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Kenyon Coleman | Defensive Lineman

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/10/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 293
College: UCLA
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Free agent DE Kenyon Coleman is retiring from football.
Coleman, 34, has appeared in just seven games the last two seasons due to injuries and missed all of 2013 with a torn pectoral suffered in training camp. A run-stopping 3-4 end, he played for the Raiders, Cowboys, Jets, and Browns prior to signing with the Saints last season. Coleman will finish his 12-year career with 361 tackles and 13.5 sacks. He was a role player, but a good one. Feb 21 - 8:18 PM

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The Saints are not expected to re-sign free agent DE Kenyon Coleman.

Coleman missed the entire 2013 season after suffering a torn pectoral in training camp. He was expected to have a featured role Rob Ryan's defense prior to being injured, but is unlikely to be brought back with Akiem Hicks locked in as the Saints' starting left end. Coleman should draw interest from teams as a situational 3-4 run-stopper if healthy. He turns 35 this offseason.
Feb 21 - 7:01 PM

Saints placed LE Kenyon Coleman on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle, ending his season.

Coleman, 34, suffered the pectoral tear in the first week of camp. He was expected to be Rob Ryan's starting left end, a position that will now go to Akiem Hicks. The Saints are thin on bodies and talent in the defensive front seven.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 05:12:00 PM

Saints LE Kenyon Coleman tore his pectoral in Tuesday's training camp practice and is done for the season.

Saints players are dropping like flies, particularly on defense. Coleman, 34, was signed as a free agent to help install Rob Ryan's 3-4 defense, and he was penciled in as the starting left end and team's best run stopper. 2012 third-round pick Akiem Hicks will likely take his spot in the lineup, and it might not be a massive downgrade but does significantly affect the team's depth up front.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 12:24:00 PM

Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan called Kenyon Coleman "the best run defender in football as a 3-4 end."

The Saints brought in Ryan to fix their defense, which gave up a league-worst 147.6 yards per game rushing last season. He in turn brought in Coleman, who will play on early downs as a situational run stuffer. Coleman missed nine games while with the Cowboys last season due to a torn triceps.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 09:16:00 AM

Saints signed DE Kenyon Coleman, formerly of the Cowboys.

Coleman, 34, appeared in seven games (five starts) last season, recording 15 tackles and a forced fumble. He knows Rob Ryan's scheme and should add depth behind Cam Jordan and Akiem Hicks at defensive end. The Saints may also move Hicks to nose tackle. Coleman graded out very positively as a run stopper in Pro Football Focus' 2012 ratings. He's an early-down role player.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 03:27:00 PM

ESPN Dallas gives free agent LE Kenyon Coleman "slim" odds of returning to the Cowboys.

A bulky 6-foot-5, 306 pounds, the soon-to-be 34-year-old defensive end projects as a poor fit for new DC Monte Kiffin's 4-3 scheme. Limited to seven games by a torn triceps last season, Coleman was playing well before going down, and shouldn't hurt for one-year offers on the open market.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 02:23:00 PM

Cowboys placed LE Kenyon Coleman on injured reserve with a torn triceps, ending his season.

A solid run suffer, Coleman will be replaced by Marcus Spears. Five months shy of his 34th birthday, Coleman is headed for unrestricted free agency.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 06:31:00 PM

Cowboys LE Kenyon Coleman will miss the remainder of the season with a torn triceps.

A Monday MRI brought the bad news. A key component for Dallas' run defense, Coleman started 5-of-7 appearances in 2012 and recorded 15 tackles (12 solo) to go with a forced fumble. The Cowboys will need Marcus Spears to step up.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 03:05:00 PM

Cowboys LE Kenyon Coleman will have an MRI Monday on his injured triceps.

Coleman went down in the third quarter against the Eagles and didn't return. "I can lift my arm," he said. "But I can't play football."
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sun, Nov 11, 2012 09:04:00 PM

Cowboys LE Kenyon Coleman was forced from Sunday's game with a triceps injury.

The run-stopping specialist has been ruled out for the game. Marcus Spears will come on his replacement.
Sun, Nov 11, 2012 06:23:00 PM

Cowboys LDE Kenyon Coleman (knee) has been ruled out for Monday night against the Bears.

Coleman also missed last week's game against the Bucs. He went into the offseason on the roster bubble after a disappointing first season in Dallas in 2011 and has responded with just two tackles so far this year. Marcus Spears will likely draw the start in Coleman's absence.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 03:33:00 PM

The Dallas Morning News believes Cowboys DE Kenyon Coleman should be "wondering about his job security."

Coleman was a disappointment his first season in Dallas, notching just 36 tackles and one sack in 16 games (15 starts) despite spending the previous two years in DC Rob Ryan's system in Cleveland. The Cowboys' official website has also suggested Coleman is a candidate for release. He's due $1.9 million.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 06:28:00 PM

The Cowboys' official website suggests DE Kenyon Coleman is a candidate to be released.

The Cowboys would save $1.9 million by releasing Coleman, and have quality depth in Marcus Spears and third-round pick Tyrone Crawford. Coleman, a career journeyman, appeared in all 16 games last season. Considering the Cowboys' current cap situation, he won't be guaranteed a roster spot.
Sun, Jun 3, 2012 04:53:00 PM

Cowboys agreed to terms with DE Kenyon Coleman, formerly of the Browns.

It's a natural fit after Coleman played last year under Rob Ryan. Coleman, 32, will battle second-year man Sean Lissemore for Dallas' No. 3 defensive end job behind Marcus Spears and Igor Olshansky. Coleman graded out in the middle of the pack of Pro Football Focus' 3-4 defensive end ratings last season.
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 01:05:00 AM

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