Lions sign veteran cornerback Drew Coleman to one-year deal

Posted by ttwentyman on July 25, 2012 – 5:22 pm

The Lions continue to add depth to their secondary with the signing of veteran cornerback Drew Coleman to a one-year deal Wednesday, according to league sources. The Lions also signed fellow veteran cornerback Justin Miller on Wednesday.

Coleman, 29, was drafted in the sixth round by the Jets in the 2006 NFL Draft and played and played his first five seasons in the league in New York (nine starts). He played 16 games (four starts) with the Jaguars last season. He had 46 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, forced three fumbles and defended nine passes for the Jaguars last season.

The Lions released projected starter Aaron Berry on Monday after his second arrest this offseason. Coleman now joins Chris Houston, Jacob Lacey, Alphonso Smith, Justin Miller and rookie third-round pick Bill Bentley in the competition for the team top three cornerback spots when training camp begins Thursday.

The team released cornerback Ross Weaver to make room for Coleman on the 90-man roster.


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9 Responses to “Lions sign veteran cornerback Drew Coleman to one-year deal”

  1. By J.R. on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply

    Good stuff. As I expected, the lions have been looking at this option and probably for a while. His stats look pretty good from last year.

  2. By Ray on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply

    I like the pickup

  3. By Chris54 on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply

    Good! Berry was the king of the “lookout” coverage. LOOKOUT THERE THEY GO!

  4. By jc on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    def a good pickup very good stats. gives us some good depth finally

  5. By Tim on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    He has good stats for the limited playing time that he did have good pick up by the lions

  6. By john on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    Now they should make a run at trading for MJD.

  7. By Mike Horton on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    CB city!!! I like it.. our main weakness on D is being addressed.

  8. By jammie on Jul 28, 2012 | Reply

    trade for jenkins from dallas

  9. By rj in ga on Aug 3, 2012 | Reply

    for the coaching staff have you guys ever herd of a running back named Cedric Benson ?Kevin Smith is a excellent back but there’s along season a head of him and Best is a question mark it drives me nuts when I see good players go some where else and produce.just wondering?

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