to this country. And no, idiot, I’m not a native of Detroit. But I know many people from the city who are proud, hard working citizens of this country who live there. If you are a Marine, you do a disservice to the men and women who protect this country without predjudice or vice. I know some of the words I’ve used have more than 2 syllables so you better get help reading this reply.

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