Coleman's comeback ends with release

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

So much for the comeback attempt by defensive tackle Rod Coleman in New Orleans. It's over before it ever really got going. The Saints just announced they released Coleman as they trimmed their roster to 75 players.

It was an admirable attempt by Coleman, who spent last year out of football and thought he had something left in the tank. And it was nice of defensive line coach Bill Johnson, who was with Coleman in Atlanta, to clear the way for another try.

If Coleman had anything left, it would have been a win-win situation for the player and the team. But Coleman never was able to flash the form that once made him a Pro Bowler. The Saints would have been thrilled if he did, but they weren't counting on a lot from Coleman and have plenty of alternatives on the defensive line.

The Saints also waived cornerback Greg Fassitt and receiver D'Juan Woods.