Kurt Coleman signing with Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kurt Coleman, the former Philadelphia Eagles safety who was offered a contract by the Minnesota Vikings after his visit last week, has decided to sign with the team, according to a league source.

Coleman visited the Vikings last Wednesday and Thursday, but left town without signing a deal and had decided to consider his options. He had met with several other teams before coming to visit the Vikings, but in the end, he decided to circle back and come to an agreement.

He started 27 games between 2011 and 2012 for the Eagles before losing his starting job last season. In all likelihood, Coleman will join the team as a special teams contributor and a backup at both safety positions. Jamarca Sanford and Andrew Sendejo figure to be competing for playing time at one spot, and that spot might also represent Coleman's best chance to push for playing time, considering how solid Harrison Smith has looked when he's been healthy in his first two seasons.