Kenyon Coleman DL NO 4 Months
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 6 Months
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 9 Months
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 11 Months
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 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 Sep 29 '12
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.