Blockbuster deal: Patriots traded LB Jamie Collins to Cleveland for a compensatory third-round pick, sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2016
The 27-year-old is in the last year of his contract, which Schefter says makes him a prime candidate for the franchise tag.
The Browns also could sign him to a long-term deal, if they believe he can be a cornerstone of their defense going forward.
Collins made the Pro Bowl and was named 2nd Team All-Pro in 2015.