Nick Collins isn’t a member of the Packers any longer and he’s still not sure whether he’ll pursue a uniform with another team.
Collins’ agent Alan Herman told Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com that his client still isn’t sure about continuing his football career. Collins solicited several different medical opinions including those of the team doctor. That last opinion factored into the Packers’ decision to release Collins last week.
Both coach Mike McCarthy and General Manager Ted Thompson said that their decision to move on without Collins was driven by a feeling that it was not in his best interests to get back on the field. Both men made references to feeling that Collins was like a member of their family and they thought about his return the same way they might consider whether or not their own sons should be allowed to keep playing.
If Collins did decide to keep playing, he would have two hurdles in front of him. He would need to find a team willing to take on a player with a major red flag in the health department and he would need to pass a physical for a team that was willing to take on the risk.