After not playing in 2019, Alex Collins works out for NFL team
Former Arkansas standout Alex Collins is trying to make an NFL comeback. Now that his NFL suspension is lifted, a few teams appear to be interested in the former Razorback running back.
ESPN’s Field Yates reported that Collins worked out for the Miami Dolphins this week. Yates notes that the Dolphins are looking to address their backfield this offseason.
Miami is the third team to work out Collins in the last two months. Collins worked out for the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 14 and the Seattle Seahawks on Dec. 30.
Collins did not play this past season because he spent much of the season dealing with off-the-field matters. Back in March of 2019, Collins was arrested following a car crash in Owings Mills, Maryland. During the crash investigation, police officers obtained a large glass jar containing approximately five ounces of marijuana. The police report also noted a handgun was recovered from the car. The arrest resulted in charges of CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 10 grams, and Handgun in Vehicle. He was released on $,7500 posted bond. The Baltimore Ravens waived Collins hours after the arrest.
As far as his football career, the incident resulted in a three-game suspension which was handed down on Nov. 1, 2019, while he was still a free-agent. With the suspension lifted, Collins is able to return to the field as soon as he finds a team.
In three seasons (2016-18), Collins has played in 36 regular-season games, rushing 357 for 1,509 yards and 14 touchdowns. His best season came with the Ravens in 2017 when he was the team’s leading rusher, logging 212 carries for 973 yards.