The linebacker was dealt away at the 2016 trade deadline, unceremoniously shipped to Cleveland. There were whispers the hyper-athletic defender was freelancing too much, going off-script and drawing the ire of the coaching staff as a result. As a result, he went from a team that ended up winning a Super Bowl to one that finished 1-15.
(UPDATE, 5:08 p.m.: Per a league source, Collins has agreed to a deal with the Patriots.)
Now, after two-plus years with the Browns, Collins — a free agent — is ready for a return to Foxborough. What would Jamie Collins 2.0 look like with the Patriots?