They won't win much style points, but the signings of defensive end Kenyon Coleman and quarterback Luke McCown does provide solid veteran depth to the Saints roster.
Coleman is 33 and will be playing for Rob Ryan for a third time.
His addition reminds me of when Gregg Williams brought in Pierson Prioleau when he came to New Orleans. Every new coordinator likes to add a few of ‘his' guys to help, particularly veterans with a lot of experience. Coleman appears to be that guy for Ryan. His presence should help in the locker room and meeting rooms.
McCown should be the favorite to win the backup quarterback job. He spent time here last training camp and there is no young player pushing him. At least not yet. I still expect the Saints to target a quarterback in the later rounds of the draft or find an undrafted free agent to develop much like they did with Chase Daniel. But that player will likely need at least a year of grooming before becoming the official backup to Drew Brees.
So for now, I'd say its McCown's job to lose.
Both players signed one-year contracts and although financial details of the deal have not been released, I expect them to be very cap-friendly.
All in all, Monday's moves weren't very sexy but as usual they were plenty smart.
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