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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

Jets sign TE Epps

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
The Jets signed TE Dedrick Epps off the Bears’ practice squad, the team announced Friday.

Forte reportedly has high ankle sprain

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
Matt Forté reportedly suffered a high right ankle sprain during the Bears' loss to Green Bay Thursday night.

Matthews, Packers sack Bears

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Clay Matthews had 3½ of the Packers' seven sacks of Jay Cutler as Green Bay beat Chicago, 23-10 Thursday night.

Forte leaves game with ankle injury

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 10:53 p.m. ET
Bears RB Matt Forte left Thursday night's game against the Packers in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

Jennings out, Tillman in for Bears-Packers

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman (shin) will play in Thursday night’s game and Packers WR Greg Jennings (groin) is inactive.

Five minutes with a legend: Dan Hampton

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton offers up his most memorable moments from the Bears-Packers rivalry.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Packers were a popular pick to win the NFC North, but after one game, they are looking up at the rest of the division.

Bears add OT Scott

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The Bears signed OT Jonathan Scott and waived P Ryan Quigley on Monday, and DT Nate Collins was reinstated to the Bears’ active roster.

Cutler, Bears spoil Luck's opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 5 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, and the Bears spoiled Andrew Luck's debut in beating the Colts 41-21 Sunday.

Bears promote RB Allen from practice squad

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
The Bears promoted RB Armando Allen from the practice squad on Saturday, the club announced. 

Bears feeling out right mix of reps for Hester, Jeffery

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
When the Bears drafted Alshon Jeffery and signed RS Eric Weems, it fueled speculation regarding Devin Hester’s role.

NFL Links: How hot is Reid's seat in Philly?

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
A Philadelphia writer thinks anything short of a Super Bowl appearance could get Eagles coach Andy Reid fired.

Key matchup: Colts OLT Anthony Castonzo vs. Bears DE Julius Peppers

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Wednesday's Key Matchup looks at the battle between Bears DRE Peppers and Colts OLT Castonzo.

Bears' Urlacher vows to play Week One

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher told a Chicago TV station that despite his balky knee, he plans to play Week One against the Colts.

Adibi, McCown among Bears' cuts

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 7:07 p.m. ET
The Bears got down to the 53-man roster limit by cutting several players, including QB Josh McCown and LB Xavier Adibi.

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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