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Packers: Nick Collins wants to play again

2014-02-05T04:40:00Z Packers: Nick Collins wants to play againState Journal wire services madison.com
February 05, 2014 4:40 am  • 

Two seasons have passed since Nick Collins played in the NFL, but the former Green Bay Packers safety still wants back in.

Although there’s been nothing to suggest anything has changed with the prognosis of Collins’ surgically repaired neck, the three-time Pro Bowler took to Twitter on Monday night to express his desire to continue playing.

“(I’m) ready for action,” Collins tweeted. “Who’s looking for a top notch free safety. This kid is ready to dominate #2014.”

The 30-year-old reiterated his desire to play in an August interview with the Green Bay Press-Gazette, but acknowledged the single-fusion surgery he underwent on his C-3 and C-4 vertebrae is too big of a gamble for most NFL teams.

It was for the Packers, who wouldn’t clear the safety to return and released him six months after suffering the career-threatening injury in a Sept. 2011 game against Carolina. He hasn’t played since, though he continues to train.

Neither Collins nor his agent, Alan Herman, returned phone messages.

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  1. Crow Barr
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    Crow Barr - February 05, 2014 8:36 am
    OK, the neck is healed, maybe he should have his head examined. Get on with life outside of playing football!
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