Collins plans to sign, once he’s cleared

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As expected, LSU tackle La’el Collins went undrafted on Saturday.  And it appears that’s exactly what he wanted.

Collins intends to meet with police on Monday for questioning in connection with a murder case that now involves two deaths — a 29-year-old woman and her infant child.  Collins is not a suspect in the case, but because he has not been cleared, no one could touch him in the draft.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Collins plans to sign with a team after he is cleared.

Making Collins less attractive in the draft was a vow to sit out the year and re-enter the draft in 2016, if he were drafted this year.  Ultimately, that may have been a ploy aimed at ensuring he wasn’t drafted at all.

Ultimately, Collins can salvage the early portion of his career by signing the standard three-year deal as an undrafted rookie.  While he’d be eligible for restricted free agency after three years, the numbers suggest that he’ll do fairly well, given the current amount and the historic growth of the restricted free agency tenders.

If the tenders continue to increase at a rate of five percent annually, Collins could make more than all drafted players except the top 41 picks, based on three years of minimum salaries and the first-round tender for 2018.  With the second-round tender, he’ll make more than all but 52 of the picks.  With the original-round tender, he’ll make more than all but 65 of the picks.

It’s a formula that demonstrates how little draft picks make beyond round one, relative to undrafted playera.  That said, the balloon payment in year four requires the undrafted player to earn one of the three RFA tenders.  But Collins already has a leg up on the guys who typically slide through seven rounds; he has skills that would have potentially made him a first-round pick but for the unusual circumstances that unfolded in the past few days.

The analysis has one important caveat.  Players taken in rounds three through seven are eligible for the proven performance escalators, which bumps their salary for the fourth year of their rookie deal into the range of $1.5 million.  Still, Collins can end up getting a decent four-year rate of pay even as an undrafted player — and he’ll be eligible for a new contract after only two seasons.  Drafted players have to wait for three.

Also, and perhaps most importantly, Collins gets to pick his NFL team.  No drafted player gets to do that.

For now, none of this matters until he’s cleared.  That process begins Monday.

108 responses to “Collins plans to sign, once he’s cleared

  1. Feeling very sad for the dead mother/infant; too young on both counts. I obviously don’t know/can’t say his involvement one way or the other, but I hope he’s not involved.

    That said – I’ve heard rumblings around the NFL that the Hernandez thing really did change the culture of picking potentially problematic players. I know it’s easy to call out teams when Ray Rice-type stuff happens, but I think the fact that Collins went undrafted when he was a potential top-15 pick goes to show you that teams really are getting more cautious when it comes to this kind of thing.

    Doesn’t make it any less sad, though.

  2. If he’s not a Redskin already he’s not an NFL quality talent. We are the leaders when it comes to drafting and navigating the moral compass. If you arent with the Redskins forget about winning. #HTTR

  3. If the Ray Lewis “thing” happened today, he wouldn’t be playing football.

  4. No doubt in my mind he will be a Viking if he is cleared. For one, they could use him. Two, this story would help take attention away from the AP stuff. And three, that’s how Speilman rolls. Wouldn’t be shocked if the Vikings have a deal in place and just waiting for him to be cleared.

  5. Best case scenario. He’s innocent and he balls out his first two years. If he’s the best and truly first round elite talent he can demand a top 5, top 10 offensive lineman contract for only 4 years and then reup for a third contract before 30.

  6. Wonder what percentage of 7th rounders make the teams they were drafted by. I can’t believe nobody took a 7th round flyer on this guy. I bet Goodell told all the GMs and coaches there will be repercussions if he is drafted and later is involved with this murder.

  7. The Redskins seem like the obvious choice. That’s the team with the biggest chance to make the most improvement with an oline upgrade.

  8. He can’t sue the police. There was no defamation. He was a legit “person of interest” in an investigation.

    During a murder investigation, they want to talk to everybody immediately if not sooner, regardless of how much of an “inconvenience” if may be for anyone.

  9. Arizona…great place to start a career with a team who loves LSU guys, is team-first and brotherhood,part of the best division in the NFL. Gorgeous place to live 365 days a year…lots to do, places to go, sports community, living la vida loca with other LSU greats!

