Green Bay Packers S Nick Collins didn’t report to the team’s offseason strength and conditioning program because he wants to start talking about a new deal, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
The paper reported that Collins doesn’t necessarily want a new deal before reporting, but wants to start the process. Collins’ move signals a bit of a 180 from his recent comments at a Packers fan outing, according to the Journal.
- Collins attended the organization’s annual FanFest last weekend and told reporters that he would be at the offseason program, which he said was important because of the team’s switch to a new 3-4 defense under new defensive coordinator Dom Capers.
- “I’m going to be here, and I’m going to do what I have to do to help this team,” Collins said.
- But after talking with coach Mike McCarthy, Capers and general manager Ted Thompson and learning that the team would not be initiating contract negotiations with him, Collins opted not to report on Monday.
Collins, a four-year veteran out of Bethune-Cookman, made his first Pro Bowl with the Packers in 2008 after registering seven interceptions and 72 tackles with one forced fumble.