La’el Collins out of camp with a personal issue


Bengals right tackle La'el Collins has not practiced much in training camp. He was out again Wednesday, missing practice with what Zac Taylor said was a personal issue about which he wasn’t comfortable commenting, per Richard Skinner of WKRC.

Collins signed a three-year, $21 million contract with $5 million guaranteed with the Bengals after seven seasons with the Cowboys, who cut him during the offseason. He began training camp on the non-football injury list with a back issue.

Doctors cleared him to practice Aug. 10, and he participated in practice that day and on Aug. 14, according to Skinner. But Collins has yet to work in team drills.

Collins, who missed 21 games the past two seasons with the Cowboys because of injuries, attended practice Monday but did not dress to participate.

Taylor was uncertain when Collins might return.

Meanwhile, Hakeem Adeniji is taking reps with the first team offense while Collins is out.

18 responses to “La’el Collins out of camp with a personal issue

  1. Seems like he got a taste of not working hard and being home with all his money and he liked how it tasted.

  2. Starting to see why Dallas cut him!
    Between him and Carman, the line may be horrible again.

  3. Losing Collins, Randy Gregory, Cooper and Cedric Wilson seemed like a disaster for the Cowboys, and as good as Gregory was, he wasn’t reliable…. And Collins wasn’t either….

    Not so sure that other than losing Cooper that the Cowboys didn’t loose that much, and saved a grip of money…

  4. Collins is signed to a very reasonable deal. He also comes with injury risk, hence the solid deal. But when he plays he will be a very good starting tackle. Lions fans still mad they got Sewell and not Chase.

  5. Personal issue? Was it a drug test day for offensive linemen? Collins is an upgrade at RT only if he actually plays.

  6. You have to try hard to make Jerry Jones look like he made a wise personnel decision. Congratulations Lael!

  7. The exact reason the Cowboys moved on from him. His unavailability. All the talent in the world means nothing if you’re not on the field.

  8. Gonna be playing all the way into late January, take all the time ta need big fella.

  9. Enjoy the personal day off, it’s only the preseason. All I care about is if he shows up on Sunday’s and keeps #9 clean

  10. I don’t think it’s an issue at this point. Pollack knows exactly what he’s getting in Collins as a player, and even commented in an interview a few days ago that Collins was tutoring Volson on the techniques that Pollack was teaching, because he has them “mastered”. I think they want him ready for week 1, if he’s not there then, i’ll be concerned.

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