  10. That’s all good but if he’s guilty he gets nothing. Don’t count your money yet.

  11. The real puzzle here is why he didn’t immediately talk to the police. I think that is where the issue lies.
    If innocent, I would think he would be REAL motivated to talk to them before the draft, hoping they would clear him.
    I gotta think all of the teams felt that way or they would have at least grabbed him late in the draft.
    Just think, even if a team didn’t need an OT, they could have traded his rights once he was cleared… so they probably didn’t think he is likely to be cleared.

  12. I sure hope he had no part of the tragic events that unfolded…with all that went down with that psycho Hernandez I knew Kraft wouldn’t even entertain the idea of bringing him in even in the 7th round…however, if he’s FULLY exonerated , I’d love to see him pick the Patriots….a talented player like that would be awesome to have on the O-line….

  13. Basically an extra first round pick for whoever is willing to pay the most of he’s cleared.

    Welcome to the Washington Redskins.

  14. I’m curious. Drafted players are slotted under the CBA. Are UDA’s restricted to the league minimum? Or can they negotiate the best possible deal they can get? Can he negotiate a contract on page with a high first round pick? Florio, what say ye?

  15. wouldn’t it be hilarious if draftees (and their agents) started seeing this and realized they could make as much or almost as much not being drafted and then signing for the team they want to play with, rather than being forces to play for 3-5 years on a team they don’t?

    In a couple seasons, will we be seeing half the draftees deciding to not join the draft and then shop themselves around as UDFA to specific teams?

  16. His salary is restricted under the rookie salary pool….so its not like he can get a multi million dollar contract….essentially every team can offer approx same amount of money….

  17. I just checked. UDFA’s are restricted to the league-minimum, $1.44 million over three years. The only negotiating point is the amount of guaranteed money. That is where the auction will begin on Collins, assuming he is cleared. I doubt he will sign with any team not guaranteeing the full $1.44 million.

  18. It was probably correct for this guy’s agent to have assumed that, given the impending legal issue, he would have gone no higher than the 7th round. At that level, he would have had, maybe, a $45,000 – $75,000 signing bonus, with a 4-year unguaranteed contract at the CBA minimum with full splits. As an undrafted free agent rookie, he’ll get a much lower (e.g., $5,000)signing bonus and a 3-year unguaranteed contract at the CBA minimum with full splits. (However, unlike virutally any other UFA rookie, this guy has first-round skill, so there will be leverage, even within the 3-year rookie deal to get some of the money guaranteed). In exchange for the lower bonus, he gets a chance to get a much larger contract a year earlier. A lot can happen in three NFL seasons in terms of injury, etc. In the interim, he’ll also probably make a material amount of additional money through performance-based pay because, again, there are few UFA rookies likely to play as much as he will.

    If he goes to jail, none of this matters.

  19. Well he wont find a team with a more wide open opportunity to start than at RT in Detroit…. assuming he has no share in that horrific murder.

  20. ravenmadnky says:
    May 2, 2015 8:22 PM

    I just checked. UDFA’s are restricted to the league-minimum, $1.44 million over three years. The only negotiating point is the amount of guaranteed money. That is where the auction will begin on Collins, assuming he is cleared. I doubt he will sign with any team not guaranteeing the full $1.44 million,

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    This is exactly right so he will be looking to make that back on his next contract. Basically who has a need at LT, scheme fit, who brought him in for pre- draft visits, where is he and his agent comfortable. Who didn’t draft a Tackle in the draft.

  21. He can’t sue the police but he sure as heck can sue the NFL if teams were told not to draft him. That’s called collusion. The guy is not even a suspect in this case. What the NFL did here was presume an innocent man maybe guilty so they denied him the opportunity to make a living. This is an awful precedence the NFL set. I hope he is cleared and I hope he sues.

  22. Wonder what percentage of 7th rounders make the teams they were drafted by. I can’t believe nobody took a 7th round flyer on this guy.
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    It’s not so much that a team wouldn’t mind using an essentially worthless round 7 pick, it’s that teams are afraid of the huge bad publicity, public outrage, and media spotlight on them in case he is arrested or convicted in connection with these crimes. Stealing crab legs is one thing; murdering your pregnant girlfriend and the unborn baby is quite another. They really need to stay clear of him until this is resolved.

  23. Cowboys or Ravens. He’d fit right in with either of those two organizations who specialize in having people with a history of violence.

  24. What do you want to bet he ends up in cuffs?
    I seem to remember the cops “only wanting to talk” to Hernandez as well at first.

