The Atlanta Falcons announced Sunday that CB Jalen Collins has been suspended without pay for the first 10 games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Collins will be eligible to return to the Falcons’ active roster on Tuesday, November 21 following the team’s November 20 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Collins is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff released the following statement regarding Collins:
“We are extremely disappointed that for the second straight season we are dealing with a suspension for Jalen. Such are the consequences when certain choices are made. Our decisions going forward will be based on what Dan and I feel is best for the team.”
This is Collins’ second PED suspension since he entered the league a few years ago.
Collins, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Falcons back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $5.428 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $928,439 and $1,175,159 over the next two years.
In 2016, Collins appeared in eight games and recorded 31 tackles, two interceptions and 10 pass defenses for the Falcons.