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Browns news: Linebacker Jamie Collins missed Week 3 with concussion

Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl linebacker Jamie Collins was out for the team’s Week 3 tussle with the Indianapolis Colts because of a concussion. This was announced by team head coach Hue Jackson on Friday and reported by Patrick Maks of ClevelandBrowns.com.

“We’re losing one of our better players, one of our good players on this [Collins] team,” Jackson said. “We’ve got to step up and put some guys out there.”

It’s true. Collins has been among the best players on the Browns defensive unit this year. Collins has 11 total tackles and has forced a fumble through two games this season. With Collins on the sidelines this Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts’ offense had its way with Cleveland en route to a 31-28.

Collins was traded to the Browns from the New England Patriots last year for a 2017 third-round pick, and he signed a $50-million, four-year extension deal with the Browns back in January, which shows he’s fully into the idea of helping the rebuilding phase of the franchise.

Collins suffered the injury in Week 2’s 24-10 road loss to the Baltimore Ravens and in his absence, Jackson plugged linebacker James Burgess Jr. into the starting lineup. Burgess has been impressing early this season with two tackles and a sack against the Ravens.

Indianapolis was just 28th in the NFL with just 11.0 points per game before dropping 31 yesterday afternoon.