Making Moves


The Falcons have started to move around this offseason. As the team prepares to head to the NFL Scouting Combine later this month and the NFL Draft in April, two moves were made Wednesday. Veteran safety Erik Coleman was released by the team and veteran linebacker Coy Wire signed a new two-year deal. Wire was scheduled to become a free agent during the offseason

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that linebacker Coy Wire has signed a new two-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Additionally, the Falcons have announced that safety Erik Coleman has been released.

Wire, 6-foot, 225 pounds, was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round (97th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. Wire was signed by the Falcons as a free agent prior to the 2008 season. In 2010, he appeared in 15 games serving as a captain on special teams and as a reserve linebacker. Wire contributed with eight special teams tackles and four tackles at linebacker.

Coleman, 5-foot-10, 201 pounds, was signed as a free agent by the Falcons in 2008. He was originally drafted in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft (143rd overall) by the New York Jets.

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