Kansas City listed as potential landing spot for Jamie Collins
After Wednesday, any player signed doesn’t count towards the compensatory picks that other teams could receive, so teams don’t have to worry about losing some of their own by signing a free agent. Notable players like Collins, running back Jay Ajayi, wide receiver Michael Crabtree, safety Eric Berry, and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh all remain unsigned, and CBS Sports predicted where some of these players will go.
“Unless the Patriots bring back their old friend or the Baltimore Ravens get creative to replace C.J. Mosley, Collins seems like the kind of luxury upgrade Andy Reid would love to give Steve Spagnuolo,” wrote Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports. “Kansas City’s LB situation isn’t insanely bad, but with some money to spare, they can afford to find a place for Collins, especially since LB was the one position the Chiefs didn’t address in the draft. They’ve already been aggressive to upgrade the defense, so why not finish it off? Collins got paid. Now he can contend.”
Jamie Collins was a standout with the New England Patriots, even being named to a Pro Bowl and selected Second-Team All-Pro in 2015. Instead of signing him to an extension, the Patriots decided to trade him to the Cleveland Browns midway through the 2016 season, who subsequently signed him to a four- year, $50 million contract. The team decided to release him in March, just two years into his contract.
The Chiefs have tried to improve the defense this year, and signing Collins would be another major addition for the team. It’s still unclear, however, if the Chiefs actually have any interest in bringing Collins aboard.