Former Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman visited the Indianapolis Colts on Friday.
It is really no surprise, as the Colts have a need at the safety position and Coleman could possibly fill that void.
Though, he would be a more of a depth signing than anything. He has played in 59 career games with the Eagles, posting 221 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 7 interceptions and 11 passes defended in a 4 year span.
Those numbers are nothing to write home about.
Not to mention the fact that he didn’t even start for a safety hungry Eagles roster in 2013.
He is not a better option than Delano Howell at safety, but may be a slight upgrade over Sergio Brown when it comes to playing on the defensive side of the ball.
However, we know Brown is a special team’s superstar and likely won’t be losing his roster spot.
It’s not really shocking that the Colts are looking at Coleman of all safeties, as Grigson spent a few years on the Eagles front office.
Coleman would actually be the second former Eagles safety signed by the Colts, David Sims being the first.
Grigson is really pushing to create competition at the position, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a rookie added to the mix as well.
It may not be the best move in the world, signing Coleman, but it won’t hurt to carry him on the roster heading into training camp.
We’ll just have to wait and see what happens. Go Colts!