Cornerback Justin Coleman is remaining with the Seattle Seahawks after signing his restricted free agent tender with the club.
Coleman was a breakout performer for the Seahawks in 2017 after being acquired from New England in exchange for a seventh-round pick just before the start of the season. Coleman signed a second-round tender on Wednesday that is expected to pay him $2.9 million for the 2018 season. Coleman could have signed an offer sheet with another team but Seattle would have the option to match. With the departure of Richard Sherman and Seattle not expected to bring back Jeremy Lane Eric Sogard Milwaukee Brewers Jersey , Coleman could have an even more prominent role in 2018.
Coleman became Seattle’s primary nickel cornerback, a role that has grown in importance. He finished last season with 35 tackles, nine passes defensed and two interceptions, both of which he returned for touchdowns.
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said he has repaid a Minnesota electric utility $37,000 for tickets the company provided him and his wife for Sunday’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis.
The Republican governor on Wednesday said he reimbursed Xcel Energy ”to eliminate even the perception of any conflict.”
Burgum and first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum watched the game from a suite provided by Xcel, which serves more than 90 http://www.patriotsauthorizedshop.com/authentic-trent-brown-jersey ,000 customers in Grand Forks, Fargo and Minot. He said before going that he planned to use the opportunity to talk with Xcel officials about their service and infrastructure in North Dakota.
The trip drew criticism even from within his own party.
”We can’t be doing that,” GOP Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner said. ”I don’t think the governor was influenced in any way but we as state officials just need to use good judgment.”
Earlier Wednesday, his office said that an ethics policy was being written for the governor and his staff. But it was in progress before the governor was criticized over the Super Bowl, according to Burgum spokesman Mike Nowatzki.
”We don’t have a timeline” for when it will be done, Nowatzki said.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton paid more than $6,000 for his own ticket to the Super Bowl.
Democratic House Minority Leader Corey Mock of Grand Forks said if anyone could make the case for getting a free ticket to the game it would have been Minnesota’s governor. Burgum, a wealthy Brian O'Neill Color Rush Jersey , former software executive, could afford his own, Mock said.
”That way, no one would question why you get to go to the biggest football game of the season at no cost,” he said.
During his campaign for governor, Burgum often talked about ”reinventing government Jonathan Allen Color Rush Jersey ,” shaking up the ”good old boy” party establishment and reining in ”runaway spending” as the state’s oil boom was fading.