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.
The Saints tendered ERFA Brandon Coleman, per league source.— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 7, 2017
Financial details of the contract seem to indicate a salary identical to that of Snead’s.
Saints tendered a one-year, $615,000 deal with exclusive rights free agent WR Brandon Coleman, according to the NFLPA's website.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) March 7, 2017
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.