Life comes at you fast somethings and that may be the case for former New England Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins. Collins is easily acknowledged as one of the best defensive players in the NFL and now he will be playing in a new uniform. Yesterday afternoon, the Patriots traded Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns for a third round pick.
According to ESPN,
The trade is for a third-round compensatory pick if the Browns are awarded one, a source told ESPN’s Pat McManamon. If the Browns don’t get that pick from the league, the trade is for a fourth-round pick, the source said.
“In the end, we did what we thought was best for the football team. There are a lot of things to take into consideration. I’m sure we could bring up a lot of points to talk about, but in the end, that’s really the bottom line,” Bill Belichick said on sports radio WEEI when asked about the trade.
Collins’ four-year rookie contract will expire after the season, and he was at one point asking for what one league source described to ESPN’s Adam Schefter as “Von Miller money.” The Denver Broncos gave Miller a six-year, $114.5 million deal in July, including $70 million guaranteed.
For the Browns, the trade is designed to help a defense that has struggled to stop teams this season and is especially thin at outside linebacker. No team has scored fewer than 25 points on the Browns this season, and four of eight have scored more than 30 — including the New York Jets, who defeated the Browns 31-28 on Sunday.
The Browns are currently winless on the season and maybe the addition of Jamie Collins will change that. Stay tuned to HHS1987. Follow @eldorado2452 on Twitter and Instagram for all your NFL and sports news.
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