Two years after the Browns sent a third-round pick to New England for Jamie Collins, the Patriots are in talks with the Browns to get him back.
The Patriots are having issues with their front seven and believe a return of Collins may be needed for the stretch run coming up shortly. Collins had some issues during his first stay in New England but Belichick may be desperate enough to take a chance at bringing him back. He was a second-round pick of the team back in 2013 and played 50 games for them before being dealt to Cleveland.
With the exception of the Los Angeles Chargers game, Collins has had a decent season for the Browns. Through 8 games, he has 55 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 interception, 1 pass breakup and 1 forced fumble. He hasn’t lived up to expectations, but has shown flashes.
Collins signed a meaty contract with the Browns in January 2017, a 50-million-dollar deal over four years. He has underachieved with the exception of those few bright spots this season. It is a very safe bet that if the Browns do send him back to New England, they will not get anything close to what they got to get him in the first place.
The trade deadline is this Tuesday October 30th at 4pm.