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Ex-Packer Collins Ready For NFL Return After Neck Injury


Nick Collins hasn?t played in a game since the second week of the 2011 season because of a neck injury, which led to cervical fusion surgery and his release from the Packers before the next season started because they would not medically clear him.

Collins sent out a tweet late Monday night saying that he?s ?ready for action? and followed that up with one alerting teams looking for a ?top notch free safety? that he?s ?ready to dominate.?

The two years spent on the sideline will be a massive obstacle for Collins to overcome, but that?s only something to worry about if he gets cleared medically. Given the severity of his injury, that?s far from a sure thing even if teams still have memories of how well Collins, who turns 31 in August, played for Green Bay.

For more on this story visit: Josh Alper, NBC Sports


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