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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

Tack FF Int
11 0 0

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 16?

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
When a player is being paid as highly as Julius Peppers is, it's tough to make the case that he was worth the price on a day when he is credited with only one tackle.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
RB Matt Forté returns to the Meter this week after rushing for more than 100 yards against one of the league's toughest run defenses.

Week 16 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Bears S Chris Harris and Redskins FB Darrel Young as its Players of the Week.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 2:01 a.m. ET
There were a few players worth considering on a day when the Bears scored more than 30 points for the third time this season, but Jay Cutler gets the nod as the team's offensive player of the week.

Week 17 game times changed

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
The NFL has announced time changes for several key Week 17 matchups.

Forté finishing with a flourish

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Just as it took QB Jay Cutler some time to get a firm grasp of Mike Martz's offense, the same is true for RB Matt Forté. Now that he feels comfortable, he is finishing 2010 in a blaze of ...

Bears win shootout, Jets back in playoffs

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes, Matt Forté ran for 113 yards and the Bears beat the playoff-bound Jets 38-34 on Sunday.

Bears-Jets prediction

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
The 1-2 punch of LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene and a stout offensive line with plenty of size could be a tough matchup for for the Bears' run defense on Sunday.

Bears’ success expected to pay off for Smith

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 1:24 a.m. ET
With the Bears having secured not only a playoff berth but the NFC North title as well, some have suggested that there's no doubt Lovie Smith will be rewarded with a longer deal before next season.

Urlacher, Wilfork among those fined Friday

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
The league fined a handful of players on Friday for actions taken in Week 15 games, including Bears LB Brian Urlacher and Patriots NT Vince Wilfork.

Sanchez set to start Sunday

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
Barring a setback, Mark Sanchez will start at quarterback for the Jets on Sunday, Rex Ryan said Friday.

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
Rex Ryan's "D" has been effective at bringing down quarterbacks of late, making at least three sacks in each of the past four games and 14 sacks total during that span, and the Bears' offensive line faces a tough ...

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Devin Hester became the all-time leader in kick returns for touchdowns on Monday night, but the Jets have a pretty dangerous returner, too.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Owners should consider options other than Jay Cutler and Matt Forté this week.

Flashback: Recent Week 16 Bears performances

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 16 contests each of the last five seasons:

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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