The Seahawks elected not to sign Collins off their practice squad ahead of Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
Though Seattle is likely to be without both Chris Carson (questionable, foot) and Travis Homer (doubtful, knee/wrist/thumb) in Week 11, the team chose not to formally sign Collins, who is no longer eligible to be elevated from the practice squad without a corresponding 53-man roster move. It's a tough break for Collins, who led the Seattle backfield with 12 touches (11 carries, one reception) while scoring a touchdown in last week's loss to the Rams. Instead, the Seahawks elected to flex Bo Scarbrough from the practice squad to provide depth behind the team's two healthy backs, Carlos Hyde and DeeJay Dallas.
Collins reverted to the Seahawks' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Seattle decided to bring Collins back with a flurry of injuries affecting the RB position, and the Arkansas product delivered with 11 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-16 loss to San Francisco, adding one catch for four yards. Collins spent 2017 and 2018 in Baltimore after beginning his NFL career in Seattle, collecting 1,384 rushing yards and 14 total TDs over 25 games with the Ravens. With Chris Carson (foot) beginning the practice week as an estimated non-participant, and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) held to limited availability himself Monday, Collins could be back in the rotation for a Thursday night home game against the Cardinals.
Collins rushed 11 times for 43 yards and a touchdown and caught one of two targets for four yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Rams.
The Seahawks leaned heavily on the aerial attack Sunday, but when they decided to run it, Collins was their guy, as he handled 11 of 13 running back carries. He was quite effective, too, proving to be a more physical runner than Travis Homer or DeeJay Dallas. He may have proved enough to be kept around moving forward, but Chris Carson (foot) may be back and ready for a full workload next week against the Cardinals, leaving a minimal role for Collins.
Collins was moved to the active roster Saturday.
This follows the Seahawks ruling out both Carlos Hyde (hamstring) and Chris Carson (foot) ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams. Collins saw 13 offensive snaps with the team in a similar bind at running back in Week 9 and accumulated just five yards on two carries. Expect a similar type of workload with Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas doing the majority of the heavy lifting.
The Seahawks elevated Collins to the active roster Saturday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Collins joined the Seahawks' practice squad Wednesday, but coach Pete Carroll said that he'd feel "very comfortable" with Collins having a role in Sunday's game against the Bills. The 26-year-old last played for the Ravens in 2018, when he posted 411 yards and seven touchdowns on 114 carries and 105 yards and a score on 15 receptions. Last week against the 49ers, rookie DeeJay Dallas garnered 23 touches while Travis Homer, who was battling through a knee contusion, was only available on an emergency basis. If Homer's health is improved enough, Collins likely will operate as the No. 3 back.
Seahawks head coach Pete Caroll said Friday that he would feel "very comfortable" using Collins in Sunday's game against the Bills, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Collins just joined the Seahawks' practice squad Wednesday, but he previously spent time with the team from April 2016 through September 2017, making 11 regular-season appearances. DeeJay Dallas could again handle a lead role out of the backfield with Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) both out this week, but Collins and a healthy Travis Homer could also factor into the mix. Dallas earned 23 touches on a 79 percent snap share last week against the 49ers, as he and Homer were the only two active running backs and Homer was a bit banged up. In any case, the Seahawks seem to be entertaining the notion of bringing Collins up from the practice squad prior to Sunday's contest.
The Seahawks are expected to elevate or promote Collins to the active roster for Sunday's game versus the Bills, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Both Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) have been ruled out, so Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas are the only remaining healthy running backs on the active roster. Homer may not be at 100 percent after suffering a knee contusion in Week 7, so Collins will add necessary depth in Seattle's backfield.
The Seahawks signed Collins to their practice squad Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Collins hasn't seen any NFL action since appearing in 10 games for the Ravens in 2018, but he'll now get a shot to rejoin the organization where his professional career began. Given that Chris Carson (foot), Carlos Hyde (shoulder) and Travis Homer (knee) are all looking iffy for a Week 9 game against the Bills, DeeJay Dallas is the only fully healthy running back on Seattle's roster to begin the week. If one or two of the injured backs is ruled out ahead of the weekend, Collins could receive a quick callup from the practice squad.
Collins began going through COVID-19 protocols Friday with the Seahawks and could be added to the practice squad if cleared next week, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
The 26-year-old also worked out with Seattle in late 2019 but never signed on with the team. Collins was a fifth-round pick by the Seahawks in 2016 and had 973 rushing yards and six touchdowns the following season in Baltimore, but he hasn't seen any action since the 2018 campaign. Chris Carson (foot), Carlos Hyde (hamstring) and Travis Homer (knee) are all banged up for Seattle, so Collins would provide some necessary backfield depth if signed.
