Well, shoot. This is hard to write about. Nick Collins, Green Bay Packers’ Safety who suffered a neck injury against the Panthers in the second week of the 2011 season has been released by the team. Nick Collins was drafted by the Packers in 2005 in the second round. He started ninety-five games and had twenty-one interceptions, five fumbles, two fumble recoveries and four touchdowns. He owns a record through the Packer franchise with nearly 300 interception return yards in 2008.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, there you have it.
I’m going to go cry now.
P.S. I forgot to mention the fact that he was let go out of concern of his neck injury, and the risks associated with him furthering his career all around, not that we didn’t believe he would do well. My apologies.
Most of my followers will recognize this man, Chad Clifton, as the tackle for the Green Bay Packers. Unfortunately, no longer will he be known as the offensive tackle for the Pack, but the former. Due to a failed physical he has been released from the Green Bay Packers.
"Clifton helped pave the way for a 1,000-yard rusher in eight of his 12 seasons in Green Bay and was a part of top-10 offenses in nine of those seasons. From 2000-11, he was a member of offensive lines that allowed a total of 350 sacks, good for No. 3 in the league over that span. Clifton helped limit the opposition to a franchise-low 14 sacks in 2004 as the Packers did not allow a sack in eight games, another single-season club record. He played on eight playoff teams in Green Bay, highlighted by the 2010 squad that won Super Bowl XLV."