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Top L.J. Collier News

  • Seahawks' L.J. Collier: Not practicing Sunday

    Collier (elbow) was spotted with a wrap on his left elbow during Sunday's practice after suffering an injury during the Seahawks' mock game Saturday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

    Collier appeared in 10 games for Seattle in 2021, totaling eight tackles and one pass defensed. The Seahawks didn't pick up the fifth-year option on the 2019 first-round pick's contract this offseason, so his future in Seattle is uncertain.

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  • Seahawks' L.J. Collier: Has fifth-year option declined

    The Seahawks didn't pick up the fifth-year option on Collier's rookie contract Monday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

    Barring further contract negotiations, Collier will become a free agent after the 2022 season. He appeared in 10 games for Seattle in 2021, collecting eight tackles (three solo) and one pass defensed.

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  • Seahawks' L.J. Collier: Back from protocols

    Collier (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

    Collier landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Dec. 27, but he was able to make it back onto the field relatively quickly. He should return to a rotational role along Seattle's defensive line for Sunday's matchup against Detroit. Through eight games this season, Collier has recorded seven total tackles.

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  • Seahawks' L.J. Collier: Lands on COVID list

    Collier (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

    Collier is vaccinated, so he can return as soon as he provides two negative tests more than 24 hours apart. If unable to do so by Sunday, the Seahawks' defensive line depth will take a hit when they host the Lions.

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  • Seahawks' L.J. Collier: Gets minor ankle surgery

    Collier revealed in his appearance Wednesday on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" that he underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery earlier in the week.

    Collier didn't miss any games in 2020, making 16 starts in the regular season and one more in the playoffs. His total of three sacks in 27 career games is disappointing for a first-round pick, but he at least gave the Seahawks competent snaps at multiple defensive-line positions in his second pro season. Collier didn't sound too worried about the ankle scope, and he should be healthy before training camp.

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  • Seahawks' L.J. Collier: Notches first career sack

    Collier recorded three tackles and a sack in Sunday's 27-26 win over the Vikings.

    Collier has endured a shaky start to his career, as he was a first-round pick in 2019 but served as a healthy scratch on multiple occasions during his rookie year. He's carved out a more consistent role in 2020, and he's finally registered his first sack. However, Collier played just 46 percent of the snaps while rookie Alton Robinson logged a 40 percent share, and his playing time could slip further when Rasheem Green (neck) returns from IR.

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  • Seahawks' L.J. Collier: Earns starting job

    Head coach Pete Carroll said Collier will start at defensive end Sunday versus the Falcons, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

    Collier beat out Rasheem Green for the starting gig opposite Benson Mayowa, although Carroll said both defensive ends should get plenty of tread. After being selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Collier played just 155 defensive snaps over 11 games (five healthy scratches) and recorded three tackles. Carroll believes he's in better shape this year and should have an impact immediately, but the 25-year-old has minimal IDP value at this time.

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  • Seahawks' L.J. Collier: Disappointing rookie season

    Collier made three tackles over 11 games in the 2019 season.

    Many said Collier was a reach when the Seahawks took him 29th overall in last year's draft, and the 24-year-old didn't do much to change those opinions. He played 10 or more defensive snaps in just six games, and he was a healthy scratch for both playoff games. Of course, it's not easy to battle for playing time against Jadeveon Clowney (core) and Ezekiel Ansah (neck), but that duo missed eight games between them and Collier didn't adjust to the pro ranks quickly enough to take advantage. Ansah will likely move on and Clowney's status for 2020 is to be determined, but even if both leave Seattle, Collier will have to compete with Rasheem Green, Branden Jackson and Quinton Jefferson (foot) for reps next year. The Seahawks will likely address their pass rush in free agency and the draft, too.

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  • Seahawks' L.J. Collier: Ready for debut

    Collier (coach's decision) will be active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

    Collier has been inactive for the first three games of his NFL career as a healthy scratch. However, coach Pete Carroll now appears comfortable enough to give him the green light. The rookie will provide depth at defensive end and presumably help contribute on special teams.

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  • Seahawks' L.J. Collier: Remains healthy scratch

    Collier (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 3 tilt against the Saints.

    The 2019 first-round pick will have to wait at least another week to make his NFL debut. Collier had previously dealt with an ankle injury, but he'd been cleared to play ahead of the Week 2 tilt against the Steelers last Sunday.

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  • Seahawks' L.J. Collier: May be healthy scratch

    Coach Pete Carroll said Collier (ankle) has been cleared to play but may be inactive for Sunday's game versus the Steelers, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

    Carroll tends to hold his cards close to the chest when it comes to injuries and who's going to play, and he continues to do it on the defensive line where DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is questionable and DT Poona Ford (calf) is doubtful. He also stated that he wanted to see what rotations would be necessary Sunday. Reading between the lines, the Seahawks only have two healthy defensive tackles -- Al Woods and Bryan Mone -- if Ford can't play, so they'll likely need a defensive end to bump inside. If that happens, Collier's depth will be necessary at defensive end. It's nearly impossible to tell what Carroll has planned, but it seems unlikely he keeps the team's first-round pick out of the defense altogether.

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  • Seahawks' L.J. Collier: Practices fully Thursday

    Collier (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

    Collier's full participation Thursday is a step in the right direction, as he was limited in Wednesday's practice. The 24-year-old has been nursing an ankle injury since the start of training camp, but he seems to be on track to suit up Sunday against Pittsburgh.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 291 lbs
Birthplace: Munday, TX
Age: 26
School: TCU
Experience: 4