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Why did the Browns release Jamie Collins?

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Asked by: Junel Bobbitt

Why did the Lions release Jamie Collins?

Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell said the team would explore a possible trade of linebacker Jamie Collins, but whatever offers might’ve come, they apparently weren’t appealing enough. The Lions released Collins Tuesday, per the team.

Why is Jamie Collins being traded?

The reason why the Lions have decided to cut bait with Collins, per coach Dan Campbell, is to give more playing time to younger players like fourth-round pick Derrick Barnes, who had four tackles in Week 3. Collins entered the league as a second-round draft choice of the New England Patriots back in 2013.

Where did Jamie Collins go?

He spent two-and-a-half years with the Browns but was released in 2019, paving the way for a return to New England. Following a successful one-year stint with the Patriots, Collins left again: this time, he joined the Detroit Lions on a three-year free agency deal but early in his second season was cut again.

How much does Jamie Collins make?

The New England Patriots did not need to carve out much salary cap space to bring back Jamie Collins. The new contract the veteran linebacker signed this week was a one-year, $1.075 million deal, according to a report Sunday from the Providence Journal’s Mark Daniels.

Who did the Detroit Lions just released?

Released OLB Trey Flowers. Re-signed C Evan Brown and WR Kalif Raymond. Re-signed DE Charles Harris to a two-year contract.

How much are the Patriots paying Jamie Collins?

Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins is earning the veteran’s minimum on his one-year Patriots deal, according to Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal (Twitter link). It’s a one-year, $1.075MM pact, though the Pats are only paying him the prorated portion of $836K.

How much is Jamie Collins contract?

$30 million

The Lions signed Collins to a three-year, $30 million deal in 2020, back when they were run by fellow Patriots alumni Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn, but were apparently unsatisfied with the 31-year-old’s play through the first two games of the season.

Who was 58 on the Patriots?


Player # HT
Anfernee Jennings 58 6-3
Jack Jones 53 5-11
Jonathan Jones 31 5-10
Marcus Jones 52 5-8