Bills Worked Out Five Players Including RB Alex Collins

     

Marcel Louis-Jacques reports that the Buffalo Bills hosted five players for tryouts on Friday including RB Alex Collins.

The full list of tryouts for the Bills includes:

  1. P/K Kaare Vedvik
  2. RB Alex Collins
  3. RB Ricky Ortiz
  4. DB A.J. Howard
  5. DB Chris Johnson

The NFL officially reinstated Collins from suspension on last month after serving his three-game suspension for a prior arrest.

Collins, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2016. He was entering the second year of his four-year, $2.566 million contract that included a $184,384 signing bonus when he was cut loose by the Seahawks at the start of the 2017 season.

Collins signed on to the Ravens’ practice squad a few days later and was eventually promoted to their active roster. The Ravens brought him back on an exclusive rights contract last year but was released back in March following his arrest. 

In 2018, Collins appeared in 10 games and rushed for 411 yards on 114 carries (3.6 YPC) to go along with 15 receptions for 105 yards receiving and eight total touchdowns.

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

Vedvik, 25, wound up signing on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Marshall back in 2018. He agreed to a three-year, $1.71 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $570,000 for the 2019 season.

The Ravens traded Vedvik to the Vikings for a fifth-round pick, but he was cut loose after only a few weeks. New York claimed Vedvik off of waivers before waiving him a few weeks into the regular season. 

During his college career at Marshall, Vedvik converted 10 of 16 field goal attempts (62.5 percent) to go along with 41 of 42 extra point tries (97.6 percent) over the course of 26 games.

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