Saints add veteran DT Coleman

March, 27, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Rod Coleman is back in the NFC South.

The Saints agreed to terms with the former Atlanta defensive tackle Friday. Coleman, 32, spent last season out of the NFL, but has decided to rejoin New Orleans defensive line coach Bill Johnson.

Coleman was coached by Johnson when the two were in Atlanta. Coleman played for the Falcons from 2004 through 2007 and led all defensive tackles in sacks in 2004 and 2005. Coleman spent the first four seasons of his career with Oakland.

The Saints also released safety Kevin Kaesviharn.

Second-year pro Sedrick Ellis is set as one starter at defensive tackle. Coleman likely will compete with Hollis Thomas, Kendrick Clancy and Brian Young for the other spot.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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