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Nate Collins - #93 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 296 lbs.
Birthday 12/14/1987
Birthplace White Plains, NY
College Virginia
Years played 4

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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11 0 0

Changes, same problems for Bears' O-line

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
The Bears are hoping this week’s changes to the starting O-line will be the solution to the OL problems they have been struggling with for years.

Bears OG Rachal leaves team for personal reasons

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Bears OG Chilo Rachal left the team for personal reasons. He was placed on the reserve/left squad list.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers deal Lions tough blow

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Packers ground out a win at Detroit, leaving the Lions with plenty of work to do to get back into the playoff race.

Kaepernick, Smith lead 49ers in romp

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:31 a.m. ET
Colin Kaepernick threw two TD passes and Aldon Smith racked up 5½ sacks as the 49ers crushed the Bears, 32-7 on Monday night.

Report: 49ers QB Smith ruled out, Kaepernick to start

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
49ers QB Alex Smith has been ruled out for Monday night’s game against the Bears, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported.

Ditka hospitalized after minor stroke

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 10:10 p.m. ET
Former Bears coach and current ESPN analyst Mike Ditka suffered a minor stroke on Friday.

Bears announce Campbell will start Monday night

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Bears ruled QB Jay Cutler out for Monday night’s game against the 49ers. Jason Campbell will get the start.

Hall Call: Lance Briggs

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
Are Bears WLB Lance Briggs' name and numbers "big" enough for him to one day be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Urlacher says again he'd lie about concussion

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
Bears LB Brian Urlacher said Thursday he would still lie to cover up a concussion, reiterating a point he made earlier in the season.

Jim Harbaugh hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is having a minor procedure done at Stanford Hospital on Thursday for an irregular heartbeat.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Bears-Niners bash weighing heavy on brain

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush reflects on the head-scratching subplots in Monday night's matchup between the Bears and Niners.

Texans LB Dobbins fined $30,000

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Texans LB Tim Dobbins $30,000 on Wednesday for his hit on Bears QB Jay Cutler. Dobbins said he will appeal the fine.

Key matchup: Bears RBs Matt Forte and Michael Bush vs. 49ers defense

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
In today’s Key Matchup we examine one battle that will help decide the Bears-49ers game in Week 11.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Injuries could dull 2012's best one-two prime-time punch

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
What appeared to be great NFL drama in Week 11 took a potentially big hit with three significant QB injuries.

Bears sign QB McCown

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
The Bears brought back QB Josh McCown on Tuesday and waived TE Brody Eldridge.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 14, 2013
The Chicago Bears say they have signed defensive tackle Nate Collins to a one-year contract. The Chicago Bears say they have signed defensive tackle Nate Collins to a one-year contract.||||||| Collins played in nine games with Chicago last season, recording 13 tackles. He has appeared in 22 games over three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Bears and has 23 tackles in his career.
Posted July 19, 2012
The NFL says Chicago Bears defensive tackle Nate Collins has been suspended without pay for the upcoming season opener for violating its substance abuse program. The punishment was announced Thursday. The league did not say what the violation was.||||||| Collins was also fined an additional game check but will be able to return to the active roster on Sept. 10, a day after the opener against the Indianapolis Colts.
Posted May 23, 2012
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with Collins.||||||| Collins played in 13 games over the past two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia with the New York Giants in 2010.
Posted Feb. 27, 2012
Virginia State Police say Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Nate Collins has been charged with possession of marijuana.||||||| A state police spokeswoman said Monday that Collins was on Route 29 when his vehicle was stopped for an illegal window tint. A trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from Collins' vehicle and the spokesman said Collins agreed to allow the trooper to search his 2011 Dodge. State police said a small amount of marijuana was found. Collins also was charged with a window tint violation.

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