Falcons cut Coleman, re-up with Wire
Feb09

Falcons cut Coleman, re-up with Wire

Jay Adams of AtlantaFalcons.com reports that the team has signed linebacker Coy Wire to a two-year extension and parted ways with safety Erik Coleman. The move to release Coleman has been in the pipeline since yesterday. Wire’s contract expired at the end of the 2010 season, and he was set to become a free agent. Wire has added valuable depth for the Falcons since joining the team in 2008. He’s played in 47 games with 5...

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Falcons set to release Coleman
Feb08

Falcons set to release 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...

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Camp Battles ’10: Safety

The safety position may feature one of the few legitimate competitions for a starting position. The battle may come between incumbent strong safety Erik Coleman and second-year player William Moore. It was obvious last season that when the Falcons took Moore in the second round of the draft, they envisioned him as a starter. But an injury early in camp derailed his chances of winning that job. And the Falcons plugged in Thomas DeCoud...

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Falcons Weekly Round Up, 3/27

Looking back over the Falcons-related news from the past week… Owner’s Meetings The media got a chance to hear from the Falcons top brass during this week’s owners meetings. D-Led has a nice write-up on a Q&A session that occurred there with head coach Mike Smith. We learned that Smitty supports the changes to overtime, although that’s not too surprising since Rich McKay is co-chair of the competition...

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Erik Coleman moves to strong safety
Aug10

Erik Coleman moves to strong safety

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that the team has had Erik Coleman and Thomas DeCoud switch safety positions. Coleman was the starting free safety, but will now man the strong safety position that DeCoud was previously working at. The move might be prompted by the injury to William Moore, who was competing with DeCoud for the starting strong safety position. Moore is expected to be out up to four weeks. DeCoud played free...

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