Campbell says Lions looking to trade LB Collins
By: Mike Stiles - Friday, September 24, 2021

Jamie Collins (photo courtesy of DFP)

(ALLEN PARK) – Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins didn't report to the practice facility on Thursday, and coach Dan Campbell confirmed that the team is exploring a trade for the nine-year veteran. Campbell felt it was important to be transparent throughout the process, explaining that the team has met with the one-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion to communicate their plans. The Lions are hoping to complete the process sooner than later, Campbell said, but they're not putting a timetable on it either. Campbell said they have suitors. Campbell says the staff also felt it was time for Derrick Barnes and Jalen Reeves-Maybin to play more. After a two-game assessment, Campbell and the coaching staff indicated this was the best decision to open up more opportunities for other guys. Collins racked up 10 total tackles with a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery in back-to-back losses to San Francisco and Green Bay.