Collins (back) is listed as active Sunday's AFC title game against the Broncos. It remains to be seen how close to 100 percent Collins will be, but the Pro Bowler -- who recorded a fantasy-friendly 89 tackles, 5.5 sacks and five forced fumbles in 12 contests for the Patriots this past season -- will give it a go on Sunday, which represents a big boost to the team's chances of containing Denver's offense this week.
Collins (oblique) will be a go for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Boston Herald Sports reports. Given the stakes of a playoff game, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that Collins will give it a go. It's unclear how healthy he will be be for the contest, so it's possible the Patriots will limit his snaps for the contest to avoid a setback. Collins officially remains questionable for the contest, but there's no reason to believe that he won't suit up for Sunday's contest.
Collins (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC title game against the Broncos, WEEI.com reports. Of the 16 players listed as questionable on the Patriots' robust injury report this week, Collins is one key player whose availability for the contest actually appears murky. Official confirmation of his status is thus slated to come to light upon the release of the Patriots' inactives in advance of Sunday's 3:05 ET kickoff.
Collins (back) was listed as a limited practice participant during Wednesday's walk-through session, the Boston Herald reports. As was DE Chandler Jones, but the presence of the duo during Wednesday's session is viewed by the Patriots' official site as a positive indicator that they are both "at least part of the game plan" for Sunday's AFC Championship game at Denver.
Collins was forced out of Saturday's playoff win over the Chiefs in the third quarter due to a back injury, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Collins was one of three key New England defenders to not finish the game, with fellow LB Jerod Mayo (shoulder) and DE Chandler Jones (possible knee issue) also being forced out of the contest. As a result, look for the trio's practice participation this coming week to be impacted in advance of next weekend's AFC Championship Game.