Former Vikings Safety Kurt Coleman Will Land With the Chiefs


The past week was like the Red Wedding for Vikings safeties with two veterans being waived and two placed on IR. One of those cut loose in the blood bath is getting a second chance with a team that, coincidentally, features red in their color scheme.

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Andy Reid is evidently a big fan of Kurt Coleman because the Chiefs coach, who had Coleman in Philadelphia, is bringing him back with Kansas City.

Coleman signed with Minnesota this offseason for one year at $900,000, and after a couple weeks of preseason it looked like he had a decent shot to stick as a veteran option at safety.

But ultimately the Vikings decided to move on from a lot of their older players and go with the young guys, so Coleman was out the door.

The Chiefs, being a team that feels a little bit closer to contending than the Vikings, are happy to bring in a veteran like Coleman who did put some good things on tape in his brief stint with the Vikes.

Not that Andy Reid needs to look at much tape on Coleman, having coached the safety in Philadelphia.