Collins recorded 12 tackles (eight solo), including a sack, in Sunday's overtime win over the Ravens.
Collins has posted a sack in each of the Browns' last two games. His 12 tackles doubled his previous season high, and his overall performance played a big role in helping the Cleveland defense limit the Ravens to just nine points. Collins will look to keep his momentum going against the Chargers in Week 6.
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.
Collins tore the MCL in his right knee last November, resulting in him spending more than half the season on injured reserve. After more than six months of rehab and recovery, Collins has progressed as expected and should be a full participant in practices during the summer. Jackson also expressed a desire to have Collins compete in 11-on-11 sessions during minicamp in a couple weeks, though a decision on that front doesn't appear to have been made quite yet. Regardless, Collins shouldn't miss any substantial time heading into the 2018 season if he avoids setbacks the rest of the summer.
Collins underwent surgery two weeks ago to repair MCL damage in his right knee, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Collins, who was spotted in Cleveland's locker room Wednesday with crutches and his right leg immobilized, was placed on injured reserve about three weeks ago and won't return this season. The knee operation likely means that Collins' recovery timetable will be measured in months rather than weeks, but the Browns are hopeful that the linebacker will be back to full strength for the start of the 2018 campaign.
Collins tore his MCL in Sunday's loss to the Lions, according to Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com. He sustained the injury while intercepting opposing quarterback Matthew Stafford early in the first quarter. James Burgress is now expected to replace Collins in the starting lineup. His season will end with 31 tackles, one sack, three passes defended, one interception and a forced bumble through six games.
|7||10/21/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||43||24.0||19||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2014||New England Patriots||15||116||74.0||42||4||2||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2015||New England Patriots||12||89||51.0||38||5.5||1||51||51.0||51||0||6|
|2016||New England Patriots||7||43||31.0||12||1||2||31||15.5||18||0||3|
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|2013||New England Patriots||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||15||1||0||4||0||2||3||2||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||12||0||0||5||0||1||14||1||1|
|2016||New England Patriots||7||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|