DT Colin Cole picks Seahawks over returning to Packers


One of the Green Bay Packers’ big offseason priorities was re-signing DT Colin Cole. But early Sunday morning, Cole wound up signing a five-year, $21 million contract that includes $5 million guaranteed with the Seattle Seahawks. Now Cole will follow the same path that former Packers coach Mike Holmgren once did.

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With Cole out of the picture, Green Bay has stepped up its efforts to sign Dallas Cowboys free-agent DE Chris Canty, who is deciding between the Packers and New York Giants. Canty is expected to make his decision shortly, but Cole already has. He opted for Seattle over Green Bay.