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GREEN BAY, Wis. If Nick Collins wants to return to football, it won't be for the Green Bay Packers.
Collins' agent, Alan Herman, confirmed to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday that the Packers will release the three-time Pro Bowl safety, who underwent a single-level cervical fusion last September. In Week 2 of last season, with the Packers playing in Carolina, Collins had to be carted off the field on a stretcher after a tackle attempt put his neck in an awkward position.
Collins, 28, went through multiple tests last month and is still seeking more opinions on a possible return to football, but the Packers have been telegraphing this move for some time. Without even knowing the results of Collins' tests, coach Mike McCarthy wasn't optimistic about his player's football future.
"If Nick was my son, I would not let him play," McCarthy told reporters in March at the NFL annual meetings in Florida.
Last Thursday, general manager Ted Thompson addressed Collins' future in his predraft press conference.
"We don't have any determination at this point," he said. "It's still in process, which it has been. It's a process that continues.
"I think it's more important to make the right determination than being fast. I'm sure (Collins) is anxious and all of our people are anxious. We'll see."
Collins, a husband and father of four children, could still potentially be at risk of further injuring his neck if he decides to return to the NFL with another team.
In a very similar case in 2006, the Packers had to decide what to do with wide receiver Terrence Murphy. As a rookie, Murphy injured his neck and tests later showed that he was dealing with spinal stenosis. This caused Green Bay to release Murphy, though he did not retire from the NFL until a year later.
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Today the Green Bay Packers announced that they have officially released former Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins, who was attempting to make a comeback from a horrific next injury and rather than allow him to attempt to play again, risking his health in the process, the Packers have informed Collin’s agent Alan Herman that he has been released according to Tom Silverstein...
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Green Bay Packers have notified safety Nick Collins that he will be released.
Collins suffered a serious neck injury this past season and this might be a sign that the Packers aren’t very confident in him being able to continue his career.
Collins was scheduled to make $3.45 million in 2012 and $4.35 million for the 2013 season.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Looking to fix a defense that struggled mightily during the 2011 season, the Green Bay Packers have selected pass-rushing outside linebacker Nick Perry. Perry, who played three seasons at USC, recorded 9.5 sacks in his junior year while starting all 12 games.Follow Paul Imig on Twitter.
With the 28th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select, Nick Perry, linebacker, USC.
This is a great pick for Green Bay as they gave up the most yards per game (411.6) and also tied for 27th in the NFL with 29 sacks. They also only had 11 sacks with four or fewer rushers in 2011, putting them 31st in the NFL.
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With the 28th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Trojan Defensive End Nick Perry.
After redshirting as a freshman in 2008, Perry recorded 23 tackles and eight sacks in 2009 despite missing five games due to injury. At the end of the season he was named a Freshman All-American. In 2011, Perry led the Pac-12 with 9.5 sacks and garnered First-team All-Pac-12 honors.
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