— Blake Baratz (@blakebaratz) September 2, 2014
Looks like Chiefs have new backup safety. Kurt Coleman’s agent tweeted he has signed with KC. 27 starts in four seasons with Eagles. — Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) September 2, 2014
Coleman’s agent Blake Barratz announced on Twitter this morning that the he would be signing with Kansas City Chiefs for the 2014 season. After being released by the Minnesota Vikings over the weekend, the Chiefs felt it necessary to bring in the veteran safety that began his career in Philadelphia with Andy Reid.
Coleman’s best season came in 2012, where he racked up 93 tackles, 4 pass break ups, and 2 interceptions as a starter. While Reid was his coach in Philly, Coleman made 29 starts but is expected to be a backup here in KC.
With Eric Berry and Husain Abdullah as the undoubted starters, Coleman could fill in nicely with depth as the Chiefs are currently rolling with undrafted rookie free agent, Daniel Sorensen and Kelcie McCray. Coleman brings a little more comfort and experience to the back end of the secondary while also having familiarity with Coach Reid.
A roster move will have to be made though, so seeing either McCray or Sorensen waived wouldn’t be surprising. The Chiefs also have five running backs currently so a move could be made from that area of the roster as well.
If there is one thing we do know it’s that John Dorsey never stops working to try and improve the roster. He did a great job of claiming players off the waiver wire last season so perhaps Kurt Coleman could come in and make a significant impact at some point during the season.
We’ll keep you updated on any further roster moves throughout the day.