Justin Coleman signs free agent tender with Seahawks
Justin Coleman has signed his restricted free agent tender with Seattle, keeping him in a Seahawks uniform for 2018 on a one-year deal worth $2.914 million
The 24-year-old nickel corner, acquired in a deal with Patriots prior to the start of the 2017 season, was one of two restricted free agents tendered by Seattle. The other was defensive end Dion Jordan, who was given a first-round tender worth only $1.9 million since Jordan was originally a first-round pick.
The deadline for players to sign an offer sheet is April 20.
Coleman effectively became a starter after Jeremy Lane suffered an injury in week four of the regular season. In that game, Coleman had a pick-six in a prime-time rout of the Indianapolis Colts. He also had a critical pick-six against the Cowboys on Christmas Eve, the second interception of his career.
After being traded from New England in exchange for a seventh-round pick, Coleman appeared in all 16 games and officially started five, recording nine total passes defensed. A speedy defender, Coleman also had 1.5 sacks and three QB hits. By the end of the season he was one of the better slot defenders in the league, according to Bleacher Report's top 100 rankings.
Seattle chose not to tender running back Mike Davis, however he eventually re-signed on a one-year deal worth $1.35 million.
Jordan can negotiate with other teams,but Seattle will receive first-round compensation if Jordan signs elsewhere. Per the league's Collective Bargaining Agreement, the cost of a first-round tender is a one-year salary of $4.149 million, however because Jordan was a first-round pick in 2013, he receives the original-round tender.
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