May 21, 2024

Patriots

Collins, who performs proper sort out, spent the primary six years of his profession in Dallas earlier than signing with Cincinnati

La’el Collins and Ezekiel Elliott AP Photograph/Michael Ainsworth
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The Patriots are doing their “due diligence” on former Cowboys and Bengals offensive sort out La’el Collins, who was lower by Cincinnati this week in response to Mark Daniels of MassLive.

New England has made a few strikes to bolster the sort out spot in current weeks, buying Vederian Lowe and Tyrone Wheatley Jr. by way of trades.

Collins loved success with the Cowboys at first of his profession, signing a five-year $50 million contract extension with the franchise in 2019.

However, Collins missed the whole lot of the 2020 season with hip and groin accidents. He additionally suffered a neck stinger in a automotive crash that ESPN described as “minor” that 12 months.

In 2021, Collins served a five-game suspension for a violation of the league’s substance abuse coverage.

The Cowboys launched Collins final season, and he signed with the Bengals. He made 15 begins for Cincinnati earlier than a knee harm towards the Patriots ended his season. The Bengals positioned Collins on the PUP listing at first of this season however finally determined to maneuver on.

Collins has primarily performed proper sort out throughout his NFL profession. The Patriots began Calvin Anderson at proper sort out in Week 1. Anderson missed many of the preseason with an sickness however helped the road maintain up properly towards Philadelphia within the season opener.

The Patriots positioned offensive sort out Riley Reiff on injured reserve earlier this month. Additionally they launched offensive sort out Connor McDermott, who was positioned on injured reserve beforehand.