New England Patriots

Dec 21, 2019; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots outside linebacker Jamie Collins (58) celebrates after Buffalo couldn't convert on a fourth down late in the fourth quarter of their win over the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Just a day after it was reported the Patriots were ‘working towards‘ a deal to bring linebacker Jamie Collins back to New England, it looks like that deal may be done.

On Wednesday afternoon, Collins’ agent David Canter tweeted ‘THE RETURN Part III. Congratulations…Jamie Collins.” The tweet included a graphic with Collins in a Patriots uniform.

Details of Collins’ contract have not yet been made public. Given his release from a three-year, $30 million contract that was signed in 2020, he should have a minimal cap hit in New England in 2021.

The Patriots were rumored to be the premier landing spot for Collins after he was released by the Detroit Lions last week. Drafted by New England in 2013, Collins now begins his third stint in New England.

After trading Stephon Gilmore, the Patriots have a spot open for Collins on the roster. There’s been no indication whether or not he’ll be available Sunday when the team travels to Houston to play the Texans.

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