Jamie Collins’ future in Cleveland up in the air

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Browns linebacker Jamie Collins future in Cleveland could be decided today.

Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns General Manager John Dorsey is scheduled to meet with agent Bus Cook today to talk about the “long-term plan.”

It doesn’t take much reading between the lines to realize Dorsey doesn’t think Collins at his scheduled $10.5 million salary is part of his plan, but that’s why people negotiate.

The Browns could either restructure Collins’ deal or just get rid of him, as Dorsey said plainly that Collins’ play didn’t justify that kind of number.

“There were some inconsistencies,” Dorsey said. “You don’t know what leads to it. He may have been nicked. There’s certain things that come. All I know is he’s a very talented football player and you can’t have enough of those guys on your team.”

The 29-year-old Collins was acquired by the previous administration (Sashi Brown), so neither Dorsey nor new defensive coordinator Steve Wilks is beholden to the former Patriot, who dealt with injuries in 2017 before last season’s ups and downs.

21 responses to “Jamie Collins’ future in Cleveland up in the air

  1. I don’t know that he’s done enough to keep him around for that salary. He’s probably gone from Cleveland. I like what Dorsey is doing. I hope he can keep Haslam from meddling where he’s not wanted.

  2. He Got a big head with the pats and its been downhill ever since. Its sad because Jamie has a world of talent this guy can play allover the football field when he’s motivated.

  3. B.B. of the Patriots said the same thing about Collins (as that he took plays off at times) !!!

  4. He was not very coachable in New England and missed games due to injury. The impression given was that football was not very important to the man. It sounds like the same deal in Cleveland. At age 29 I would not expect the player to change his stripes.

  5. I’d be lying if I said I was surprised that someone who’s past included comments about him taking plays off and free lancing during plays to pad his stats gets a huge contract and then doesn’t live up to it. Shocked even!

  6. Glad Bill dumped him and didn’t commit huge dollars to him. All that talent and not coachable or motivated…..too bad.

  7. Could be a possible Patrick Chung situation – plenty of talent, just needed some humble pie and a thirst for succeeding as a team not an individual.

    Wishing him the best but not holding my breath.

  8. This guy can play and he’s worth the money. B.B. had and still have a slave master mentality. Get what you can get out of a player and when it’s time for contract he gets rid of you and make up some lame excuse.

  9. bigt2017 says:

    March 1, 2019 at 10:14 am

    This guy can play and he’s worth the money. B.B. had and still have a slave master mentality. Get what you can get out of a player and when it’s time for contract he gets rid of you and make up some lame excuse.

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    What a dumb take
    BB just won a superbowl because he didn’t have guys like Collins.
    Collins refused to do his job and would just try to make a solo play when he was supposed to chip or maintain the edge. He refused to sacrifice his personal stats for the team. That is why BB got rid of him. And he clearly was right.

  10. brwmstr says:
    March 1, 2019 at 10:35 am
    Patriots= 2 SuperBowls since they traded Collins…

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    Three Superbowls, 2 wins. They have yet to not go to the Superbowl since moving on from Collins.

  11. bigt2017 says:
    March 1, 2019 at 10:14 am
    This guy can play and he’s worth the money. B.B. had and still have a slave master mentality. Get what you can get out of a player and when it’s time for contract he gets rid of you and make up some lame excuse.

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    Given the bottom line results Belichick’s decision’s produce I’m not sure where excuses even come into it, lame or otherwise.

  12. The Browns LB’s are weak across the board. Collins is their best one, but that is not saying much. Browns fans love Joe Schobert, I don’t know why, he led the league in missed tackles, and is no MLB. Dorsey pretty much re-did the secondary last year, I suspect he will do the LB’s this year. I hope!

  13. “…Get what you can get out of a player and when it’s time for contract he gets rid of you and make up some lame excuse.”

    I hope your team keeps doing it the other way. Keep a guy after getting the most out of him. Sounds like a great way to win in a league structured for parity.

  14. Funny thing is I could easily see the Patriots taking him back. In fact I remember rumbles that Bellichick wanted him back.

    The guy got lost in the shuffle after the 2017 draft when the Browns went all in on defense and it only got worse in 2018. It’s easy to look like you’re taking plays off when most of the people around you are faster and stronger than you are.

  15. And Collins almost cost them the Seahawks Super Bowl by not covering the Lynch wheel route. Thanks to his best bud Hightower and Malcolm Butler, he was bailed out big time.

  16. He was never a blazer but it seems like he got slower this year. He’s not terrible, but I think most of the beat writers in their end of year assessment as well as knowledgeable fans recognized that his position is ripe for upgrade this year.

  17. He had his moments, but there so many other times this past season that Collins loafed. There was one particular goal line stand that he just kind of gave up. Reports were that he was hurt. If that is the case get off the field..

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