Coleman left practice Tuesday and Payton says he tore a pectoral muscle, which also requires season-ending surgery. Coleman was entering his 12th season after spending the past two with new Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in Dallas.
The 6-foot-5, 293-pound Coleman has spent the last two seasons as a starting defensive end in Dallas' 3-4 alignment. He will rejoin new Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who held the same position with the Cowboys during Coleman's time in Dallas.
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