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Top Jalen Collins News

  • Jalen Collins: Drops to waivers

    The Colts waived Collins on Tuesday.

    Collins was elevated to the 53-man roster Saturday but was quickly subjected to waivers since the Colts signed Geneo Grissom to shore up the defensive line. If Collins clears waivers, he'll likely return to the Colts' practice squad.

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  • Colts' Jalen Collins: Joins active roster

    Collins was promoted to the Colts' 53-man roster Saturday.

    Collins joined the Colts' practice squad in mid-November as he was suspended for the first 10 games of the season. The 25-year-old has been suspended four times since being drafted during the second round in 2015, and has been a free agent since being released by Atlanta late in 2017. Collins receives a chance on an NFL roster for Week 17, though he is unlikely to play a significant defensive role with a playoff berth on the line.

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  • Jalen Collins: Added to Colts' practice squad

    Collins was signed to the Colts' practice squad Thursday.

    The LSU product has played 24 games in the NFL, registering 48 tackles (45 solo) and two interceptions. Collins has already served a 10-game suspension he received in April, so he can be added to the 53-man roster at any point.

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  • Jalen Collins: Hit with another suspension

    Collins has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2018 season, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    It isn't clear why Collins is being suspended, but it's worth noting that he's already been suspended three times for violating the league's drug policy. The 2015 second-rounder is currently a free agent.

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  • Jalen Collins: Suspension concludes

    Collins was officially reinstated by the NFL on Monday after completing a four-game suspension.

    Collins opened the season on the Falcons' reserve/suspended list while he served a 10-game ban for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, only to be waived by Atlanta shortly after the suspension lapsed in November. The 24-year-old was unable to find work before receiving another four-game suspension from the league in December for an undisclosed reason. While Collins is now eligible to sign anywhere and play next season, it's unclear if teams believe he's worth the trouble.

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  • Jalen Collins: Gets four-game ban

    Collins was handed a four-game suspension from the NFL for an undisclosed violation, a source informed Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Shortly after Collins completed his 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, the Falcons parted ways with the 24-year-old cornerback, who had previously been suspended four games in 2016 for the same reason. It's unclear if this latest transgression is related to PEDs, but it at least helps explain why no teams have seriously pursued signing Collins since he was released by Atlanta. If Collins can avoid further NFL discipline during the offseason, he could end up resurfacing somewhere in the league in 2018.

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  • Jalen Collins: Waived by Atlanta

    The Falcons waived Collins (suspension) on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Collins completed his 10-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy following Monday's win over the Seahawks, but it appears the Falcons weren't eager to welcome the third-year cornerback back into the fold. The 24-year-old, a second-round pick out of LSU in 2015, flashed coverage skills in the Falcons' run to the Super Bowl last season, but off-field transgressions have hindered his development. Based on his pedigree and talent alone, it's expected that Collins will generate plenty of interest from other teams upon hitting the waiver wire.

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  • Falcons' Jalen Collins: Could be reinstated this week

    Collins is scheduled to meet with Falcons head coach Dan Quinn on Tuesday, at which point it will be determined if the team will reinstate the cornerback from his 10-game suspension, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Collins' suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy concluded following the Falcons' 34-31 win over the Seahawks on Monday. The 2015 second-round pick hasn't been able to practice with the team while he's been on suspension, so because of his time away from the field, there's no guarantee he'll be added back to the 53-man roster in advance of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. If Collins is activated, he would likely serve in a reserve role in the secondary.

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  • Falcons' Jalen Collins: To see less snaps going forward

    Head coach Dan Quinn indicated Saturday that Collins (suspension) is likely to see less time on the field during the team's next exhibition game, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

    Collins played 31 snaps on defense and four on special teams during the Falcons' preseason-opening loss to the Dolphins. He will be suspended the first 10 games of the regular season after violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy, so the Falcons likely want to get others involved who will be playing right away. Although Collins started opposite Robert Alford in February's Super Bowl, Quinn stated that he remains undecided about the 2015 second-round pick's future on the 53-man roster. The team is taking it on a "week-to-week basis."

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  • Falcons' Jalen Collins: Will play in preseason

    Collins (suspension) is expected to play during the preseason, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

    The news comes one day after Collins was handed a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy. The preseason exposure could be good for the 24-year-old, but he'll still likely have close to no impact from an IDP standpoint this season, given his lengthy suspension.

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  • Falcons' Jalen Collins: Suspended 10 games for PEDs

    Collins was suspended 10 games for violating the league's PED policy, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

    This marks Collins' second PED-related violation, as the defensive back missed the first four games of the 2016 campaign after his first offense. He'd already been demoted to the third-team defense prior to Sunday's development, so this suspension likely puts Collins in shaky standing with Falcons management.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 203 lbs
Birthplace: Kansas City, MO, USA
Age: 28
School: LSU
Experience: 3