  25. Cowboys have a very strong OL already he would be starved for playing time plus his agent won’t want to place him on a team with those kinds of players!

    It will be KC, Pats, Bills, GB, Eagles

    All have strong OL coaches and older players getting ready to retire on the line.

    If I had to bet it’s (1) KC, (2)Eagles, then (3)GB

    maybe Colts

    There are the teams that brought him in for a visit.

    Browns
    Chiefs
    Dolphins
    Eagles
    Lions
    Rams
    Ravens
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    Never gona be Rams, Lions, Dolphins, Browns

    He is a sure thing to start in KC, Colts, Eagles

  26. Poor schmuck this murder has really ruined his career. If he didn’t kill this girl I’m sure he wishes he did after all this. (sorry someone had to say it …)

  27. Everyone says if he’s innocent he should be shouting from the mountain tops etc.

    What if he knows who might have done it or actually really does know? I would venture to guess he knows something.

    Then their is a culture of not even remotely trusting the police in Louisiana.

    There are many a reason for not saying boo. Everyone handles situations differently. Some people actually confess to murders they didn’t commit.

  28. It shows how dumb half of football fans are when idiots don’t even read the article and claim that their team will pony up more money than the rest…

    80 percent if what I just read was dedicated to telling the reader how much Collins could get paid…and…

    80 percent of you apparently can’t read… He cannot get paid like a normal free agent .. Restricted or otherwise.. He can only make 500k a year for 3 years…

    Can u read that Redskins fans? Edrooneyjr

  29. Condolences to all who lost someone they loved in this event.

    If he’s innocent & cleared, you better hope he doesn’t choose Dallas, because Big D will be running buck wild all across the NFL landscape. Wouldn’t need AP or DM to do it either.

  30. If he didn’t do it he signs with the Saints. If he did it he signs with the Cowboys, all the low life’s sign there. Right Michael Irvin?

  31. I feel for his tremendous hardship. He could always use the degree he’s earned and get a job at a local fast food establishment.

  32. Saints have already talked about trying to seek out more information to consider drafting him. So even though he didn’t “visit” the Saints, he was and is on their radar.

    Stay in Louisiana!

  33. SKOL-LOLOLOL ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ © says:
    May 2, 2015 9:02 PM

    Really? A copyright? What kind of a ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ Loser thinks anyone wants to steal a name a 2 year old would be ashamed of.

  34. tegmiami says:
    May 2, 2015 9:12 PM
    Miami, no income tax, full guarantee money and G is a need.

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    No income tax on the league min isn’t a selling point!

  35. eaglesfan290 says:

    “Never gona be Rams, Lions, Dolphins, Browns

    He is a sure thing to start in KC, Colts, Eagles”
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    AS we all know NOTHING will be done until he is cleared. His value is still the same.. a first round pick. But he cannot be paid that money given the way things went down and that he is now an UDFA and under the CBA he can only get 1.5 mill on a 3 year contract.

    The ONLY way he can get that kind of first round pick money is on a team that will be able to start him for at least the last 2 years of his contract.. but ideally from day 1… there are few teams where that can happen. As EagleFan290 indicated it would have to be KC, Colts and Eagles.. of these 3 and to the best of my knowledge only the Eagles did not draft an Oline player in this draft.

    It is rather apparent that the Eagles Need not only OLine but LEFT side Oline which is the strength of La’el. Further the Eagles are more advanced than any other NFL team through their Sports Science program to be able to Keep La’el healthy as well as having Peters able to mentor him.

    Additionally the Eagles had in in for a visit and they would not do that unless his history PRIOR to his situation was squeaky clean. Add to that that, like it or not, the Eagles are a high visibility team (for many reasons) and are considered by many including Demarco Murray to be contenders if not this year than in the near future.

    Given the above I honestly think his best bet is to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles as the best of those 3 teams for his career.

    The only problem will be if Chip Kelly wants him after this or not. If he is really cleared I think Chip Kelly and the Eagles would have him in for another visit to talk to him and if satisfied then sign him.

    I know this will anger some but in reality it seems to be the best overall choice for La’el Collins to get his payday at the end of his contract.

  36. Saints seem poised to snag him. Have an opening at the left guard spot. Possibly right when Rvans is gone. Close to home for his family to see him. Makes us not skip a beat with retiring players abroad. Makes sense in all directions.

