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 Superbowl, Quinn stated that e 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."
Collins (suspension) is expected to play in the preseason, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
This news comes one day after learning of Collins' 10-game ban for PEDs. The preseason exposure could be good for the 24-year-old, but he'll still likely have close to no impact from a defensive standpoint this season, given his suspension.
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.
Collins missed last week's game due to his knee issue but he was able to practice in full this week and will jump back in with the starting unit.
Collins (knee) is expected to suit up for Saturday's game at Carolina, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Collins appears as if he'll miss just one game as a result of a knee injury stemming from Week 14, as evidenced by Wednesday's limited showing and a full practice Thursday. The 6-foot-1 cornerback's length will be key in keeping the Panthers' big-bodied receivers at bay Saturday.
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|9||11/5/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
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