After taking a bit of a hiatus to look at prospects for the NFL Draft, it seems the Vikings are dipping their toes back into the free agent waters.
After signing wide receiver Lestar Jean yesterday, it was announced that the team will host former Eagles free safety Kurt Coleman, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Coleman spent the previous four years in Philadelphia after being drafted by the team in the seventh round out of Ohio State. Coleman appeared in 15 games with the team last year, finishing with 14 tackles, the lowest season output of his career.
In four seasons in Philadelphia, Coleman has appeared in 59 games, accruing 221 tackles, two forced fumbles and seven interceptions.
Coleman won’t be viewed as a potential starting option, as he saw just 74 snaps on defense last season according to Rotoworld. Instead, if the team decides to sign Coleman he’ll likely be used to push the team’s depth at the position, Mistral Raymond and Robert Blanton.
Certainly, at this point in their careers the two have done nothing to show that they deserve much job security.
It seems the defensive makeover the Vikings started almost a month ago may not be quite finished. While the Vikings could use better safety play, this isn’t considered a very good draft class at the position so the Vikings could be trying to collect insurance in case they miss out on a potential safety target.