Lions release veteran LB Jamie Collins after unsuccessful trade attempts

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Posted at 9:56 AM, Sep 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-29 09:56:31-04

The Lions couldn't find a suitor for Jamie Collins.

Detroit released the veteran linebacker on Tuesday, a week after he was removed as a starter.

The Lions kept Collins out of practice and away from the team after Dan Campbell said they met with the 31-year-old.

They hoped to make a trade as recently as Monday. Campbell said last week they had suitors for a deal.

"We’re still working on it right now," Campbell said Monday. "That’s still in the works."

Derrick Barnes and Jalen Reeves-Maybin shared time in place of Collins in the loss to the Ravens.