Kenyon Coleman DL NO 8 Months

Free agent DE Kenyon Coleman plans to retire.

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 if he decides to retire.

Kenyon Coleman DL NO 8 Months

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 returning 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.

Kenyon Coleman DL NO Aug 19 '13

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.

Kenyon Coleman DL NO Aug 07 '13

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

Kenyon Coleman DL NO Jun 11 '13

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 sitautional run stuffer. Coleman missed nine games while with the Cowboys last season due to a torn triceps.

Kenyon Coleman DL NO Mar 29 '13

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.

Kenyon Coleman DL NO Jan 30 '13

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.

Kenyon Coleman DL NO Nov 14 '12

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.

Kenyon Coleman DL NO Nov 12 '12

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.

Kenyon Coleman DL NO Nov 11 '12

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."