The New Orleans Saints have added their first big-name free agent of 2018.

The team agreed to terms on a three-year deal with veteran safety Kurt Coleman late Friday night, one night after Coleman had dinner with Saints officials in Indianapolis during the NFL Scouting Combine.

Coleman, 29, spent the past three years with the Carolina Panthers, but they released him Monday to free salary cap space.

Coleman will compete for a starting job with young safeties Vonn Bell and Marcus Williams, but the Saints frequently play three-safety sets, which means all three could have significant roles in 2018.