Jamie Collins reportedly returning to Patriots, will be on field Thursday

Ryan Hannable
May 15, 2019 - 5:19 pm

Jamie Collins is returning to the Patriots.

After it was reported earlier Wednesday the two sides were talking, Jim McBride of the Boston Globe confirmed Collins has indeed signed with the Patriots, and he will be present for workouts at Gillette Stadium Thursday as the team continues its voluntary offseason workout program.

Collins was traded to Cleveland at the trade deadline in 2016 after it seemed he wasn't buying into the defense. He was selected by the Patriots in the second round of the 2013 draft.

The 29-year-old was released by the Browns on March 6 and has been a free agent ever since. Last year, the 29-year-old compiled 104 tackles, four sacks and four passes defended. Even in Cleveland it seemed the team wasn't getting the most out of Collins' skill set, but perhaps Bill Belichick can try again.

Terms of the deal are not known, but it's likely a low-risk deal, which makes a lot of sense for the Patriots.

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