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New Orleans Saints Tender Contract to WR Brandon Coleman

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Hopefully 2017 will be the year Coleman is able to take that massive step forward.

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With questions surrounding Brandin Cooks’s future in New Orleans, the Saints are bringing back two of their ERFA WRs in Willie Snead (whose contract was tendered yesterday) and now Brandon Coleman. Credit to Nick Underhill for originally breaking the news.

Financial details of the contract seem to indicate a salary identical to that of Snead’s.

With the emergence of rookie WR Michael Thomas in 2016, Coleman saw his targets and total receiving yards take a hit, finishing with only 281 yards on the season. Encouragingly, Coleman did see an increase in touchdowns and catch-rate last year, so even if only just to use his big 6’6 225lb frame to box out receivers in the red zone, Coleman looks to have a role in the Saints offense in 2017.