Nick Collins Has Been Released, Won't Play For Green Bay Packers Again

ARLINGTON TX - FEBRUARY 06: Nick Collins #36 and Cullen Jenkins #77 of the Green Bay Packers celebrate after Collins returns an interception for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6 2011 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Green Bay Packers beat writers all dropped the bombshell that we didn't think was going to come until after the NFL Draft. Multiple writers and outlets are reporting that the team has released safety Nick Collins, who has been attempting to make a comeback from neck surgery. I'm going to give the nod to Jason Wilde, because he's the only one I saw name his source.

Brian Carriveau of Cheesehead TV and Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel provide some more useful information. Veau with the numbers, Silverstein with the reasoning.

So, that's it. Wow. Nick Collins is not going to play for the Packers again. We suspected this was going to be the case a long time ago, but it certainly didn't seem real to me until this news came out today. I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty heartbroken even though I've known it was inevitable for a long time.

Related: Ted Thompson's quotes on Nick Collins' release

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