The Lions have re-signed safety Erik Coleman to a one-year contract, the eight-year veteran confirmed to Detroitlions.com.
“I feel very blessed to have another opportunity to play in Detroit,” he said. “I’m looking forward to getting back on the field and contributing wherever I can.”
Coleman was part of a Lions safety corps that was decimated by injuries last season. Coleman played in the first four games last season before breaking his leg Week 4 in a come-from-behind victory over the Cowboys.
“Our safety position this year was kind of like our quarterback position in 2010, you know,” Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said after the season. “We had Erik Coleman, we felt good about a third safety – he went down against Dallas.
“We had a ton of injuries at safety and it just was one of those positions where every time we got a guy, a guy got hurt. That’s kind of the luck of the draw – that’s how it goes.”
Coleman was beat out by Amari Spievey for the other safety spot opposite Louis Delmas. The Lions felt his absence toward the end of the season when they suffered a number of injuries at the position.
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