Jim McBride reports that the Patriots have, in fact, re-signed LB Jamie Collins to a contract on Wednesday.
Collins, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2013. The Patriots traded him to the Browns for a conditional fourth-round pick that can become a third-round compensatory pick in 2016.
The Browns then signed Collins to a four-year, $50 million contract that contained $26 million guaranteed and a $5 million signing bonus.
He was set to make base salaries of $10 million (2019) and $12 million (2020) before the Browns cut him this March.
In 2018, Collins appeared in all 16 games for the Browns and recorded 104 tackles, four sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, a recovery and four pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 58 linebacker out of 92 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.