The Cleveland Browns have launched former Pro Bowl linebacker Jamie Collins.
Collins, 29, signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the crew in 2017 after being traded from the New England Patriots in 2016. The second spherical select inside the 2013 NFL Draft had 104 tackles, 4 sacks, 4 passes defensed, a compelled fumble, fumble restoration and an interception in 16 begins ultimate season for Cleveland.
The veteran defender was set to make $10 million in 2019 and had a $500,000 bonus headed his technique. The Browns saved $9.25 million in wage cap home by making the switch.
“We want to thank Jamie for his contributions to the Cleveland Browns,” Browns regular supervisor John Dorsey said in a info launch.
“These types of decisions are never easy. Jamie is a respected veteran player in this league and we wish him the best as he continues his career.”
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound linebacker made his lone Pro Bowl in 2015, after making 89 tackles and tallying six passes defensed. He moreover had 5 sacks, a league-high 5 compelled fumbles, a fumble restoration and a touchdown in 12 begins that season for the Patriots.
Collins saved it simple in his farewell to Cleveland, tweeting: “Thanks for everything, Browns.”
Collins gained a Super Bowl with the Patriots in 2015.