  37. upnorthvikesfan says:
    May 2, 2015 7:38 PM
    No doubt in my mind he will be a Viking if he is cleared. For one, they could use him. Two, this story would help take attention away from the AP stuff. And three, that’s how Speilman rolls. Wouldn’t be shocked if the Vikings have a deal in place and just waiting for him to be cleared.
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    This is true. The have the same deal with Hernandez for when he’s exonerated.

  38. A first round sure fire goes unstaffed, not even a late 7th rounder. Begs one question: What real information is keeping these teams from drafting him? Eh?

  39. Look I am an Eagles fan and I agree, but if your an agent the Eagles might be a little bit of a crap shoot to you.

    I have to think blocking for Eddie Lacy or playing with Andrew Luck is gona make you some $$$. Plus those towns are a good place to stash a player so his name gets out of the media till the next contract.

    Philly media is not laid back.

    Philly is only the right place if he is 100% sold on Chip and right now that’s not everyone.

    I mean lets be realistic Demarco and Bradford are kinda made of glass.

  40. If your ex-girlfriend and possibly mother of your child gets murdered, wouldn’t you WANT to talk to the police asap to help find the scumbag who killed them? Wouldn’t that be the normal reaction of an innocent man?

  41. He will be a Dolphin. Juice says so !
    Also for those saying no state tax doesn’t matter… It does. all teams can guarantee contract same amount but it’s more money in your pocket due to no state tax. Go on and thumb down I’ll be saying told Ya in about 10 days.

  42. logicalvoicesays says:

    please go away..you are the ultimate troll, and for some strange reason I think your dan synder..
    REDSKINS FAN

  43. His not talking to the police has everything to do with what his lawyer told him to do and absolutely nothing to do with its impact on the draft. Innocent people go to jail all the time, especially in Louisiana If he’s innocent, he’ll recoup what he lost going undrafted.

  44. @Mr Craig

    Really? DeMarco Murray said the Eagles are a contender? Wow, that’s amazing! I figured he would say the Eagles are gonna blow this year.

    If you really think that because the Eagles advanced Sports Science will keep him healthy, his love for Jason Peters, the Eagles “high visibility” (with those 0 Super Bowl trophies), and whatever other ridiculous reasons you have that Collins is gonna sign with Philly, you’re out of your mind.

    Maybe he does sign with Philly, but if he does it will be for 2 reasons: they fully guaranteed his money, and he can possibly start year 1. Not because he has a hard on for Peters or because he once dated a girl from Philly, or the other nonsense you wrote. Just about every single team could plug a guy like Collins in somewhere on their line. Teams viewed him differently; some as more of a guard than tackle and vice versa.

    To all you clowns out there screaming for this guy to sign with your team, I guarantee that whenever he does sign with a team, 99% of you will then begin putting that team down for “signing a murderer”.

  45. bobbyd12 says:
    He can’t sue the police but he sure as heck can sue the NFL if teams were told not to draft him. That’s called collusion. The guy is not even a suspect in this case. What the NFL did here was presume an innocent man maybe guilty so they denied him the opportunity to make a living. This is an awful precedence the NFL set. I hope he is cleared and I hope he sues.

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    The first half of your comment, was right on: There is no successful civil case to be had against the cops, and it would be collusion if the NFL told the teams not to draft Collins.

    But the second half of your statement was WAY off as you assumed that they did do that, and then you said you hoped he sued. Well, only if someone like Goodell told them all not to draft him would there be a case, and honestly, as disliked as he is on these boards, Goodell is not that stupid. More likely is that in the wake of Aaron Hernandez, all the teams realized independently what a risk it would be to draft him from a PR standpoint, and they all decided independently not to. In the absence of proof that Goodell, or some other league official told the teams not to draft a specific player, it would be a losing lawsuit going away.

  46. tegmiami says:
    May 2, 2015 9:12 PM
    Miami, no income tax, full guarantee money and G is a need.

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    No income tax on the league min isn’t a selling point!

    It is , if this young man want to be extended after his second year in a multiyear deal.

  47. I’ll bet good money he signs somewhere close to home.
    Of course if he’s cleared of any involvement.

  48. Plus he’ll make the extra payments for potentially over contributing to his contract like Vontae Burflict, unless he doesn’t.

  49. If he wants to play early, the Redskins make the most sense. He’s likely start at guard (right guard) right away.

  50. @blueballzny

    You are funny!

    First Murray said he went to the Eagles because he thought they had a chance to win a Superbowl and he had been offered more money elsewhere.

