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Colin Cole | Defensive Lineman | #91

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/24/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 325
College: Iowa
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Panthers released DT Colin Cole.
Carolina needed Cole's roster spot to sign DE Ryan Delaire from the Redskins' practice squad. Cole, 35, started 24 games for the Panthers from 2013-2014, but received poor marks from Pro Football Focus both as a run stopper and pass rusher. He'd tumbled down to No. 5 on the defensive tackle depth chart. Wed, Sep 30, 2015 09:52:00 AM

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Panthers re-signed DT Colin Cole to a one-year contract.

According to ESPN's John Clayton, Cole will earn $1.05 million next season. Cole was a solid rotational tackle last season, finishing with 28 tackles in 420 snaps. He'll turn 35 later this offseason.
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 01:09:00 PM

Panthers re-signed DT Colin Cole to a one-year contract.

He returns as a reserve. Cole didn't play a single down in 2011-12, but turned in 316 competent snaps as a run stuffer last season. Cole turns 34 in June.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 05:58:00 PM

The Panthers are in contract talks with free agent DT Colin Cole.

Cole would return as Carolina's backup nose tackle behind Star Lotulelei. The Panthers have sophomore DT Kawann Short stationed behind Dwan Edwards.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 07:44:00 PM

Panthers DT Colin Cole was forced from Carolina's Week 16 game against the Saints with a calf injury, and is doubtful to return.

Cole limped off the field very gingerly, and is almost certainly done for the day. Cole is a starter, but a weak link along Carolina's fearsome defensive line.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 01:45:00 PM

Panthers signed DT Colin Cole.

Cole, an eight-year veteran, was last heard from in July of 2011 when he was battling ankle issues. The run-stuffing defensive tackle has 218 career tackles and 4.5 sacks. He was last with the Seahawks, starting 26 games from 2009-10. Carolina is annually in search of space eaters, so Cole -- last listed at 6-foot-2, 328 -- is worth a look. He's going on 33, but should be fresh after the 2012 layoff.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 08:07:00 AM

Seahawks NT Colin Cole revealed that he underwent surgery on his left ankle a few weeks ago.

Cole's foot is still in a boot, and he doesn't expect to be cleared by team doctors for training camp. The Seattle Times reported in mid-April that Cole was recovering from a left ankle scope after playing with the injury in December. Cole's own timetable suggests this latest procedure is a follow-up. He's a good bet to open training camp on the PUP list.
Tue, Jul 19, 2011 05:58:00 PM

Seahawks NT Colin Cole is recovering from surgery to clean out his left ankle.

Cole missed six games in November and December with a severely sprained ankle. There's no word on the extent of the procedure, though it sounds like a scope. With offseason practices up in the air, Cole should have plenty of time for rest and recuperation before training camp starts.
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 11:45:00 AM

The Seahawks have allowed 80 rushing yards per game when both NT Colin Cole (ankle) and Brandon Mebane have been in the lineup and 149 rushing yards a game when they haven't.

Luckily for the Seahawks, they're expected to get Cole back this weekend, and he'll be paired with Mebane for the first time in over two months. So while that 21st-ranked run defense might look like a pretty good matchup for Brian Westbrook and Anthony Dixon, it's certainly deceiving. Neither 49ers running back is a particularly enticing fantasy option.
Thu, Dec 9, 2010 11:19:00 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects NT Colin Cole (ankle) to return in Week 14.

Cole has missed the last six games with a severely sprained ankle, but he'll practice fully Wednesday and should suit up against the 49ers. It'll be a big boost for Seahawks' run defense, as Cole had been an integral part of the line before going down with the injury.
Tue, Dec 7, 2010 09:30:00 AM

Seahawks NT Colin Cole is out indefinitely with what coach Pete Carroll described as a "severe" ankle injury.

It sounds like a high sprain. Like Red Bryant, Cole has been one of the keys to Seattle's success in run defense. Ahmad Bradshaw's Week 9 matchup has received a shot in the arm with Cole out and Bryant on injured reserve.
Wed, Nov 3, 2010 03:20:00 PM

Seahawks DT Colin Cole (ankle) might not be able to play in Week 9.

Cole sprained his ankle in the loss to the Raiders. His injury comes at a bad time, as Red Bryant blew out his knee and Brandon Mebane may or may not be ready to return this weekend.
Wed, Nov 3, 2010 12:02:00 PM

Seahawks signed DT Colin Cole to a five-year, $21 million contract.

Cole was a productive Packers sub for the last four years, averaging 30 tackles a season with four sacks. At 6'1/330 he has the bulk to run plug, but Cole will likely be an every-down player in Seattle. He has no experience in a full-time role and turns 29 in June. The Seahawks didn't break the bank here, but they are still taking a sizable leap of faith.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Mar 1, 2009 02:30:00 PM

Free agent DT Colin Cole is in Seattle speaking with the Seahawks.

Cole will probably get overpaid, but he's a useful rotation player who can help stop the run. Seattle certainly needs some bulk up front.
Sat, Feb 28, 2009 03:18:00 PM

The Bucs are reportedly in discussions with free agent DT Colin Cole.

The 6-1, 330-pounder was expected to attract plenty of attention on the free agent market with so many teams switching to a 3-4 defense. Though the Bucs aren't going 3-4, the run-stuffer would be a good fit as an interior lineman in Jim Bates' new defense.
Sat, Feb 28, 2009 12:07:00 AM

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