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Packers’ Nick Collins makes it official

It has been nearly three years since Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins played his last down in green and gold. We all watched in horror as he lay motionless on the ground after trying to make a play. We collectively held our breath as the medical team strapped him to a board and only exhaled when he waved to the crowd to let them know he was okay. But that was the last time we...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Packers safety Nick Collins officially retires from NFL

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Nick Collins held out hope for as long as he could, but the former Green Bay Packers safety has retired from the NFL. Collins underwent C3/C4 neck fusion surgery soon after an injury suffered in Week 2 of the 2011 season forced him to be carted off the field. The Packers released Collins on April 25, 2012. Since then, Collins has tried to work his way back into...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Packers S Nick Collins Officially Announces Retirement From NFL

  Former Packers S Nick Collins officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday. “I’m officially announced my retirement from the NFL,” Collins said in a statement posted on his Twitter account. “I also would like to thank my family, friends, and the Packer Nation for the love and support.” Collins, 31, suffered a career-ending neck injury at the start of...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The best draft pick the Packers ever spent on a safety

2010 is an iconic year in Packers history and one of the best Cinderella stories imagineable, but it was also the last full season that the Packers best safety ever played. Nick Collins was a second round draft pick in 2005, but came with fairly modest expectations as he came from a relatively small school in Bethune-Cookman. Needless to say Collins obliterated any reasonable expectations...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Retired Packers All-Pro Safety Eyes NFL Comeback

Nick Collins was among the best young safeties in the NFL when a neck injury ended his football career in 2011. Or so it seemed. Collins, 30, was in the midst of three straight Pro Bowl seasons (2008-2010) with the  Green Bay Packers when he suffered the career-threatening neck injury. The Packers released Collins that offseason, with general manager Ted Thompson fearing that the...
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Should The Steelers Bring Former Packers S Nick Collins In For A Look?

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't a team that goes after high-priced free agents during the offseason as they choose instead to shop in the bargain bin. With it looking like veteran free safety Ryan Clark might not be back in 2014, the Steelers could use a low-priced veteran with experience to fill his void for one or two season until a younger draft pick is fully groomed for the long...
Via Steelers Depot
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins eyes NFL return

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Nearly two years after a serious neck injury forced him out of football, former Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins has his sights set on a return to the NFL. "Who's looking for a top notch free safety," Collins posted on his Twitter account. "This kid is ready to dominate 2014." Collins also tweeted "Nickdapick36 is ready for action." Collins was injured in...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Packers S Nick Collins Hoping To Play Again

Former Packers S Nick Collins mentioned via his Twitter account that he would like to return to the NFL next season. Who’s looking for a top notch free safety. This kid is ready to dominate #2014 — Nick Collins (@nickdapick36) February 4, 2014   Nickdapick36 is ready for action. — Nick Collins (@nickdapick36) February 3, 2014 Collins, 30, suffered a career-ending neck injury...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collins Wants to Play Again-Will He Get the Opportunity?

Former Packers Safety Nick Collins has not played since injuring himself in the 2011 season. He is hoping his inactivity will soon come to an end. Collins took to Twitter late Monday night, declaring himself ready to play and “dominate” in the process:       This was the second tweet Collins had made on Monday in an effort to gain some interest around the league:    ...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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