Washington placed Collins (Achilles) on injured reserve Tuesday.
This move was just a matter of time, as Collins underwent season-ending surgery to repair his torn left Achilles on Monday. This is a significant loss for a Washington defense that has been a bright spot of an otherwise turbulent season. Collins was on pace for a third consecutive season with 100-plus tackles, and he added two sacks, a pass breakup and an interception through the first seven games. He's in the second season of a six-year, $84 million contract, and it would cost Washington $13.8 million in dead cap space if the Football Team released him this offseason. Kamren Curl is expected to start at strong safety moving forward.
Collins underwent season-ending surgery Monday after an MRI confirmed he tore his left Achilles' tendon in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Cowboys, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Before sustaining the significant injury in the second quarter of the victory, Collins compiled 41 tackles (24 solo), two sacks, an interception and a forced fumble over Washington's first seven games. The team is expected to provide a post-surgery update on Collins in the coming days, but given the nature of his injury, he may not be ready to go for the start of the 2021 campaign. Collins, who is in the midst of the second season of a six-year, $84 million contract, would cost Washington $13.8 million in dead cap space if the Football Team releases him this offseason.
Collins likely tore his Achilles during Sunday's win over Dallas, and he'll have an MRI on Monday to confirm the diagnosis, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Collins apparently texted Josina Anderson of ESPN saying that he felt his Achilles "pop" and will be heading for surgery. There's still no confirmation from the team about the nature of his injury, but Collins will be shut down for the rest of the season once the diagnosis is confirmed. The 26-year-old safety was on pace for yet another season with more than 100 tackles, as he's consistently among the top performers in IDP fantasy settings. Kamren Curl and Troy Apke will take on expanded roles moving forward.
Collins will miss the remainder of Sunday's game against the Cowboys due to an ankle injury, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Collins was forced to exit in the second quarter of the game, and the fact that he was immediately ruled out certainly isn't a good sign. Kamren Curl is expected to take over at strong safety as long as Collins is sidelined. Expect the team to update the Alabama product's status in the coming days.
Collins made 10 tackles -- 1.5 for a loss -- in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Rams.
Collins secured his first double-digit tackling performance of the season, and he now has 32 stops through five games. The 26-year-old safety is on track to reach the 100-tackle threshold for the fifth time in his six-year NFL career, so he should continue to be a viable IDP option. However, his fantasy ceiling still appears a bit capped, considering he already has three games this season with five or fewer stops.
Collins (shoulder) finished 2019 with 117 tackles (78 solo), one sack, two forced fumbles and four passes defended in 15 games.
It's debatable whether Collins lived up to his six-year, $84 million contract, but he at least provided a level of reliability to a secondary plagued by injuries and disappointing play. The former Giant finished third among the league's defensive backs in tackles, and he played every snap on defense prior to missing Week 17 with a shoulder injury. On the other hand, Collins failed to pick off a pass for a second straight season, and he landed 40th out of 93 qualified safeties in PFF's grading. He'll celebrate his 26th birthday in January and he'll be working with a new coaching staff -- including head coach Ron Rivera and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio -- when he returns for the offseason program in April. There hasn't been any report of Collins needing surgery on his injured shoulder.
Collins (shoulder) is ruled out for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cowboys, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Collins recorded 117 tackles (78 solo), one sack, four defended passes and two forced fumbles across 15 contests in 2019. In his stead, expect Maurice Smith to play an expanded role in Washington's secondary Week 17.
Collins (shoulder) did not practice Thursday.
Collins has missed back-to-back practices due to a shoulder injury. If he's unable to suit up Week 17 against the Cowboys, Troy Apke (knee) and Maurice Smith will be candidates to play increased roles in Washington's secondary.
Collins (shoulder) was a non-participant on Wednesday's practice estimation, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Collins appears to have picked up a shoulder injury during Week 16's loss to the Giants. His status in practice will bear monitoring over the course of the week.
Collins generated six tackles, one pass breakup and one forced fumble during Sunday's overtime loss to the Giants.
