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Nick Collins

Nick Collins - #36 - S

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 207 lbs.
Birthday 08/16/1983
Birthplace Cross City, FL
College Bethune-Cookman
Years played 8
Drafted 2005, 2nd round, 19th pick by Packers

Packers release FS Collins

Posted April 25, 2012 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
The Packers announced Wednesday that they have released three-time Pro Bowl FS Nick Collins.

Packers may consider moving Woodson to safety

Posted Jan. 28, 2012 @ 11:49 p.m. ET
Even if Nick Collins gets the OK to come back from a severe neck injury, we hear it's quite possible veteran CB Charles Woodson will switch to safety next season.

Five questions with Packers reporter Rob Reischel

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
In this week's "Five Questions," Rob Reischel, who covers the Packers for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, talks about the Packers' secondary struggles, offensive line and Clay Matthews.

Packers activate Dominguez; place Collins on I.R.

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
The Packers signed OG-OT Ray Dominguez to the active roster from the practice squad and placed Pro Bowl FS Nick Collins on injured reserve.

Moving Woodson to safety looks like a reach for Packers

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
Even though it would be an undeniably intriguing alternative, we hear the odds are against veteran CB Charles Woodson moving to free safety to replace the injured Nick Collins.

Packers 60-second rant: Safety thoughts first

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
In his rant this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush wonders if the Packers can overcome the season-ending neck injury suffered by FS Nick Collins.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of the First Fifteen, we focus on the 2-0 and 0-2 teams as we reach a critical early juncture in the young 2011 season.

Losing Collins could be costly for Packers

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
A Packers pass defense that gave up 800 yards in the first two games received a major blow Monday when it was announced that Pro Bowl FS Nick Collins will miss the rest of the season.

Packers FS Collins out for the season

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy announced Monday that FS Nick Collins will miss the rest of the season with a neck injury.

Prognosis good for injured Packers S Collins

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy revealed that the prognosis was good for starting FS Nick Collins, who was taken off the field on a stretcher with a head/neck injury Sunday.

Packers hold off Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl

Posted Feb. 06, 2011 @ 10:20 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw three TD passes and Nick Collins returned an INT for another score, leading Green Bay to a 31-25 win over Pittsburgh.

Packers by the numbers

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
Every other day leading up to Super Sunday, the Pro Football Weekly Packers team app presents a handful of interesting factoids on this year’s NFC champs on a broad variety of levels.  

Green Bay's secondary is perhaps second to none

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
The Bears' passing game has come a long way this season, but so has the Packers' secondary, which is playing some terrific ball of late.

Packers players of the week

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 1:53 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush selects the Packers' players of the game in their 45-17 rout of the Giants in Week 16 at Lambeau Field

Packers FS Collins hit with $50,000 fine

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Multiple media outlets are reporting that Packers FS Nick Collins has received a $50,000 fine for his helmet-to-helmet hit of Cowboys WR Roy Williams early in the fourth quarter of Green Bay’s 45-7 prime-time rout of the Cowboys.


Posted April 19, 2012
General manager Ted Thompson said the Green Bay Packers remain in a wait-and-see mode about the playing future of Collins. The 28-year-old Collins sustained a career-threatening neck injury at Carolina last season and had neck fusion surgery in September.||||||| Collins and the Packers have not met to discuss his future and probably won't until after the draft, agent Alan Herman said. If Collins can't play, Thompson may fill the position in next week's draft. "It's still in process, which it has been," Thompson said during his pre-draft news conference on Thursday. "It's a process that continues. We don't have any determination at this point."
Posted Sept. 18, 2011
Collins is out for the season after injuring his neck in the Green Bay Packers' victory at Carolina on Sunday.||||||| Packers coach Mike McCarthy says Collins spent the night in the hospital and arrived back in Green Bay Monday afternoon. After meeting with the team's medical staff, they determined his season was over. McCarthy says it's not clear if he'll need surgery.
Posted Nov. 08, 2010
Collins was fined $50,000 for his his helmet-to-helmet hit on Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams on Sunday.||||||| In a statement, league officials said Collins "violently and unnecessarily struck a defenseless receiver" in the neck and head area with his helmet during Sunday night's game at Lambeau Field and called it a "flagrant violation of player safety rules." Williams said after the game that he didn't think NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should punish Collins for the hit.
Posted Oct. 07, 2010
Collins sat out practice Wednesday because of a nagging knee injury and his status for Sunday is unclear.||||||| Details of Collins' injury are unclear, so continue to monitor the developments. The Packers are already without rookie safety Morgan Burnett, who was lost for the season with a torn ACL.
Posted Sept. 28, 2010
The NFL is investigating a confrontation between Collins and a fan after Monday night's loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told The Associated Press the league is "in the process of reviewing all the facts."||||||| Milwaukee's WITI-TV aired video in which Collins is seen yelling at a fan as he left the field. Collins then appears to throw his mouthpiece into the stands. According to the station's report, Collins said the fan spit on him and used a racial slur. WITI said Collins apologized for "losing his cool." Collins, who has been selected to two straight Pro Bowls, may have been frustrated after being getting called for two penalties that turned the game in the Bears' favor.