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Jamie Collins | Linebacker

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 250
College: Southern Miss
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Patriots LB Jamie Collins (illness) has been ruled out for Week 11.
Collins hasn't practiced since Week 8. He's still trying to get back into playing shape after losing a significant amount of weight. Jonathan Freeny will continue to start until Collins returns. Nov 21 - 4:14 PM

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Patriots LB Jamie Collins (illness) did not practice Saturday.

He has not practiced since coming down with a virus three weeks ago. Collins is reportedly over the illness, but he faces a tough road back after reportedly losing a significant amount of weight. It remains unclear when Collins will be able to play again.
Nov 21 - 1:05 PM

Patriots LB Jamie Collins (illness) wasn't at Friday's walkthrough.

He hasn't practiced since coming down with a virus two weeks ago. Though the symptoms have passed, Collins lost a significant amount of weight during his illness and is still getting his strength back up. He's a long shot for Monday night against Buffalo.
Nov 20 - 1:00 PM

Patriots LB Jamie Collins (illness) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Collins lost a lot of weight during his two-week illness and still isn't ready to resume practicing. Expect Jonathan Freeny to draw another start at weak side linebacker Monday against Buffalo.
Nov 19 - 4:16 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Patriots LB Jamie Collins is "over" the illness that sidelined him Weeks 9 and 10.

That still doesn't mean Collins is going to play Monday night against the Bills. RapSheet reports Collins lost a lot of weight and strength with a "very" severe virus that made it difficult for Collins to keep his food down.
Nov 18 - 3:15 PM

Patriots declared LB Jamie Collins, S Tavon Wilson, DE Trey Flowers, LT Sebastian Vollmer, RT Marcus Cannon, RG Tre Jackson, and WR Keshawn Martin inactive for Week 10 against the Giants.

New England is really banged up on the offensive line. Collins has an illness.
Nov 15 - 3:05 PM

Patriots LB Jamie Collins (illness) is out for Week 10 against the Giants.

Collins has been dealing with an illness since last week and hasn't been practicing. Dont'a Hightower will man the weak side Sunday with Jonathon Freeny on the strong side.
Nov 13 - 4:27 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Patriots LB Jamie Collins is "very weak" and "hasn't been able to eat" while battling a virus.

Collins missed last week after being added to the injury report on Saturday. Based on this report, he is unlikely to return this week. Jonathan Freeny started and played almost every snap with Collins sidelined.
Nov 12 - 12:48 PM

Patriots OLB Jamie Collins (illness) is inactive for Week 9 against the Redskins.

Collins is a big reason the Patriots have stifled tight ends this season, and his absence is an upgrade for Jordan Reed. Reed is a solid TE1 in what could be a high-volume day for the Washington passing game. New England also declared OG Tre' Jackson, OT Marcus Cannon, DE Jabaal Sheard, WR Keshawn Martin, RB James White, and DE Trey Flowers inactive for Week 9.
Nov 8 - 11:36 AM

Patriots OLB Jamie Collins (illness) is questionable for Week 9 against Washington.

Collins is a late addition to the injury report. He should be fine, but will be worth monitoring Sunday. Collins is PFF's No. 8 overall outside linebacker.
Nov 7 - 4:20 PM

The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe labels Patriots ILB Jamie Collins the "budding star" of New England's defense.

The offseason gives us a chance to point these things out. After ILB Jerod Mayo landed on I.R. in Week 6, Collins and Dont'a Hightower were rooted into the defense as every-down players. Collins graded out as PFF's No. 3 overall inside 'backer, while Hightower was No. 2. While it seems New England is on the older side as a team, they were actually the youngest team to win a Super Bowl. With Collins, Hightower, edge rusher Chandler Jones, DT Dominique Easley, and FS Devin McCourty, there's a strong defensive nucleus in place.
Feb 6 - 12:06 PM

Patriots WLB Jamie Collins (thigh) has been downgraded to out for Week 2.

Collins was injured during Friday's practice and won't play this week. The Patriots will likely go with a rotation on the weak-side to replace him.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 09:05:00 PM

Patriots WLB Jamie Collins (questionable) missed practice Friday with a thigh injury.

The Patriots have depth at linebacker, but Collins is easily their most athletic option. If Collins cannot go, Dont'a Hightower would likely shift back to inside linebacker, and the Patriots would use a rotation on the outside.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10:58:00 AM

The Boston Herald pegs Patriots second-year OLB/DE Jamie Collins as a "big-time breakout candidate."

Collins, the 52nd pick last year, played sparingly as a rookie before participating on 98 percent of the defensive snaps in the playoffs and having a breakout game against the Colts in the Divisional Round. Collins can play any of the linebacker spots and rush the passer as an end. He'll get after the quarterback and cover running backs and tight ends. Collins is going to be an every-down player.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 09:24:00 AM

Patriots OLB/DE Jamie Collins is expected to be a Week 1 starter in 2014.

Collins, a 2013 second-round pick, is projected as a starter along with Jerod Mayo and Dont'a Hightower. It's an impressive unit. Collins didn't get much playing time early in his rookie season, but played on 139-of-142 snaps (97.8 percent) in the playoffs. He racked up 13 tackles, one sack, one interception and two pass breakups in the two games.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 11:55:00 AM

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