Coleman was originally signed by the Lions before the NFL lockout began a year ago. He was expected to compete with Amari Spievey for the starting spot at safety across from Louis Delmas, but Spievey ultimately won the competition.
Coleman only ended up playing in four games for the Lions last season. In the fourth game of the season, against the Dallas Cowboys, he broke his leg. The injury was serious enough to end his season only a quarter of the way through. In the four games he appeared in Coleman had two tackles.
News of Coleman being brought back comes just as the Lions are getting ready to bring in safety . The Lions are also for a visitbelieved to be interested in LaRon Landry. It's unclear if the move to bring back Coleman will affect the Lions' interest in the other safeties out there, but it seems unlikely since Coleman is probably more of a depth signing than anything.