Lions Signing CB Justin Coleman To Four-Year Deal Worth $36 Million

     

According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, the Detroit Lions are closing in on a deal with CB Justin Coleman that would make him the highest-paid nickelback in the NFL.  

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports the deal is four years and worth $36 million.  

Coleman, 25, wound up signing on with the Vikings as an undrafted out of Tennessee back in May of 2015. However, he was unfortunately placed on waivers at end of the preseason.

Coleman bounced around between the Patriots and Seahawks at the start of the 2015 season but later returned to New England has spent the past two years with them. The Patriots re-signed Coleman as an exclusive rights free agent last March before trading him to the Seahawks for a late-round pick at the start of the 2017 season.

Coleman re-signed with the Seahawks in 2018 as a restricted free agent under the second-round tender. 

In 2018, Coleman appeared in all 16 games for the Seahawks, recording 51 total tackles, half a sack, one interception, one forced fumble and 10 passes defensed. He was Pro Football Focus‘ No. 54-ranked cornerback out of 112 qualifying players.  

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