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Thursday Round-Up: Return Of Justin Coleman Named Seahawks' Most Underrated Offseason Move

Jake Heaps (via Brandon Gustafson) of Seattle Sports explain why Justin Coleman returning for his third stint with the Seahawks makes a big difference on defense.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Thursday, April 21 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Return Of Justin Coleman Named Seahawks' Most Underrated Offseason Move

The Seahawks have been busy since the offseason began, with franchise pillars Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner gone and a host of new faces, both on the team and on the coaching staff, ready to make their own impact.

One of those new faces is that of CB Justin Coleman — though he's been around the block a couple times before with the Seahawks. Coleman signed with the team late last month following a season in Miami. He had spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons in Seattle before signing with the Detroit Lions and playing two seasons there. While with the Seahawks, Coleman appeared in 32 games and recorded three interceptions, three fumble recoveries and three defensive touchdowns as a nickel corner.

And according to Jake Heaps of Seattle Sports' "Jake and Stacy," the Coleman signing could be one of the biggest and most underrated moves of the Seahawks' offseason. "The best nickel that they've had in a long, long time," Heaps said. "I think that when you look at Justin Coleman and what he was here in Seattle, and the absence, the void that has been there since he left, it's been huge. It's been huge."

Heaps says that Coleman will play a big role in solidifying the defense in the middle of the field, allowing the Seahawks to play more man to man. "And why are you going to do that? Because you trust Justin Coleman to be able to get that done," Heaps said. "And whereas before with Ugo Amadi, Marquise Blair being out of the lineup and obviously dealing with injury, they gave up the most slot yards out of any team in the league. So bringing Justin Coleman is going to help eliminate a lot of those yards that were given up over the middle of the field and by slot receivers."

Click here to read Gustafson’s full write-up on Heaps' comments from the "Jake and Stacy" show.

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