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, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley 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'll likely 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.
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 eventually lost the lead job to Gus Edwards once Lamar Jackson took over at quarterback, with the undrafted rookie proving to be a better fit in an offense centered around zone-read runs. Now facing questions about scheme fit in addition to ball control, 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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