By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com
UPDATE: Per Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, the Patriots are indeed bringing Jamie Collins back.
— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) May 15, 2019
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.
While the #Jets are subtracting, the #Patriots are adding: New England is in talks with free agent LB Jamie Collins that would bring the former 2nd round pick back to the team that made him a star. They traded him in 2016, likely bring him back in 2019.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 15, 2019
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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