The Lions have agreed to a deal with former Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins.
Collins is getting a three-year, $30 million deal according to Ian Rapoport. The contract comes with $18 million guaranteed. His agent tweeted the news.
Matt Patricia coached Collins in New England from 2013-16. In 2015, Collins earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl accolades. The Patriots traded him to Cleveland in 2016, where he re-signed for four-years and $50 million. The Browns released him after two years.
Last season, Collins amassed 81 tackles and seven sacks in 16 games. He forced three fumbles and helped New England's defense consistently rank as one of the league's top units.
Collins, 30, was a second round pick in New England in 2013.