Mike Zimmer hopes exhibition can clear up traffic jam at strong safety

The Vikings have a traffic jam at strong safety. Entering the team's second preseason game Saturday against Arizona at TCF Bank Stadium, the starting job is wide open -- and some players might have as good a chance of winning the spot as they do of being cut. "I think we have a lot of great guys coming in and playing for this position, so it's exciting for me,"...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Coleman starts, shines with interception

Since the start of the Vikings' offseason program, when Robert Blanton got a chance to stake his claim to a starting safety spot with Jamarca Sanford and Andrew Sendejo sitting out with injuries, the Vikings' crowded competition at the position has been significantly affected by who's healthy and who's not. That was true again in the team's exhibition opener...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Saturday Night Scrimmage

Why didn’t I read through last year’s “Family Fun Day” post before agreeing to cover this years? Haha… Actually the night scrimmage is a great chance to see some actual competition between the offense and defense. The crowd was just packed! People wandered looking for seats. Even 30 minutes early I had no chance of finding a decent spot. I lucked out, settling in on the...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need to Make an Impact in 2014 #9 Strong Safety

#9 | Strong Safety Number 9 on the list goes to not just one player but an entire position, Strong Safety. Harrison Smith has been a star for the Vikings secondary for the last couple of years but he’s gotten little to no help next to him. Whether it’s Jamarca Sanford, Robert Blanton, Mistral Raymond, Antone Exum, or Kurt Coleman, someone needs to step up and provide some game...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings training camp preview: Safeties

  This is the eighth in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: SAFETIES Rating (1-to-10 scale): 6 Projected starters: Harrison Smith (third year) and Jamarca Sanford (sixth year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): Brandan Bishop, *Robert Blanton, *Kurt Coleman, *Antone Exum...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

With Smith back, coaches now working to find safety partner

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Seeing Harrison Smith roam the middle of the field is a welcome sight for the Minnesota Vikings after Smith's sophomore season was interrupted by a debilitating toe injury. Smith gives coach Mike Zimmer a playmaker in the secondary to build around in Minnesota's new defense. Smith, 25, is a budding star, a first-round draft pick who has demonstrated...
Via Fox Sports North
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

FanChat with Kurt Coleman

  Former Ohio State Buckeye and NFL Safety for the Minnesota Vikings, Kurt Coleman announces he will video chat with his fans in an effort to raise money for his charity, Coleman 4 A Cure. The chat will be on April 23rd at 8pm via video chat platform, Heroes2u. Heroes2u is a platform designed to connect inspirational people with their fans through live video chats, all in an effort...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings sign safety Kurt Coleman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman. The contract was finalized Thursday. Coleman agreed to the deal Monday after visiting team headquarters last week. The seventh-round draft pick in 2010 out of Ohio State played the last four seasons for the Eagles, starting 29 of the 59 games he played in, though none of those starts...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kurt Coleman: DeSean Jackson was a ‘good guy’ in locker room

DeSean Jackson has been taking hits from nearly all angles, but at least one former teammate has come to his defense. During an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio Monday, former Eagles safety Kurt Coleman, who is now with the Minnesota Vikings, defended Jackson and described his former teammate as a “good guy” in the locker […]
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

I was a secret fan of Kurt Coleman…

I wish I knew how to quit him…. But it’s all over now. Reserve safety and special teams ace Kurt Coleman is no longer an Eagles. Coleman has signed a 1-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings—probably for the league veteran minimum, but nevertheless a fresh start for the 5-11, 195-lb. athlete who was drafted by the Eagles in 2010 in the 7th round out of Ohio State. I always admired...
Via Eagles Eye
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings agree to terms with safety Kurt Coleman

Kurt Coleman's visit with the Minnesota Vikings ended last week without him signing a contract. Apparently he'll be returning to Minnesota to finish the paperwork. Coleman, 25, has agreed to terms with the Vikings, his agent, Blake Baratz, tweeted Monday afternoon. "Congrats to my man @k4coleman on getting it done w the @Vikings. 2 for 1 special, contract and a new neighbor...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Make Smart Move in Signing Safety, Kurt Coleman

Alex Trautwig/Getty Images John Miceli (@JohnMiceli15) According to Adam Schefter, the Minnesota Vikings have signed Free Safety, Kurt Coleman who was a former Philadelphia Eagle. He visited the Jets, Colts and Vikings this off-season, and chose the Vikings as his destination. Coleman played a primary role on the Eagles defense in both the 2011 and 2012 seasons, but found himself...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Vikings Signing of Kurt Coleman

