The Detroit Lions have signed former Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins. The deal, confirmed by his agent, is for three years and $30 million.
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Collins was taken in the second round of the 2013 draft, became a full-time starter a year later and was second-team All-Pro in 2015. Patricia was the Patriots’ defensive coordinator back then.
Collins racked up 81 tackles, seven sacks, three interceptions, three fumbles forced and seven passes defended. He even scored a touchdown.READ MORE: Detroit Adds 4 Electric Buses To Fleet
How Collins fits into the picture at linebacker remains unclear. Starters Jarrad Davis, Devon Kennard and Christian Jones are all under contract for next season, along with second-round pick Jahlani Tavai. Wherever he ends up, Collins will add some much-needed versatility to the heart of a Lions defense that really struggled last season.MORE NEWS: MDOT Closing Pedestrian Bridge Over I-94 Near Wayne State University For Repairs
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