Kurt Coleman expected to visit Colts on Friday

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The Colts saw veteran safety Antoine Bethea sign with the 49ers earlier this offseason, leaving them with a hole next to LaRon Landry in their secondary.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that they’ll be meeting with a candidate for the job on Friday. Kurt Coleman is expected to visit with the team, a few days after he visited with the Jets.

Coleman was a seventh-round pick by the Eagles in 2010 and played in 59 games with the Eagles over the last four years. He started 29 of those games, but none in 2013 as the Eagles shuffled through a variety of safeties in hopes of finding solid play that never came. That provided a pretty clear idea about their interest in bringing him back even before they signed Malcolm Jenkins this offseason.

General Manager Ryan Grigson worked in Philly before going to Indy, so there’s familiarity with Coleman’s abilities. If Coleman does sign with the Colts, it’s a good bet that they’ll still look for help at the position in the draft as Coleman would be a stopgap option, at best, for a team with designs on a third straight trip to the postseason.