Jamie Collins won’t be with Lions while they try to trade him

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Linebacker Jamie Collins wasn’t with the Lions at Wednesday’s practice and he won’t be back on Thursday or any other day in the future either.

Lions head coach Dan Campbell confirmed that the Lions are trying to trade Collins because his role on defense is going to be released. He also said that the veteran will not be in the building as that process plays out and noted that there is interest in Collins from other clubs.

“I wish him the best of luck,” Campbell said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

The Lions want to go younger at linebacker by giving fourth-round pick Derrick Barnes more time in the lineup moving forward.

16 responses to “Jamie Collins won’t be with Lions while they try to trade him

  1. So, which idiot GM will be trading even a late round draft pick for a guy who will be released in a few days?

  2. “because his role on defense is going to be released.” What does that mean? They’re going to release a role. I’ve heard of releasing a player, or eliminating a role, but not releasing a role.

  3. johnny_row says:
    September 23, 2021 at 11:16 am
    “because his role on defense is going to be released.” What does that mean? They’re going to release a role. I’ve heard of releasing a player, or eliminating a role, but not releasing a role.
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    I was wondering the same thing.
    I think it means that the Detroit Lions will never have a linebacker again.

  4. richabbs says:
    September 23, 2021 at 11:11 am
    So, which idiot GM will be trading even a late round draft pick for a guy who will be released in a few days?
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    Not that dumb. Teams do this to avoid getting into a bidding war with other teams and potentially over paying.

  5. i.e. He is such a bad influence we don’t even want him anywhere near the locker room. So how much do you want to give us for him?

  6. I like the way they’re handling this. It’s showing the youngins that there are repercussions when you appear as a hologram on tape.

  7. kissbillsrings says:
    September 23, 2021 at 11:47 am

    I’d be ok with a 7th from the Pats
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    But that would mean the Pats were stuck paying his salary.

  8. KC will trade you Anthony Hitchens straight up. Hitchens is really good at tackling 7-10 yards downfield and absolutely won’t ever fill his gap.

  9. kissbillsrings says:
    September 23, 2021 at 11:47 am
    I’d be ok with a 7th from the Pats

    And a letter of apology from the Pats for Bob Quin and Matt Patricia.

  10. Don’t really care what the Lions get even if they don’t get anything and just release him ill be happy. You wanna talk about a lazy player who has given absolutely zero effort then look no further then Collins. Good riddance👋

  11. Stunned! What people don’t want Jamie “I just want my stats” Collins. He is the perfect example of the problem you can get drafting the best player from a losing program. He was a loser in high school, went to a losing program for college. BB let him go twice because of his “free styling.” The Browns let him go because of his free styling. (After the head coach who signed him and said he was okay with JC freelancing was fired! The Browns are no longer the browns.)

    In NE, BB had to ride heard on him. Maaaaybe BB can get a year of out him. Van Noy and Hightower can keep him in line.

  12. Stunned! What people don’t want Jamie “I just want my stats” Collins. He is the perfect example of the problem you can get drafting the best player from a losing program. He was a loser in high school, went to a losing program for college. BB let him go twice because of his “free styling.” The Browns let him go because of his free styling. (After the head coach who signed him and said he was okay with JC freelancing was fired! The Browns are no longer the browns.)

    Ummm……

    He led the team to the Class 3A State Championship during his first year at quarterback, accounting for over 2,000 yards of offense and 26 touchdowns for the 2006 season. As a senior in 2007, he had over 1,200 yards rushing and 1,000 yards passing while leading his team to the state championship game.

  13. richabbs says:
    September 23, 2021 at 11:11 am
    So, which idiot GM will be trading even a late round draft pick for a guy who will be released in a few days?

    There’s waiver priority to consider for younger players, and vets like Collins get to choose where they play because they aren’t waiver-eligible. Chucking a conditional 6th or 7th at a team means you get that guy. You might possibly pay more, which is the downside, but once the season starts, your options are limited to practice squad players which aren’t likely to light the world on fire. Collins, as much as I don’t care for the guy’s effort, can play really well (somewhat above-average LB in the league) when motivated. If a team thinks they can provide that motivation, they make a call, drop a 5th-7th, and they have an experienced vet the next day. That’s why it happens.

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