By Joel A. Erickson | The Advocate
The New Orleans Saints have released veteran wide receiver Brandon Coleman with a failed physical designation, a league source told The Advocate on Sunday.
Coleman, who suffered a neck injury in the playoffs last season, opened the season on the physically unable to perform list, and although he had been spotted on the sidelines working with trainers, the Saints apparently decided to release him.
Undrafted out of Rutgers, the 6-foot-6 Coleman spent a year on the New Orleans practice squad in 2014, then ascended to the active roster in 2015 and carved out a spot in the wide receiver rotation.
A big body and a willing blocker, Coleman caught 79 passes for 1,099 yards and eight touchdowns in three seasons, and a year ago, he finished second among Saints wide receivers by playing 650 snaps. ...
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