Coleman is cut by Saints|NFL

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 1, 2009

METAIRIE — Rod Coleman’s NFL comeback bid is on hold.

The 10-year veteran defensive lineman and former Vicksburg resident was among three cuts made by the New Orleans Saints on Monday as the club trimmed its roster to 75, the maximum for the final week of the preseason.

The Saints also waived cornerback Greg Fassitt and receiver D’Juan Woods, who both had been injured recently. Fassitt hurt his hamstring during Saturday’s exhibition game at Oakland, while Woods missed the last two preseason games with a neck injury.

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The 33-year-old Coleman is a former Pro Bowl defensive tackle who played with the Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons earlier in his career. He spent 2008 out of football, but signed with New Orleans in March.