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04-25-2012, 09:40 AM
If his neck works, bring him in for a look?

Packers will release Nick Collins
Posted by Josh Alper on April 25, 2012

If safety Nick Collins is able to play again after neck surgery, it wonít be for the Packers.

Collinsí agent told Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that the Packers have informed Collins that he will be released. Per Silverstein, the team is not comfortable with the prospect of letting Collins back on the field, which follows what coach Mike McCarthy said last month about not going forward with Collins unless it was completely safe for him to play. Collins is still waiting for final word from several doctors about whether he is able to resume his career.

The Packers are now more likely to take a safety in the draft this week, although that was already something that had to be on their radar. Morgan Burnett took over many of Collinsí free safety duties after Collinsí injury last season with Charlie Peprah at strong safety.

Releasing Collins clears a little over $3 million in cap space for the Packers this season. He was due to make a bit over $4 million, with $1 million remaining on the cap because it was part of a signing bonus.

04-25-2012, 09:41 AM

Easy 6
04-25-2012, 09:44 AM
No thanx, you can never really trust neck injury guys to play the same again & its hard to blame them, take Sheffield for instance.

If the pack dont want to take that chance, neither should KC.

04-25-2012, 09:44 AM
I'll stab him in the face

Mr. Laz
04-25-2012, 09:45 AM
neck injury + safety position = Yikes!!!

so probably not

04-25-2012, 09:49 AM
His careers over.
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04-25-2012, 11:15 AM
If his neck works, bring him in for a look?If there was a chance his neck worked, they wouldn't have released him.

He's done.

04-25-2012, 11:17 AM
he is on his way to Denver... they love broke neck players.

Pasta Giant Meatball
04-25-2012, 12:45 PM
Yep, he'll be a Bronco.

04-25-2012, 12:52 PM
Too bad, he was a good player.

04-25-2012, 01:11 PM
Too bad, he was a good player.Yep. That INT return for a TD in the Super Bowl demoralized the Steelers. They still made a valiant effort, but it was Collins' play that stuck in their brains for the rest of the game, and put the Packers up by a three-score lead. Tough to beat that, especially in the Super Bowl

04-25-2012, 02:48 PM
Yeah certainly not worth the risk

04-25-2012, 04:52 PM
This sounds familiar where have I heard this before...