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Panthers sign S Kurt Coleman to two-year deal
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/16/15) The Panthers have signed free-agent safety Kurt Coleman to a two-year contract, the team announced Monday.
"Kurt gives us a versatile safety who can play both spots," head coach Ron Rivera said. "He's athletic, he's intelligent and will understand the system, having worked with Sean (McDermott) before. He's a very consistent player and also adds special teams ability. That is something we've talked about improving upon, and we've made some moves this offseason looking for guys that can help us on special teams."
Coleman believes he deserves a shot at cracking the starting lineup with his new team after making just three starts in 15 games played in his one season with the Chiefs.
"Whatever role they want me to play I am willing to do," Coleman said. "But I think I have worked my way to be a starter. I know I can play as a starter and be very productive."
Coleman recorded 37 tackles, three interceptions and six passes defensed in 2014.
Chiefs DB Kurt Coleman hoping to become starter in 2015
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/10/15) Chiefs defensive back Kurt Coleman still has high hopes of being a starting safety in the league.
"I want to let everyone know I'm there, and I'm not there to play around," Coleman said to the Kansas City Star. "Obviously, you can’t always take that shot; you have to be a smart player. But I’ll say this; I never go out there to hurt anybody, but I try to hit as hard as I can."
Coleman totaled 37 tackles, six pass deflections and a team-high three interceptions, despite being considered a backup in the secondary.
"Honestly, I’ve been around the NFL long enough to know it’s all about your opportunity," Coleman said. "When it’s given to you, you’ve got to be able to capitalize. And sometimes, when you have coaching changes, you can’t control that."
He is hoping to return to Kansas City in 2015.
"I'm appreciative of this opportunity and I hope I can remain a Chief. We'll see what happens this offseason."
Kurt Coleman signs with Chiefs
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(9/2/14) Safety Kurt Coleman, who started 27 games over four seasons with the Eagles, signed with the Chiefs, reports ESPN.com. He had 93 tackles and two interceptions in 2012 with Philly.
Vikings dump 19 on Saturday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(8/30/14) The Vikings made a slew of cuts Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.|
The following players were cut: OL Jeff Baca, DT Chase Baker, RB Joe Banyard, S Kurt Coleman, WR Kain Colter, S Chris Crocker, DT Fred Evans, DT Isame Faciane, TE Chase Ford, WR Donte Foster, LB Justin Jackson, CB Kendall James, OL Zac Kerin, CB Julian Posey, TE Allen Reisner, OL Mike Remmers, DE Justin Trattou, RB Dominique Williams and LB Mike Zimmer.