The Atlanta Falcons announced Friday that second-year CB Jalen Collins has been suspended for first four games of the season for a violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
The Falcons released the following statement regarding Collins’ suspension:
“We are disappointed to hear the news regarding Jalen today. I have already spoken to Jalen about this, and I have no doubt this will be something that he will learn from.”
Collins, 23, was taken in the second round of last year’s NFL draft. He’s in the second year of his four-year, $5.428 million rookie contract that included $3.324 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $681,720 for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Collins appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and recorded 17 tackles, no interceptions and no pass defenses. According to Pro Football Focus, Collins was limited to playing just 306 snaps last year to go along with a below average rating.