Not even midway through his second season with the Detroit Lions, veteran linebacker Jamie Collins was said to be on his way out. The club was exploring trade possibilities for him, but nothing could be found so the team decided to cut him instead.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler recently mentioned that other teams were simply waiting for him to be released instead of trading for him.
The Lions signed Collins to a three-year, $30 million contract in March of 2020, including $18 million guaranteed. He agreed to a restructure this past offseason that reduced his cap hit and added voidable years.
The team ended up paying him $20 million for sixteen games played.
In 2021, Collins has appeared in two games for the Lions and recorded 10 tackles, no sacks and a fumble recovery.
The Lions (0-2) play host to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.