Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/8/14

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 16: Safety Nick Collins #36 of the Green Bay Packers makes an interception that was nullified by a penalty against the Chicago Bears during NFL action at Lambeau Field on November 16, 2008 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bears 37-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Nick Collins has not given up hope on playing football again. The Packers safety who suffered a neck injury Week 2 of the 2011 season and was eventually released by the team made it clear on Twitter Monday that he still wants to play. In back-to-back tweets (see below), Collins said he is "ready for action" and "ready to dominate." Green Bay's medical staff would not clear Collins the off-season after the 2011 season and he has not played in the two seasons since. Now 30 years old, Collins underwent cervical fusion surgery. At the time of the safety's release, general manager Ted Thompson said he was not comfortable clearing Collins to play. “From the beginning of this process, we have taken our time and sought numerous medical opinions while maintaining consistent dialogue with Nick," Thompson said in a statement then. "In the end, we were not comfortable clearing him to play again. As with all of our players, Nick is a member of our family...
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