Jamie Collins appears to rip Patriots on Instagram

Jamie Collins appears to rip Patriots on Instagram

Jamie Collins hasn’t won a game with Cleveland Browns, who are 0-11 on the season. Meanwhile, the Patriots are 2-1 since they traded Collins to Cleveland, and New England sits atop the AFC in the playoff standings with a 9-2 record. But if Collins’ recent Instagram post is any indication, the Browns linebacker does not appear to miss New England — not one bit. Collins posted a meme on Instagram that said: “I may not be where I need to be, but thank God I’m not where I used to be.” He also tagged Patriots defensive tackle Anthony Johnson in the post. Collins’ departure was somewhat surprising as the linebacker was one of the Patriots best players, as noted by safety Devin McCourty. But Collins

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