Lions Restructure Jamie Collins’ Deal

The Lions have restructured Jamie Collins‘ contract, as Mike Garafolo of tweets. Collins will still earn $9MM as scheduled, except with the addition of some voidable years. The exact new cap number is not yet clear, but the linebacker will come in at a lower figure than his slated $11.3MM.

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Collins reunited with old Patriots pal Matt Patricia last offseason. Even though Patricia is out of the picture, Collins will be staying put. He still effectively has two years to go on his initial three-year, $30MM deal.

The 31-year-old (32 in October) logged a career-high seven sacks in 2019 for the Pats, plus 81 total tackles, three interceptions, and three forced fumbles. In his first Lions season, Collins did less pass rushing, but did record 101 stops.

The Lions still have some work to do on that side of the ball, such as finding a replacement for cornerback Desmond Trufant. Meanwhile, they’ve already begun to shape their wide receiver group. Tyrell Williams agreed to a one-year deal this week — the Lions hope that he’ll be serving as the WR2, behind Kenny Golladay.

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  1. jay13

    Lions have Trufant’s replacement already. Why does everyone see CB as a pressing need for Detroit. Secondary is young but it is not a glaring hole.

    Jaime Collins is a solid LB. I would like to see him in more pass rushing situations next season. Lions need to put more pressure on the QB, plain and simple. That will help immensely.

    • thebluemeanie

      Who is Trufant’s replacement? I don’t think it’s Amani, Roberts or McRae. Maybe Coleman but he’s better as the slot.

        • htrab77

          Okudah isn’t replacing anyone. He’s not dumb, he got his paycheck and now he’s gonna play the “I’m hurt” card, at least until/if the miracle happens the Lions are actually competing for a playoff spot, then he’ll miraculously heal. Just following a longggggg list of Lions draftees that have played this card to full success; Avril, Ansah, Levy, Best, Leshoure, Golladay, Kerryon, etc., could make this list a mile long but you get the idea. Oruwariye is invisible, so not sure what you could see there.

  2. bradthebluefish

    Should’ve forced the team to cut him so he could come back to the Patriots for a third time.

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