    Second The sports Science they have is much more than the smoothies and the 2 teams I have down here, Atlanta Falcons to my north and Jacksonville Jaguars about 75 miles to my south are both starting to copy it. Say what you will but it is what it is and if you are a science denier than that is your problem. BUt maybe you should know more about it before you condemn it. I had my knee done in December and was jogging on the beach in late January and I am in my mid 60’s so I am a believer.

    I wish Peterson was down here as I would love to see more wins, especially in Jacksonville.. I mentioned him as a good mentor.. either way Collins would get immediate playing time in Philly… and you seemed to agree on that.

    Not sure where the girlfriend thing came from but if it makes you hard then bully for you.

    I was making a realistic analysis of what I thought would happen.. you are free to disagree.. but you were also disagreeable.. and for that you lost credibility except on the last part.. where whoever takes him, everyone elses team fans will scream that that team took a murderer. That seems to be the world we live in today

    Do I hope Collins comes to the Falcons or Jags? DANG straight I do.. but I know that will never happen. Us Georgia folk are not that lucky.

    Hope your spring comes soon up north there and you can get out more. For me…. I love my beach 10 months a year.

  51. I imagine Miami would be a location he would heavily consider. Start day one at guard. He has a boy there in Landry. Willing to eventually give big money. No income tax…its Miami, Florida for goodness sake.

  52. Literally irrelevant whether or not a team brought him in for a visit.

    He’s a potentially elite left tackle. He’s on everybody’s radar. But if you weren’t picking in the top-25 or you had a much bigger need elsewhere, why would you have brought him in for a visit before all this happened?

    Now the price is $1.44M. 32 of 32 teams want this guy if he’s cleared.

  53. No chance his agent lets him choose Philly.

    You see how Philly treats their best, beloved players? Philly has less chance than Calgary Stampeders. >0%.

    My guess (in no partic. order)

    Colts – line awful, Andrew Luck
    Lions – starts at RT, young line to join, young team, father figure coach
    New England – Tom Brady, lotsa wins + Super Bowls
    Saints – close to home, Drew Brees
    Seattle – young team, inspiring coach, run the ball, lotsa winning to be had

  54. Somewhere, Tiki Barber is flabbergasted that Collins wasn’t drafted!

    Sign ’em Saints! It’ll be like having 3 first round draft picks this year! And with Kikaha projected as a possible first rounder, that’ll be like having 4 first rounders!

  55. If he’s not guilty, he’ll get 32 apologies and he gets to say “Save it, just fork over the cash.”

    If he’s guilty the teams get to say, “We knew it all along.”

  56. Half the fans wouldn’t care if he were charged with murder. Those fans would wonder if the guys lawyer could keep him out of court for a couple years while he plays for their favorite team.

    It is pretty sad that a lot of fans care more about fantasy football and other nonsense than they do about players being decent human beings.

  57. I hate to say this but the kid may have stumbled onto something here. He is now an undrafted free agent who will be bid on.

  58. If cleared of any wrong doing the Panthers could absolutely use him. Huge upgrade over Oher or Martin or any other OT on the roster. Problem is I don’t see them going anywhere near this guy one way or the other after taking it in the backside last year with Hardy.

  59. kingpel says:
    May 3, 2015 6:44 AM
    I hate to say this but the kid may have stumbled onto something here. He is now an undrafted free agent who will be bid on.
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    The amount any team can pay him to is limited by the CBA. He stumbled onto nothing.

  60. Collins agent doesn’t know NFL rules. Undrafted players can not re enter next years draft. They become street free agents like all the guys who are getting signed today. He didn’t want him drafted late because he would have been slotted and teams have a pre determined about of money to spend on draft picks.

  61. shlort says:
    May 3, 2015 5:14 AM

    Half the New England fans wouldn’t care if he were charged with murder. Those fans would wonder if the guys lawyer could keep him out of court for a couple years while he plays cheats for their favorite team the Pats.

    It is pretty sad that a lot of Pats fans care more about fantasy football and other nonsense than they do about players being decent human beings.

    Fixed a couple of mistakes for you.

