After taking the weekend to mull the contract, former Cowboys defensive end Kenyon Coleman has signed with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source. Coleman agreed to terms on a one-year deal on Friday, but Coleman was given the weekend to think it over.

Coleman (6-5, 298) is familiar with new Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, having played for him in Dallas and in Cleveland. He was a 15-game starter for the Cowboys in 2011 and appeared in seven games with five starts last season.

The 33-year-old Coleman is viewed as a 3-4 defensive end who's a better run stuffer than pass rusher. In his 11 seasons, Coleman has registered 268 tackles but only 13 ½ sacks.

A former fifth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2002, Coleman's best season came with the Browns in 2010 when he had 50 tackles and 2 ½ sacks.

It's the fourth free-agent acquisition from another team this offseason for the Saints after lining up deals with cornerback Keenan Lewis, tight end Benjamin Watson and linebacker Victor Butler.