The Cleveland Browns acquired linebacker Jamie Collins in a midseason trade last year, and after seeing what he could do in eight games, the team is excited about a full season with the former Pro Bowler.
“There’s lots of things about his versatility that it’s gonna be fun and challenging to find spots to cut him loose,” new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said to Patrick Maks of ClevelandBrowns.com.
After consummating the trade with the New England Patriots, the Browns signed Collins to a four-year deal reportedly worth $50 million. He’s expected to guide and influence a young defense that now features the No. 1 overall pick in defensive end Myles Garrett and another first-round pick, safety Jabrill Peppers.
In fact, Williams believes Collins is such a good athlete, he could fill in at both positions.
“He’s begging me to play safety. And I’m not saying he couldn’t be the best one out there right now,” Williams said. “If he wanted to play defensive end, he could play defensive end.”
Collins had 68 total tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble with the Browns last season.
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