Additionally, New England placed offensive linemen Isaiah Wynn and Mike Onwenu on the reserve / COVID-19 list, and they are in doubt for Sunday.
FOXBOROUGH – The New England Patriots and free agent linebacker Jamie Collins Sr., are working toward a deal that brings the veteran back for a third stay with the team, a source told Field Yates of ESPN.
Collins was set free by the Detroit Lions on September 28, after the team failed to find a trade partner for him.
He entered the NFL As a second-round pick for the Patriots in 2013, he was traded to the Cleveland browns in 2016, and returned to play for New england in 2019. Collins had signed a three-season agreement with the Lions as a free agent in 2020.
It is expected that Patriots Hang the backup defensive end Henry anderson on the injured reserve list to open a squad spot for Collins. Anderson suffered a chest injury in last Sunday night’s loss to the Los Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to the team.
Collins joins a group of linebackers that includes veterans Dont’a Hightower and Kyle van noy. In 2019, when they played together in New england, Collins He nicknamed them “The Boogeymen.”
CollinsThe 31-year-old should be able to contribute immediately, given his familiarity with the team’s system.
The Patriots have been dealing with injuries at linebacker positions, having lost to Raekwon McMillan for a torn ACL in the preseason, and with the starting linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley missing Sunday’s game with a shoulder problem. They called the linebacker Jahlani tavai from the practice squad in each of the past two weeks, and now Collins it can help fill the gap.
Meanwhile, the Patriots placed the starting left tackle Isaiah Wynn and the titular left guard Mike onwenu on the reservation list / COVID-19 this Tuesday. Although there is the possibility that they may participate in the Sunday visit to the Houston Texans, the team will train this week with two different players protecting the quarterback’s blind side Mac Jones.