Former Eagles safety Kurt Coleman turns down offer from the Vikings, per report

Coleman finds this funny too... - Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

This is not a joke.

Over the last few weeks, free agency has died down and former Eagles safety Kurt Coleman has been the "Belle of the Ball." The Ohio State product has visited the Jets, Colts and Vikings over the last two weeks and left Minnesota without a deal despite an offer being made, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling. Coleman is "weighing his options," per Goessling.

While you may be literally laughing out loud, it should be noted that Coleman is a quality special teams player and has plenty of experience in his four seasons in the NFL. Since being selected with the 244th overall pick in 2010, Coleman has played his entire career with the Eagles. He has played in 59 games and has 29 career starts with totals of 221 tackles, seven interceptions and two forced fumbles. However, he rarely played on defense last season under new defensive coordinator Billy Davis.

Coleman was likely offered something close to the minimum and may be holding out for a multiple year deal or higher pay. Plenty around BGN wondered if Coleman would ever play again in the league, given his shortcomings with size, speed and strength. However, it seems he has at least a small market.

While you may not have enjoyed seeing him on the field on defense, Coleman is a good character guy, who always seemed to have appreciated being a member of the Eagles. We wish him luck in his future endeavors.

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