Sep 1, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Detroit Lions defensive back Aaron Berry (32) and defensive back Erik Coleman (24) hit Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marcus Easley (81) and knock the ball free during the first quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Lions Bring Back Erik Coleman


The Detroit Lions signed Erik Coleman before the lockout went into effect last offseason to add to their depth at safety. Unfortunately, injuries prevented Coleman from having much of an impact. He played in just four games before missing the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

The Lions must have liked what they saw in the time he was able to play because they are bringing him back on a one-year deal. DetroitLions.com’s Tim Twentyman tweeted the following quote from Coleman:

I’m looking forward to getting back on the field and contributing wherever I can.

The Lions may not be done adding to their roster at safety. Former Rams and Redskins safety O.J. Atogwe, a native of Windsor, Ontario, will visit the team next week.

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