Jamie Collins
Jamie Collins
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Cleveland Browns
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Collins is coming off an MCL injury that ended his 2017 season in November, but all reports indicate he should be ready for training camp. The Browns signed the athletic linebacker to a $50 million contract extension last January, so big things are expected from the 28-year-old as the leader of Cleveland's defense. Over his 14 games in a Cleveland uniform, Collins has logged 100 tackles and three sacks, a rate of production that lands him on the IDP radar, when healthy. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Browns in January of 2017.
Participates in practice
LBCleveland Browns
July 25, 2018
Collins (knee) was on the field for the Browns' training camp practice Wednesday, Andrew Gribble of the team's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Collins' availability for the start of training camp suggests he's back to full health after tearing the MCL in his right knee last November. A key cog among the defensive front seven, Collins should be one of the leaders for the unit in 2018.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Defensive Snaps:
    117
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    8
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
980
31
2016
980
31
2017
330
26
2018
117
8
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other LBs)

Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   250 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.64 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.32 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   7.10 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   33.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   42 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   139 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   19 reps
POOR
Cleveland Browns Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Collins was a dominant defensive end in college and remains a dangerous pass rusher, but Cleveland used him more like an off-ball linebacker after acquiring him from New England last year. The latter is preferable for his IDP value because tackles are much more reliable than sacks. Collins' elite athleticism was on full display upon his arrival to Cleveland, and he finished his first eight games as a Brown with 69 tackles and two sacks. With a long history of production and safety-like athleticism at 6-3, 250, Collins should remain a force this season.
Collins is one of the NFL's most versatile and explosive talents, possessing the skill set to push for All-Pro status as either an off-ball linebacker or a defensive end. His role with the Patriots is a hybrid of the two, mostly working as a traditional 4-3 OLB while occasionally terrorizing quarterbacks off the edge. A mystery illness limited Collins to 778 snaps in 12 games, yet he had a fine season all the same, and he has no issues heading into 2016. Collins' 204 tackles and 9.5 sacks in his last 1,703 snaps would project to roughly 120 tackles and six sacks over a 1,000-snap season.
Collins' strong finish to his 2013 rookie season carried into last year as one of the league's top young linebackers. Big (6-3, 250) but extremely athletic, Collins not only excels at traditional linebacker tasks, but he's also a good edge rusher. Jerod Mayo's return from a season-ending knee injury could cost him tackles, but likely not enough to downgrade him.
Collins came to New England as an edge defender, but the Patriots turned the second-round pick into an effective all-around linebacker by the end of his rookie season. Playing roughly a quarter of New England's snaps, Collins finished with 43 tackles (24 solo). With Brandon Spikes gone to Buffalo, it would seem that Collins should approach or exceed triple-digit tackles. His pass-rushing skills should get a longer look this year too, as he posted 10 sacks during his final year at Southern Mississippi. Collins' upside might be a bit limited by the presences of Jerod Mayo and Dont'a Hightower, however.
Collins is an explosive athlete who could turn into a rushing threat off the edge. He'll need some polishing though and figures to back up Jerod Mayo out of the gate, though it's possible he could also factor in on sub packages as a pass-rushing DE.
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Should be ready for camp
LBCleveland Browns
Knee - MCL
May 30, 2018
Browns head coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday that he expects Collins (knee) to be 100 percent healthy for training camp, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
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Undergoes knee surgery
LBCleveland Browns
Knee - MCL
December 6, 2017
Collins underwent surgery two weeks ago to repair MCL damage in his right knee, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
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Lands on IR
LBCleveland Browns
Knee - MCL
November 13, 2017
The Browns placed Collins (knee) on injured reserve Monday per the NFL transaction report.
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Suffers MCL sprain
LBCleveland Browns
Knee - MCL
November 12, 2017
Collins suffered a MCL sprain against the Lions on Sunday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
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Will not return Sunday
LBCleveland Browns
Knee
November 12, 2017
Collins (knee) won't return to Sunday's game against the Lions.
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