One minute you’re a budding superstar, the next minute you’re getting traded for a compensatory third-round pick.
Jamie Collins has been dealt to the Browns.
Blockbuster deal: Patriots traded LB Jamie Collins to Cleveland for a compensatory third-round pick, sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2016
The Patriots fourth-year linebacker has had an up-and-down season and recently suffered a hip injury that sidelined him against the Bengals. He was schedule to become a free agent at season’s end.
Jamie Collins scheduled for unrestricted free agency after the season. Negotiations had not progressed. Adds context to trade.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 31, 2016
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2016
Collins has made 10.5 career sacks in his Patriots career.