The New Orleans Saints are considering the release of Brandon Coleman, who has not impressed in training camp, according to the NFL rumors on Sunday.
The wide receiver is not assured of a roster spot in New Orleans, as ESPN.com’s Mike Triplett claims. Head coach, Sean Payton was not convinced that Coleman is good enough to make the team, as he stated in a recent interview.
“I thought it was just OK. And honestly, it’s been kind of pedestrian from him throughout the camp,” Payton stated in the ESPN article.
“There’s certain things you see and you see and you see and you see, and then all of a sudden they reveal themselves in a game. And you know what, I’m not surprised. And I think he can be better, and I know I’ve seen better.”
Along with Coleman, who will enter his second year in the NFL, another player in danger of losing a roster spot with the Saint is running back/kick returner Marcus Murphy.
Payton frankly said that he was disappointed with Murphy’s performance and that they have to “find another returner”. He also said that rookie Tommylee Lewis will get a chance of making a team if Murphy continues to disappoint.
On Coleman, the Saints head coach said that the WR “have to pick it up” and “compete”.
Coleman played 16 games for the Saints in his rookie year logging in 454 receiving yards on 30 catches with two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Murphy was on the roster but was not used in his rookie year in New Orleans.
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