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Patriots bring Austin Collie in for a look

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The Patriots are apparently in the market for players with questionable football futures, that others are scared of.

In addition to signing a third quarterback, they brought in former Colts wide receiver Austin Collie for a workout, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com.

Between a ruptured patellar tendon and three concussions, he’s missed 22 games the last three years. But he said recently he’d do whatever it took to get back on the field, and was confident he would get a chance.

If you’re in the mood to take a chance, he’s worth a look. His medical file is going to scare off many teams, and should perhaps scare him away from the game.

But that doesn’t appear to be the case.

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15 Responses to “Patriots bring Austin Collie in for a look”
  1. denverwally says: Jun 11, 2013 11:24 AM

    Wow, a football team wants to work out a free agent.
    Alert the media…

  2. marcuswelby70 says: Jun 11, 2013 11:25 AM

    In his prime, this kid was good. Not sure what he has left in the tank.

  3. malvaren18 says: Jun 11, 2013 11:40 AM

    This guy is an excellent player when he is healthy.

  4. all4patriots says: Jun 11, 2013 11:48 AM

    They’ll cut Tebow to sign Collie.

    Churning the roster down near the bottom keeps everyone on their toes!

  5. blacknole08 says: Jun 11, 2013 11:53 AM

    This guy scares me. And it has nothing to do with his play.

    I hope his recent concussion history doesn’t come to affect him on the field. I would hate to see someone die on the field.

    Other than that he’s still a good WR.

  6. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 11, 2013 11:54 AM

    That Tebow-to-Collie combination will be unstoppable.

  7. vikingsvoice says: Jun 11, 2013 12:04 PM

    Someone needs to save this kid from himself. How many more season-ending concussions will it take for him to realize they should have been career-ending ones? Hopefully, his agent isn’t simply out to make money off him and actually cares about his long-term health.

  8. thebigtuna2 says: Jun 11, 2013 12:09 PM

    I’m curious as to the minor concussions he suffered and didn’t know about. Other than last season, he has had a solid career throwing up 7 or 9 TD seasons.

  9. terripet says: Jun 11, 2013 12:16 PM

    Best slot wr when healthy

  10. homelanddefense says: Jun 11, 2013 12:57 PM

    im still trying to figure out how you managed to turn this into a shot at the Patriots

  11. micknangold says: Jun 11, 2013 1:32 PM

    He should really quit before its too late

  12. broncostevenp says: Jun 11, 2013 1:52 PM

    How can former players sue the nfl for concussions citing that the NFL had information and never disclosed it, which would have changed their thoughts on continuing to play, when guys like collie keep coming back for more?

  13. nathanbetz91 says: Jun 11, 2013 2:34 PM

    Not smart, expecting him to get a concussion first preseason game

  14. farez72 says: Jun 11, 2013 6:09 PM

    Hes 27 he still in his prime……..

  15. tedmurph says: Oct 3, 2013 12:11 PM

    The Pars had him in in June, 8.5 months off a patella tendon, and he may have not been ready yet. Still, 4 concussions since 2010 and not being able to make the 49ers, whose WR situation is not much better that the Pats, is not a good sign. Probably just Amendola insurance.

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