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Justin Coleman, Miami Dolphins, Agree to Contract
Justin Coleman was born on March 27th, 1993, in Columbus, Georgia. Coleman went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Minnesota Vikings signed Coleman to a three-year contract worth $1.59 million. The Vikings waived Coleman on August 30th, who was then claimed by the New England Patriots on September 4th. Coleman was released by the Patriots the next day. The Seattle Seahawks signed Coleman to their practice squad on September 6th. Coleman was signed by the Patriots three days later.
Coleman signed the Patriots tendered offer sheet on March 7th, 2016 of one-year, $525,000. One year later, Coleman again signed the Patriots tendered offer of one-year, $615,000. The Seahawks acquired Coleman by trading a 2018 seventh-round selection to the Patriots. The Seahawks placed a second-round restriction on Coleman on March 12, 2018. Coleman signed with the Lions on March 14th, 2019 for four years worth $36 million. Coleman was released by the Lions on March 11th, 2021.
During the 2020-21 season in 11 games, Coleman completed 22 solo and eight assisted tackles with one pass defended. The Tigers placed Coleman on the COVID-19 list on July 30th. Coleman suffered a hamstring injury in a Week 1 loss against the Chicago Bears.
During the 2019-20 season in 16 games, Coleman completed 47 solo and seven assisted tackles with one quarterback hit. Additionally, Coleman completed one interception for 55 yards, defended 13 passes, forced one fumble, and recovered a fumble. During the 2018-19 season in 16 games, Coleman completed 41 solo and 14 assisted tackles with one quarterback hit. Additionally, Coleman completed one interception, one forced fumble, two fumble returns for 29 yards, and defended 10 passes. In one playoff game, Coleman completed five solo tackles and one assisted tackle. The Seahawks would lose to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Wildcard Playoffs 24-22.