  62. Some things that need to be considered for Collins now that he’s a UDFA.

    1) UDFA contracts are for the veteran minimum (per league rules under the CBA)
    2) UDFA bonuses and guarantees are capped. Also, per the CBA (this screwed UDFAs hard, because it limited the teams ability to show them they really want them in camp and not just as a warm body)
    3) All players with less than a certain amount of NFL experience are restricted free agents (3 seasons of at least 6 games per season). This means the team can hold onto him for ultra cheap and he can only sitout (and get fined basically his whole contract ever week).

    So, he’s going to sign for an ultra cheap 3 year deal with no real upside (thanks CBA…) and maybe after 3 years he can get a new deal if he lives up to the hype.

    I’ve seen a lot of wondering about this so I figured I would answer that question.

  63. Collins has put himself into this situation. On one hand if he is cleared on Monday, then the question becomes, “Why din’t he just meet with the police when they originally asked the weekend before the draft”? On the other hand if he is cleared but had information that could help the investigation then the questions are: 1) Why jeopardize your future by staying silent when two humans were murdered? 2) Why place your character and reputation in doubt, especially when doing the right thing is so easy? Lastly, he is involved and then he needs to focus on mitigating his circumstances. All-in-all, there are no good endings for Collins here. If his agents advised him on how to handle this, then it is still his decision. At each turn, he could have chosen to do the right thing, and he chose wrong! This is on him, not the police, not his agents, not the NFL, but HIM.

  64. It doesn’t matter if the police clear him and he is not charged with any crime.

    In order to play in the NFL he will have to then be cleared by the Internet and the people who post on message boards. Then and only then can he be allowed to play something as serious as football.

  65. mister305miami says:
    May 2, 2015 10:07 PM
    He will be a Dolphin. Juice says so !
    Also for those saying no state tax doesn’t matter… It does. all teams can guarantee contract same amount but it’s more money in your pocket due to no state tax. Go on and thumb down I’ll be saying told Ya in about 10 days.

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    If the no state taxes is your argument, then Tennessee could offer the same!!!

  66. The obvious choice is the Saints. He could slide in now and be a starter and it is his home team.

    But, if this happened, the commissioner would be pissed off, as this would be like the Saints getting their 2 2nd round picks back, and commissioner Goodell cannot let that happen as he does not want the Saints winning championships. Goodell is in it to keep the SAINTS in the basement, because that is historically where they have been and Goodell would probably want one of the most fanatical fan bases to not have a team so they can move to a larger TV market.

  67. He also has another advantage, always assuming that he produces on the field. He won’t owe a 5th year to anybody, as he would have done had he gone in the 1st round. This gives him a bit more leverage on his 2nd contract, should he wish to extend. On the other hand, he would be only 26, should he play it out; that would not only make it easier to break the bank, but it would lure even more buyers. Plus, he could time things to give himself a chance at another big bite at the apple; this is sort of what Matt Stafford has done, with his current 3-year extension, maneuvering his next deal to when cap, market price, and his future accomplishments work in his favor. Betting on yourself can work out, as Revis has proved.

  68. chris3141084 says:
    May 2, 2015 11:03 PM
    Plus he’ll make the extra payments for potentially over contributing to his contract like Vontae Burflict, unless he doesn’t.
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    2 thumbs up & 7 down SMH
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    Over three years, he’s likely to make another million bucks from the league-wide performance bonus money. That’s a pretty important consideration, I’d say. As a 1st rounder, he’d have made bus fare there.

  69. sgmjerry220: Collins has put himself into this situation. On one hand if he is cleared on Monday, then the question becomes, “Why din’t he just meet with the police when they originally asked the weekend before the draft”?
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    If he’s not involved and, as is rumored, truly hadn’t even seen the girl in six months, then he’s got no help to offer. Frankly, I don’t know that there was a move that he could have made to save his draft standing, once some prick decided to mess with his life. (No office of full of Southerners could possibly have remained unaware of what that would do to his life. Knowing the type, it’s better than 50% that it’s just some cracker seizing the opportunity to put an uppity Negro in his “place”. It only takes one of ’em.)

  70. mwcarolina says:
    May 2, 2015 11:40 PM
    If he wants to play early, the Redskins make the most sense. He’s likely start at guard (right guard) right away.
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    No offense, but, so long as Snyder is the man in charge, Redskins fans might as well rename the Potomac “Lake Erie” and switch their team colors to milk chocolate and citrus fruit. The man’s got the luxury of choice. Unless he’s a masochist, there are at least 25 better choices.

  71. I think The’the is making a smart decision to sign now rather than waiting a year.

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