The club has informed the former Pro Bowl safety that he will be released, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Collins, who had a cervical fusion performed last September, has not been cleared to medically return by the team’s doctors. His agent Alan Herman confirmed the roster move to Silverstein.
Per the report, Collins was due to earn $4.05 million this season. The Packers will clear $3.05 million under the salary cap, another big chunk following the release of veteran left tackle Chad Clifton on Monday.
Collins was selected to three Pro Bowls in his eight-year career with the Packers. Now, the club needs to go about finding an impact safety to replace him.
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