No Suitors: Lions cut linebacker Jamie Collins

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Veteran Jamie Collins is now liberal to test the waters of representation, as he was cut by the Detroit Lions Tuesday afternoon. After the Monday Night Football loss to the Green Bay Packers, head coach Dan Campbell compared Collins’ effort level to teammate Alex Anzalone, signaling to several that the veteran’s time in Detroit was likely coming to an in-depth.

“Does (Collins) he move with an equivalent effort and have an equivalent effort as Alex (Anzalone)? No, I don’t think so,” Campbell explained. “I think Alex just plays at a high level all the time. That’s him, that’s how he goes.

Unfortunately, despite indicating the team had suitors for Collins’ services, no trade was ready to be prescribed between head Brad Holmes and another team. As a result of Collins’s departure, rookie Derrick Barnes and veteran Jalen Reeves-Maybin saw their role expand in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens.

“You will get an opportunity to ascertain Barnes play. I do know you guys have all been looking forward to seeing him play,” defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn said last week. “I think it’s time for him to urge out there and begin to play. And also, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, both of these guys deserve an opportunity to play for us. To be ready to move therein direction, these are tough decisions that you simply need to make. You don’t like all of them, but it’s necessary for you to grow as a team.”  The team is going to be on the hook for $5.3 million in dead cap for 2021 and $6.33 million in 2022 after moving on from the 31-year-old veteran.

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