Detroit parted ways with the veteran defender after exploring trade options that fell through.
DETROIT – After attempting a trade for linebacker Jamie Collins Sr., the Detroit Lions they announced this Tuesday that the player has been cut.
Collins, a nine-season veteran, stopped showing up for practices prior to Week 3 as the Lions they explored options for your future. The head coach of the Lions, Dan Campbell, said last week that he met with Collins to communicate the team plans to seek a trade, but the Lions they finally couldn’t reach an agreement for him.
Collins you can sign with another team right away. You are making $ 8.8 million fully guaranteed from Detroit this year (a bonus of 5 million and his salary of 3.8 million).
Ever elected to the Pro Bowl, Collins He racked up 10 total tackles with a takedown behind the scrimmage and a fumble recovered in back-to-back losses to the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers this season.
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Campbell said last week that he felt it was “time for a reduced role” for Collins and decided to use younger players in the squad.
“I think we’ve been through two games and you do your evaluation and judgment after two games, that’s where we are,” Campbell said about Collins last Thursday. “We feel that if we are going to develop and try to improve as a team, as a unit, like everything else, it is better to do it now.
“I think this is the best for Jamie, too. He will have the opportunity to go somewhere else and do what he does, we are in a different place. “