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Jamie Collins | Linebacker | #51

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 250
College: Southern Miss
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (52) / NE
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Browns GM Sashi Brown said the team's goal is to lock up contract-year LB Jamie Collins and WR Terrelle Pryor without using the franchise tag.
Both would be huge re-signs for a Cleveland team otherwise low on talent, but Pryor and Collins are both young premier players who would be smart to test their market values. The Browns went out of their way to help Pryor transition to wide receiver and traded a third-round pick for Collins, but it's fair to wonder if either player wants to return to a perennial loser organization. Jan 2 - 5:10 PM

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Impending free agent LB Jamie Collins says he’s open to re-signing with the Browns.

"If the money is right, then I could stay here," Collins said. "Obviously I’m not going to turn it down." The Browns traded for Collins with the intention of signing him to a multi-year deal. He could be franchised if an extension isn’t worked out.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 08:11:00 PM

Browns LB Jamie Collins is listed as a starter in his first game with the team.

Just acquired on Monday, Collins will immediately be asked to play a big role in a defense devoid of playmakers. He might play limited snaps as he learns the defense, but Collins should make an immediate impact for a defense which needs it.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 11:35:00 AM

Browns DC Ray Horton is "going to ask a lot" from LB Jamie Collins.

"We're going to see what he can handle. He can play all three levels," said Horton. Collins could have an every-down role Sunday despite being in Cleveland less than a week. It sounds like the Browns will keep Collins at strong side and move him inside in subpackages.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 08:02:00 PM

ESPN Boston theorizes the Patriots no longer viewed Jamie Collins as a three-down player.

It wasn't a theory on Sunday, as Collins played just 48-of-78 snaps, coming off the field on running downs. Collins played every snap in Weeks 1-4 before small declines in Weeks 5 and 7. He was beginning to earn a reputation for "freelancing," but continued to make plays. Coach Bill Belichick isn't big for going off script, however, and the sides appeared destined to split in free agency. Collins' trade was still stunning, and likely foolhardy, but not as out of nowhere as it seemed.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 07:21:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Browns ILB Jamie Collins is looking for more than $12 million per season on his next deal.

Luke Kuechly's $12.36 million AAV is the most among off-ball linebackers, and it sounds like Collins wants to beat that mark. Considering the Browns have a ton of cap space and will want to keep him after giving up a third-round pick, there is a decent chance he reaches that goal. Trading with the Patriots does not usually work out, but Collins has the talent to be a defensive building block for Cleveland.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 10:16:00 AM

Browns acquired LB Jamie Collins from the Patriots for a compensatory third-round pick.

The Pats seemed to solve their contract logjam by sending Chandler Jones to the Cardinals over the offseason, but they have now offloaded perhaps their best defensive player for a late third-round pick, a compensatory pick they likely would have gotten anyway if they just let Collins leave via free agency in the spring. It is a stunning move which certainly carries much more backstory than we know about right now. Collins should play inside linebacker for the Browns and is a massive upgrade over Demario Davis and Chris Kirksey. As long as the Browns are able to get him under contract, this should end up being a great trade for Cleveland. At the very least, Cleveland should tag Collins to keep him around one more year. New England now has to lock up Dont'a Hightower to a long-term deal.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 12:32:00 PM

Patriots SLB Jamie Collins (hip) is expected to sit out Sunday's Week 6 game against the Bengals.

A hip injury limited Collins at practice this week and now it looks like he'll be sitting this one out. Collins holds PFF's highest grade among 4-3 outside linebackers and been among the best run-stoppers in football this year. With Jonathan Freeny (shoulder) also sidelined, the Pats will likely turn to some combination of Elandon Roberts and Barkevious Mingo at strong side linebacker.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 08:21:00 AM

Patriots contract-year SLB Jamie Collins said extension talks will "take care of itself."

Collins missed the first day of training camp Thursday, leading some to speculate that he was staging a holdout. However, his absence was excused and Collins was back on the field for Friday's session. The Patriots have some difficult financial decisions ahead with Collins and fellow linebacker Dont'a Hightower both coming off the books next year. Pro Bowl corner Malcolm Butler is also headed for restricted free agency in 2017.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 05:55:00 PM

ESPN's Mike Reiss gets the "sense" the Patriots aren't close to signing contract-year LBs Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower to long-term extensions.

The same goes for Malcolm Butler, who can be a restricted free agent next offseason. Butler carries only a $600,000 salary, so he probably has the most incentive to strike a deal quickly. The Patriots could apply the franchise tag to either of their stud linebackers in 2017, though the $14.1 million cap hit will be tough to absorb. As it stands, the Pats have just under $10 million in cap room.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 08:34:00 AM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports there have been no new extension talks between the Patriots and contract-year SLB Jamie Collins.

The same is reportedly true of WLB Dont'a Hightower. Collins' status will probably change shortly, as the Pats traded Chandler Jones to the Cardinals on Tuesday. Sending Jones to the desert is a tacit endorsement of Collins.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 04:14:00 PM

CSN New England suggests SLB Jamie Collins could be a holdout candidate.

New England has some big decisions to make in the near future with Chandler Jones, Dont'a Hightower and Collins all coming off the books in 2017. If Collins doesn't sign an extension, he'll earn just $917,865 in 2016. That's less than Collins' backup, Jonathan Freeny. If the Pats do extend Collins, he could be looking at a deal similar to the four-year, $33.75 million pact Lions WLB DeAndre Levy signed last offseason.
Sun, Jan 31, 2016 08:49:00 AM

Patriots WLB Jamie Collins (back, questionable) is expected to play in the AFC Championship Game.

Collins was thought to be the most questionable of the many Patriots stars listed on the injury report, but he will play through the back injury he suffered in the second half of the Divisional Round win. Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe) and Dont'a Hightower (knee) are also questionable, but they should be able to play as well.
Sat, Jan 23, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Patriots WLB Jamie Collins (back) is questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Broncos.

Unlike most of the players on New England's novel-length injury report, Collins is truly questionable for Sunday's AFC title game. Collins was able to practice on a limited basis this week. We're guessing Collins will give it a go, but he won't be 100 percent. Among Patriots defensive players, Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe) and Dont'a Hightower (knee) are also listed as questionable while Jerod Mayo (shoulder) has already been ruled out.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 02:58:00 PM

Patriots WLB Jamie Collins suffered an oblique strain against the Chiefs, but he plans to play in the AFC Championship.

Collins could miss some practice time this week, but it would be surprising if he missed such an important game. Dont'a Hightower (knee), Jerod Mayo (shoulder) and Chandler Jones (leg) also have injury concerns, but Bill Belichick said we will have to wait for Wednesday's injury report for an update on their situations.
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 08:43:00 AM