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Alex Collins | Running Back | #34

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/26/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 5 (171) / SEA
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Ravens signed Alex Collins to a one-year contract.
Collins was an exclusive rights free agent, so his only options were to sign the tender or sit out the season. Coming off a breakout campaign, Collins heads into the offseason program as the favorite for touches in a crowded backfield. Baltimore also re-signed WR Quincy Adeboyejo, TE Vince Mayle, OL Matt Skura, OL Maurquice Shakir, ILB Patrick Onwuasor, and CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Apr 17 - 9:12 AM

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Ravens tendered ERFA RB Alex Collins.

Baltimore also tendered CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, TE Vince Mayle, LB Patrick Onwuasor and OG Maurquice Shakir. Collins enjoyed a breakout season in 2017, rumbling to 973 rushing yards and six touchdowns after beginning the year on Baltimore's practice squad. He'll face competition from Kenneth Dixon, but Collins should open next year as Baltimore's lead back.
Mar 13 - 4:31 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh did not commit to Alex Collins as his lead back moving forward.

Harbaugh did say Collins "has proven the fact that he can be a very good back in this league," but he also said the team will look to "upgrade everything" before mentioning 2016 fourth-rounder Kenneth Dixon, who missed the season with a knee injury. Danny Woodhead and Buck Allen are also still under contract. All of that congestion makes it difficult to peg how much work Collins will see moving forward, but his 212/973/6 performance on the ground this season should at least earn him the first crack at the early-down role.
Source: ESPN
Jan 9 - 9:40 AM

Alex Collins had 20 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 18 yards in Week 17 against the Bengals.

Collins had a breakout year for the Ravens, rushing for 973 yards and six touchdowns in just 12 starts. The Ravens nearly rode him to the playoffs, but couldn't hold off a late rally from the Bengals. As an exclusive rights free agent, Collins will return next season and has a decent chance to remain Baltimore's primary early-down back. The presence of Danny Woodhead and Buck Allen will limit Collins to a two-down role.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:17:00 PM

Alex Collins rushed 18 times for 51 yards in the Ravens' Week 16 win over the Colts.

He added three catches for 15 additional yards. Collins has been held to just 70 yards on 30 carries (2.30 YPC) over his past two games, but is still averaging 4.66 yards per carry on the year. He needs 105 yards on the ground in Week 17 against the Bengals to reach 1,000 for the season.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 07:41:00 PM

Alex Collins rushed 12 times for 19 yards with five receptions for 33 yards on eight targets in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Browns.

Entering the day third in the league in yards per carry (5.1) among running backs, Collins found no room to operate on Sunday as his longest run on the day was just six yards. Collins had a shot to reach the end zone on the day, but was stoned on back to back goal line carries in the second quarter. Collins will look to have a much better game next week against a hapless Colts defense at home in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:26:00 PM

Alex Collins had 18 carries for 120 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the Steelers.

He added two catches for 46 yards. Collins continued to stay hot as Baltimore's feature back. He broke multiple tackles and scored on an 18-yard run inside the final two minutes of the first half for his touchdown. He could have had another TD, but was vultured by Buck Allen twice in the red-zone. Collins now has five touchdowns in his last four games. He'll be an RB2 for a Week 15 matchup with Cleveland.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 12:19:00 AM

Alex Collins (migraines) wasn't listed on the Ravens' injury report for Wednesday's practice.

Collins complained of migraines after Sunday's win over Detroit but it seems like he has the issue under control. He's been on a roll for Baltimore, averaging 75.3 yards from scrimmage with four touchdowns over his last three games. He'll remain a solid RB2 for Sunday night's matchup with Pittsburgh.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 06:10:00 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh expressed concern Monday with migraines Alex Collins dealt with following Sunday's Week 13 win over the Lions.

"I can tell you this, migraines are very real," Harbaugh said. "They're tough." It is unclear whether Collins' migraines will affect his availability for Week 14 against the Steelers. Collins has logged 17 or more touches in three straight games and four out of his last five. If he can't play, we would likely see a three-way RBBC involving Buck Allen, Danny Woodhead, and Terrance West.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 05:12:00 PM

Alex Collins rushed 15 times for 75 yards and two touchdowns with two receptions for 23 yards in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Lions.

Collins battled through a first half shoulder injury to take over in the second half. Both of his touchdowns came in the fourth quarter, rushing for a 7-yard score to put the Ravens up 27-13 and then adding a 6-yard score to ice the victory after an interception. This was the third straight game that Collins registered a touchdown on the ground, becoming the first Baltimore player to accomplish that since Willis McGahee in 2010. Collins is getting hot at the right time for fantasy owners, but will face a stiff Steelers run defense on the road in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:36:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms Alex Collins (questionable, calf) will play Week 13 against the Lions.

Collins got a rest day on Wednesday coming off the Monday night game but was a full participant at practice the rest of the week. His status for Week 13 was never in doubt. Collins has scored a touchdown in back-to-back games while emerging as Baltimore's lead back. He'll be an RB2 against the Lions.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 08:01:00 AM

Alex Collins (questionable, calf) is expected to play in Week 13 against Detroit.

Collins practiced the last two days after sitting out Wednesday. The Ravens were managing his reps coming off a Monday night win. Even at less than 100 percent, Collins is an RB2 for Week 13.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 03:55:00 PM

Alex Collins (calf) returned to practice on Thursday.

Collins got the day off Wednesday coming off the Monday night game. He didn't show any sign of injury upon his return Thursday and should play his usual role as the Ravens' lead ball-carrier Sunday against the Lions. Collins has scored a touchdown in back-to-back weeks and should be considered an RB2 until further notice.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 02:58:00 PM

Alex Collins (calf) didn't practice Wednesday.

It's a surprise after Collins looked fine on 16 carries last week. It's possible the Ravens are getting him some rest coming off a Monday night game, but his Week 13 status can't be taken for granted. Terrance West and Buck Allen would likely share early-down work if Collins misses time.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 05:07:00 PM

Alex Collins rushed 16 times for 60 yards and one touchdown in the Ravens' 23-16, Week 12 win over the Texans on Monday night.

Collins' lone catch went for a loss of three yards, but he still led the team in total yards. The Ravens continue to be completely inept offensively, but the defense keeps winning them games. Buck Allen and Collins each scored rushing touchdowns in the first half, accounting for the team's only end-zone visits, while Justin Tucker kicked three field goals. Collins is getting the volume and has scored in back-to-back games, making him more palatable as an RB2/3 next week vs. Detroit.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 11:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Joe Flacco
2Lamar Jackson
3Robert Griffin III
4Josh Woodrum
RB1Alex Collins
2Buck Allen
3Kenneth Dixon
GLB1Alex Collins
2Buck Allen
3RB1Buck Allen
2Alex Collins
FB1Patrick Ricard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Willie Snead
3Breshad Perriman
4Jordan Lasley
5Tim White
WR21John Brown
2Chris Moore
3Quincy Adeboyejo
4Jaleel Scott
5DeVier Posey
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Hayden Hurst
2Nick Boyle
3Maxx Williams
4Mark Andrews
5Vince Mayle
LT1Ronnie Stanley
2Greg Senat
LG1James Hurst
2Maurquice Shakir
3Nico Siragusa
C1Matt Skura
2Bradley Bozeman
RG1Marshal Yanda
2Jermaine Eluemunor
RT1Alex Lewis
2Orlando Brown
3Andrew Donnal
K1Justin Tucker