Reports: Kurt Coleman agrees to three-year deal with Saints
Veteran safety Kurt Coleman has a new team to call home but is remaining in the NFC South.
Less than a week after being released by the Carolina Panthers, Coleman has agreed to a three-year deal with the New Orleans Saints according to multiple reports.
You’ve got to take that role. I’m definitely that, Flacco said Tuesday after Rutgers’ third spring practice in Piscataway. No one’s picked me. I’m a walk-on from Western Michigan who didn’t play there as much as I’d like to. I like that role, I’ll take that role. If I’m the guy, I like the expectations. If I’m not the guy, I like to sneak up on you.
Flacco’s road to Rutgers has been a winding one. A three-sport star at Eastern, Flacco graduated with the third-most passing yards in South Jersey history, was a two-time First Team All-State baseball player drafted by the Phillies as a senior and also played basketball. But former Rutgers coach Kyle Flood and his staff did not recruit Flacco heavily when he was in high school.
Instead, Flacco went to to Western Michigan to play under former Rutgers assistant P.J. Fleck. after a grayshirt semester at Camden County College. He appeared in 13 games as a backup over two seasons there, rushing for 340 yards and two touchdowns and throwing for 188 yards and a score, before transferring to Rutgers last July and sitting out the 2017 season.
They wanted the financial flexibility going into free agency but expressed that they wanted me to return and will be in contact, Sherman said.
The Seahawks are near the bottom of the NFL in available cap space even after cutting Sherman, so he’d likely need to settle for a lot less money if he’s going to play in Seattle in 2018. Now he’s a free agent, and he can find out exactly what he’s worth on the open market.
After locking up their building block on offense by signing Derek Carr last offseason, it’s inevitable that the Oakland Raiders will make a similar move to secure their star pass-rusher. Mack is about to hit his fifth-year option campaign at $13.9 million. The Raiders could franchise him in 2019 for what likely will be a little more than $18 million, but if they don’t come to a deal with Mack this offseason, they’ll surely secure him next time around.