New Orleans Saints release veteran safety Kurt Coleman
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have released veteran safety Kurt Coleman after only one season.
The move, listed on the NFL's official transactions report on Thursday afternoon,...
Saints welcome Apple to struggling secondary
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — At the very least, Eli Apple didn't have to worry about whether he'd be welcomed warmly in the corner of Saints headquarters where the defensive backs' lockers are clustered.
Apple's former Ohio State teammates, cornerback Marshon Lattimore and safety Vonn Bell, took care of that.
"We're glad to have him," Bell said, smiling widely.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Saints and free-agent safety Kurt Coleman have agreed to terms of a three-year contract.
The people spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because the roster move has not been announced.
The 29-year-old Coleman is an eight-year veteran out of Ohio State who played the past three seasons for Carolina.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Saints met with free-agent safety Kurt Coleman for several hours at the combine on Thursday, according to a source.
The 29-year-old was recently released after spending the last three seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He recorded 11 interceptions over his first two seasons with the Panthers but had none last season.
Coach Sean Payton was part of the group who met with the veteran safety. Coleman has drawn interest from some other teams after being released on Monday.
New Orleans — Drew Brees passed for 376 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints held off Carolina's late comeback bid to seal a 31-26 victory in their NFC wild-card game on Sunday.
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Injury to Steelers’ Ryan Shazier hits home for ex -Ohio State teammates Vonn Bell, Michael Thomas
When Saints safety Vonn Bell was on his recruiting visit to Ohio State, Ryan Shazier served as his host.
So when Bell was watching Monday Night Football and saw the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker suffer a spinal injury after making a tackle against the Cincinnati Bengal, it hit home for him.
"It was heartbreaking," said Bell. "He's like family to me. I've been to his home and I've met his parents and we are close."