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Lions Free Agency 2012: Detroit To Re-Sign DB Erik Coleman

In an effort to add some veteran defensive backfield depth to the roster, the Detroit Lions have come to terms with Erik Coleman, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press:

The unrestricted free agent said tonight he agreed to another one-year deal to remain a Lion. The contract hasn't been signed but should be Friday.

"I feel like I still have a lot to prove and, hopefully, I get that opportunity and help this team, hopefully, win a championship one day," Coleman said.

Coleman missed all of the 2011 season after suffering a fractured fibula and severe ankle sprain against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4. He'll be entering his ninth season in the NFL; he spent three with the Falcons and four with the Jets where he had his most success in starting 50 of a total 64 games.

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