This explains why a team has yet to sign him to a contract.
Collins continues to deal with off-the-field issues and it’s getting to the point where he’ll really need to prove he’s worth a giving him another opportunity, given that this is his second suspension in 2017.
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 was set to make base salaries of $928,439 and $1,175,159 over the next two years when the Falcons elected to cut him loose on Tuesday.
Collins just finished serving his 10-game suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. However, it appears as though Atlanta didn’t want to create a roster spot in order to keep him.
In 2016, Collins appeared in eight games and recorded 31 tackles, two interceptions and 10 pass defenses for the Falcons.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.