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Falcons set to release Coleman

February 8th, 2011
Erik Coleman

Erik Coleman

NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora reports that the Falcons are expected to release safety Erik Coleman according to league sources.

Coleman, 27, began this past year as the starting strong safety, a role he held last season, but a knee injury cost him some early goes. During which William Moore emerged and failed to relinquish the job when Coleman was able to return. Coleman finished the year with 18 tackles in 12 games. Coleman was one of the team’s first signings in the offseason in 2008, serving that year as the starting free safety before moving to the strong safety position a year ago to make way for Thomas DeCoud.

According to ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas, the Falcons can free up $2.5 million by releasing Coleman.

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