Coleman was placed on IR with a left ankle injury.|||||||
Coleman played in four games with Detroit this season and did not record a tackle.
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Coleman and the Detroit Lions have agreed to a contract.|||||||
Coleman has played seven seasons in the NFL, the last three with the Atlanta Falcons. He started every game in 2008 and 2009, but he lost his starting job last season and was released by Atlanta earlier this month. Coleman was a fifth-round draft choice of the New York Jets in 2004 and had a career-high four interceptions as a rookie. He had three interceptions in 2008, his first season with the Falcons.
The Atlanta Falcons scratched Coleman and receiver Michael Jenkins for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.|||||||
Coleman had missed practice all week with knee soreness but was not been officially ruled out until shortly before Sunday.
The Falcons signed Coleman on Saturday.|||||||
Coleman, who had seven interceptions and 338 tackles in four years with the New York Jets, is the likely replacement for safety Chris Crocker, who is an unrestricted free agent.
Coleman was active for Sunday's game against Philadelphia after missing New York's last game with a concussion.|||||||
He was injured in the Jets' loss at Buffalo two weeks ago, but improved in practice during the week.