Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances, the team announced Sunday.
Collins was also banned for the first four games of 2016 for the same violation.
“We are extremely disappointed that for the second straight season we are dealing with a suspension for Jalen,” said Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff in a statement. “Such are the consequences when certain choices are made. Our decisions going forward will be based on what Dan and I feel is best for the team.”
Collins’ role in his second year expanded, especially after the Falcons lost star cornerback Desmond Trufant to a season-ending injury halfway through the year.
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