Collins seemingly hasn't made the kind of impact the Redskins were probably hoping to get out of the expensive offseason addition. The sentiment around the situation perhaps only got harsher during the second loss of the year to a Giants team that now seems wise to have let Collins sign an $84 million contract elsewhere. Not only was the strong safety unable to help much in containing running back Saquon Barkley -- who registered 279 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns in this one, including a 67-yard touchdown run -- but Collins also let Daniel Jones rack up a new career high with five touchdowns passes. Perhaps his relatively weak supporting cast isn't allowing him to play at his best, but Collins has been much more of a fantasy asset than a real-life asset this season. At least he has a chance to set a new career high in tackles this weekend if he can notch at least nine during this weekend's finale against the Cowboys.
Collins was credited with six tackles (four solo), a pass breakup and a forced fumble in Sunday's 41-35 loss to the Giants.
Despite heading into the matchup wearing the questionable tag due to an Achilles injury, Collins logged his biggest tackle effort in the last three weeks, together with just his second forced fumble and fourth pass breakup of the season. He needs just nine tackles against the Cowboys in Week 17 to pass his career high of 125.
Collins (Achilles) will play in Sunday's game versus the Giants.
Collins was in danger of missing time after he missed the first two practices of the week but he logged a full workload Friday. The 25-year-old hasn't missed a snap all season and is expected to continue his usual role now that he's officially healthy.
Collins (Achilles) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Giants.
Collins didn't partake in the first two practices of the week, but he worked as a full participant Friday and appears on track to face New York. The 25-year-old hasn't missed a snap this season, and he should be able to attempt to continue that streak Sunday.
Coach Bill Callahan said Thursday that Collins (Achilles) has a good shot to suit up against the Giants on Sunday, Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official site reports.
Collins is receiving a precautionary rest day Thursday, so he'll likely be listed as a non-participant in practice. Callahan's exact words were that Collins "shouldn't be an issue" for Week 16, according to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington. The 25-year-old hasn't yet missed a snap this season, and if he's able to upgrade to a full practice Friday, it'll alleviate any worries about his availability.
Collins has an Achilles injury and didn't participate at practice Wednesday.
Collins played every defensive snap during Sunday's loss to the Eagles and had five total tackles, so it's unclear when he actually sustained the injury. The 25-year-old hasn't missed a snap this season, so his practice participation the next couple days could have a major impact on the Redskins' defensive outlook for Week 16.
Collins logged five tackles (three solo) in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
That's three games of five or fewer tackles in his last five. The fifth-year vet will need to pick up the pace in the season's final two weeks if he hopes to pass his career high of 125. He's currently at 111 (74 solo).
Collins registered four solo tackles in Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Packers.
The performance tied Collins' seasonal mark for fewest tackles, which he previously set in Week 7. He needs 20 more to pass his career high of 125.
Collins had 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 19-16 win over Detroit.
It's the fourth time this season Collins has reached double-digit tackles, as he's been a fairly consistent IDP contributor in 2019. The 25-year-old has 93 tackles (64 solo), two passes defensed, one sack and one forced fumble through 11 games.
Collins had nine tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Bills.
Minus a four-tackle performance against the 49ers in Week 7, Collins has been a dependable IDP contributor in 2019 with at least seven tackles in each contest. The 25-year-old ranks fourth in the NFL with 78 tackles (52 solo), and he also has one sack and one forced fumble this season.
Collins had 11 tackles (six solo) in Thursday's 19-9 loss to the Vikings.
It's the third time this season Collins has recorded double-digit tackles as he continues to lead the team in the category. The 25-year-old has 70 tackles (47 solo), one sack and one forced fumble at the midway point of the season.
|Sun 09/13||vs PHI||W 27-17||4||1||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/20||@ ARI||L 15-30||5||0||5||1||1||1||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ CLE||L 20-34||2||2||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs BAL||L 17-31||4||4||8||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/11||vs LAR||L 10-30||4||6||10||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||@ NYG||L 19-20||3||2||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||vs DAL||W 25-3||2||2||4||1||0||0||1||0|
|Career Defensive Stats|