Career Stats: 4 Years in league | 221 Tackles | 7 Interceptions | 2 Forced Fumble Coleman joins the Vikings after 4 years with Philly and 29 games started. The former 7th round pick has been and off and on starter for the Eagles and at times shown some promise putting up 4 INTs and 78 tackles in his 2nd year in the league. Last year his time was cut due to the signing of Patrick...
Via DraftSeason
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign Former Eagles Safety Kurt Coleman

Former Eagles S @k4coleman, Kurt Coleman, has agreed to terms w the Vikings. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 14, 2014
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Viking Sign Safety Kurt Coleman

The Minnesota Vikings have secured some veteran depth for their secondary.  Adam Schefter is reporting that the Vikings have signed former Eagles safety Kurt Coleman to a deal. Former Eagles S @k4coleman, Kurt Coleman, has agreed to terms w the Vikings. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 14, 2014 The 25-year-old Coleman was a regular in the Eagles’ defensive backfield in...
Via Thacover2
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Eagles Safety Kurt Coleman Agrees To Deal With Vikings

A day after a free agent visit with the Minnesota Vikings, former Eagles safetly Kurt Coleman has reached an agreement with the team, according to ESPN: THIS JUST IN: Former Eagles safety Kurt Coleman has agreed to terms with the Vikings. pic.twitter.com/INmMQStQCO — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 14, 2014 Ben Goessling of ESPN reported yesterday that Coleman had left his meeting...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Viking Sign Kurt Coleman

The Minnesota Vikings have secured some veteran depth for their secondary.  Adam Schefter is reporting that the Vikings have signed former Eagles safety Kurt Coleman to a deal. Former Eagles S @k4coleman, Kurt Coleman, has agreed to terms w the Vikings. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 14, 2014 The 25-year-old Coleman was a starter in the Eagles’ defensive backfield in...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Kurt Coleman Agrees To Terms With Vikings

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Vikings have agreed to terms with veteran S Kurt Coleman. Coleman, 25, recently visited with the Vikings, so it appears as though talks progressed quickly over the weekend. He was a seventh-round draft pick of the Eagles back in 2010. Coleman has spent the first four years of his career in Philadelphia, but fell out of favor last season...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings offer Coleman contract, but no deal

The Minnesota Vikings offered former Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman a contract after meeting with the free agent on Wednesday and Thursday, according to a league source, but Coleman is still weighing his options. The Vikings confirmed Coleman's free-agent visit on Friday morning, which meant the safety had left the facility without a contract. Coleman had met with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kurt Coleman to visit the Indianapolis Colts today

Former 7th round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles, Kurt Coleman is set to visit with the Indianapolis Colts today as was reported by Ian Rapoport yesterday. Coleman was drafted by the Eagles in 2010, when Ryan Grigson was still working in Philadelphia so there are some former connections there. During his first four seasons in the NFL Coleman appeared in 59 games, starting in 29 of...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Free Agent S Kurt Coleman Visitd With Jets

  Howard Balzer of Lockerdome.com reports that free agent S Kurt Coleman recently visited with the Jets. Coleman, 25, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Eagles back in 2010. He has spent the first four years of his career in Philadelphia, but fell out of favor last season. In 2013, he appeared in 15 games for the Eagles and totaled 14 tackles on the season.    
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: Free agency day two recap

We’ve come to the end of day two in the NFL’s 2014 free agency period. Here’s a quick nightly update on the Philadelphia Eagles’ situation: Hits The Eagles didn’t make any splashes today, but they did get better at the bottom. The team added Chris Maragos and Bryan Braman, both proven guys on special teams and depth pieces to the safety and linebacking corps, respectively...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles bolster special teams on day two of free agency

Early Wednesday morning, the Philadelphia Eagles pulled the trigger on yet another defensive back. This time, the team signed former Seattle Seahawk Chris Maragos to a three-year deal that includes $1 million in guaranteed money. Maragos deal, per source: Slightly more than $4M over 3 years, $1M guaranteed. Can max out at $5.3M — Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) March 12, 2014...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Free-agent dossier: Kurt Coleman

PHILADELPHIA -- We'll continue our look at the Eagles' soon-to-be free agents with safety Kurt Coleman for two reasons. Coleman is an interesting cas...
Via Philly Sports Live
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Eagles’ biggest disappointment in 2013

Safety Patrick Chung was awful in his first year with the Philadelphia Eagles. Brought in as a free agent last season, Chung wasn’t supposed to be the next Brian Dawkins—but he was expected to provide some sort of upgrade from what the Eagles had the previous year. Nate Allen hadn’t panned out as hoped, Jaiquawn Jarrett was a bust and Kurt Coleman was nothing more than depth...
Via cover32 - Eagles
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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