DT Cole Agrees to Deal With Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks and free agent defensive tackle Colin Cole have agreed to a five-year, $21.4 million contract that includes $6 million in guaranteed money, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday.
The person, who requested anonymity because the deal has not yet been announced, said Cole visited the Seahawks on Friday -- the first day of NFL free agency -- and the two sides agreed to terms shortly afterward.
NFL.com reported the deal earlier Sunday.
Cole, 28, played the last five seasons for the Green Bay Packers, making eight starts and earning significant playing time in Green Bay's defensive tackle rotation.
His departure is a setback for the Packers, who struggled on defense last season but could point to Cole as one of their most consistent players.
Cole is represented by Neil Cornrich of NC Sports, who also represents Packers offensive tackle Mark Tauscher. Tauscher, who is recovering from a season-ending knee injury in December, also is a free agent and is expected to be pursued by the Packers.
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