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Former Packers DT Cole agrees to five-year deal with Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks and free-agent defensive tackle Colin Cole have agreed to terms on a five-year contract, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Age: 28

Height: 6-1  Weight: 330

College: Iowa

Experience: 4 seasons

Cole visited the Seahawks on Friday -- the first day of NFL free agency -- and the two sides agreed to terms shortly afterward. reported the deal earlier Sunday. According to NFL Network's Adam Schefter , Cole's contract is worth $21 million with $6 million guaranteed.

Cole, 28, played the last five seasons for the Green Bay Packers, making eight starts and earning significant playing time in their 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. Recovering from a season-ending knee injury in December, Tauscher also is a free agent and is expected to be pursued by the Packers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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