Packers release former Pro Bowler due to career-threatening neck injury
S Nick Collins won't play for the #Packers because they are not comfortable with him playing again after neck surgery.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) April 25, 2012
We always hear people say that the “NFL is a business” and we know that ultimately every owner and general manager is going to do what’s best for the team. It’s unfortunate, but it’s the facts.
On Wednesday, the Green Bay Packers proved that to be true by announcing the release of fan favorite safety, Nick Collins.
The 28-year-old suffered a serious neck injury last season and had neck fusion surgery in September. Collins has made three Pro Bowls and has recorded twenty-one career interceptions. When healthy, he’s undoubtedly one of the best safeties in the NFL.
He expects to make a full recovery and hopes to catch on with a different team soon.
Absolutely disgusted how the Packers handled Nick Collins. You do not cut a player who is injured, let alone a career threatening one.
— Jacob (@Jake_Broge) April 25, 2012
What!!! Packers going to release Nick Collins??? Wow
— NickBarnett (@NickBarnett) April 25, 2012
Thank you Nick Collins for all you did with the #packers and giving us a SB ring. You will be missed. If not for injury you'd b 1of the best
— Michael A Canfora (@MiKe28CanFoRa) April 25, 2012
Thanks for the good years as a Packer Nick Collins you will be missed in the Packers secondary
— Richie Hunter (@R5Hunter) April 25, 2012
Wtf?! Worst news to wake up to. Nick Collins was released.. Ted Thompson better pull something special out his ass for this move #SadTweet
— Tommy Torres (@UKnowBigTom) April 25, 2012
Packers Cut Nick Collins. SMH, Career Over B4 It Started…
— Jon Jon (@jonathan6160) April 25, 2012
Dammit packers got rid of nick Collins cmon now guys were trying to build success not break it!!!
— nick Johnson (@njnsn78) April 25, 2012