By Matt McCarthy,

UPDATE: Per Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, the Patriots are indeed bringing Jamie Collins back.

The Patriots are reportedly on the verge of bringing a familiar name back to Foxboro.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Pats are in talks about a reunion with linebacker Jamie Collins, less than three years after trading him to the Cleveland Browns.

The 29-year-old Collins was released by the Browns in March. He signed a four-year, $50 million contract extension shortly after he was traded to Cleveland for a third round pick in the middle of the 2016 season.

Collins would have been owed $10 million in 2019 before the Browns released him.

The Patriots selected Collins with the 53rd overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. He made the Pro Bowl in 2015.

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