Collins worked out with the Seahawks on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Collins auditioned for his old team, where he rushed for 125 yards and one touchdown on 31 carries back in 2016. The Seahawks are continuing to explore options at running back after signing Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin last week to combat a long list of injuries at the position.
Collins took part in a tryout with the Bills on Friday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
Collins required surgery in mid-July to address a broken leg and was handed a three-game suspension from the NFL on Nov. 1 stemming from an offseason arrest, but he's now in the clear from both health and legal standpoints. The 25-year-old will now turn his focus toward finding employment before the season wraps up, though the fact that he didn't take part in training camp with a club may hinder his efforts. Collins may have to wait until after Week 17 to sign a reserve/future contract or some other deal that contains little guaranteed money.
Collins (leg) had his suspension lifted by the NFL, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Collins has missed the entire season due to his legal situation as well as a broken leg. Without a suspension looming, he's now free to sign with a team.
Collins (leg) will be suspended three games as a result of his arrest for possession of a handgun and marijuana in March, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Collins pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this month and received probation, and the NFL has now apparently made a decision on its own form of punishment. Collins' legal situation and broken leg dissuaded any team from adding him to its roster in the offseason, but with his legal situation now cleared up, and him on the verge of completing his recovery from the leg injury, there's a chance he could garner interest from teams looking for running back help for the back half of the season.
Collins pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor charges of possession of a handgun and marijuana, which stemmed from his March 1 arrest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
According to Rapoport, the NFL will now consider a possible suspension for Collins now that his legal situation has reached its conclusion. The running back, who was waived by the Ravens just hours after his arrest, later suffered a broken leg in the offseason, which effectively eliminated any market that might have existed for his services. Collins should be fully recovered from the injury by the end of the month and could end up surfacing with a team if he avoids a significant suspension.
Collins underwent surgery to repair a broken leg, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Collins, an unrestricted free agent, was reportedly nearing a conclusion to his pending legal situation and drawing interest from multiple teams to play in 2019. The unfortunate timing of his injury now means that Collins will need to focus on returning to full health before searching for a new home in the league. The 24-year-old is coming off a disappointing 2018 campaign with the Ravens in which he logged 114 carries for 411 yards and seven touchdowns across 10 games, averaging 3.6 YPC.
Collins (foot) is facing criminal charges for possession of a handgun in a vehicle, possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana, and intent to distribute marijuana, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Collins crashed his car into a tree Friday morning and was waived by the Ravens later that day. Regardless of how things play out from a legal perspective, he likely will receive some form of punishment from the NFL.
The Ravens waived Collins (foot) on Friday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Collins was arrested Friday morning after his car crashed into a tree about a mile away from team headquarters. He previously was scheduled to become a restricted free agent, with no assurance of receiving a tender even before Friday's incident. The 24-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Collins (foot) was arrested Friday morning after his car crashed into a tree about a mile away from Ravens headquarters, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.
Ravens spokesman Chad Steele said the team has spoken to the police and is aware of the situation. Collins is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this offseason, and there had already been speculation about the Ravens non-tendering him. Charges against Collins may be announced Friday afternoon.
Collins (foot) is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this offseason, following a disappointing 2018 campaign in which he took 114 carries for 411 yards (3.6 average) and seven touchdowns in 10 games.
The touchdowns were really the only positive, as Collins lost a full yard off his YPC mark from a breakout 2017 season and also coughed up three fumbles before suffering a season-ending foot sprain. He lost the lead job to Gus Edwards once Lamar Jackson took over at quarterback, with the undrafted rookie proving to be a better fit for an offense heavy on zone-read runs. Now facing questions about scheme fit in addition to ball security, Collins actually can become an unrestricted free agent if the Ravens decide he'd be overpriced at approximately $2 million for an original-round RFA tender. Baltimore has Edwards and Kenneth Dixon under contract for 2019, while Javorius Allen and Ty Montgomery are scheduled to hit the open market. Given that he avoided surgery, Collins should regain his health before the start of offseason activities.
Collins, who was placed on injured reserve Saturday, won't require surgery to address a sprained foot, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
The Ravens' surprising decision to move Collins to IR ends his season, but the running back should be back to full strength well in advance of the spring, when he'll become a restricted free agent. Though he's had issues with ball security in his brief career, Collins has shown plenty of promise as a ballcarrier with an average of 4.2 yards per carry and 15 touches through 36 career games. It's unclear if the Ravens will have much interest in retaining Collins if youngsters Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon are both effective down the stretch.
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