Rather than take a chance on putting Nick Collins back on the field and seeing
him get hurt, the Green Bay Packers chose to cut ties with Collins, releasing him on Wednesday after seven seasons with the Packers.
Collins suffered a herniated disk in his neck and underwent single-level cervical fusion surgery. Following a lengthy rehab, some specialists thought Collins could play again with risking injury. But the Packers and their doctors felt the risk was too great and decided they didn’t want to be a party to something bad happening.
The 29-year-old Collins hasn’t made a final decision on whether he is going to try to play in the NFL again. [Read more...]