The Baltimore Ravens have reportedly added running back Alex Collins to their practice squad, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Collins will presumably give the franchise depth behind Terrance West, Danny Woodhead and Javorius Allen.
Collins was formerly a member of the Seattle Seahawks, but was waived on Saturday. He carried the ball 22 times for 89 yards, with one touchdown and one fumble during this preseason. It was always a possibility that he could become expendable for Seattle, due to the pick-up of Eddie Lacy this offseason.
Before ultimately deciding to become a part of the Ravens practice squad, the 23-year old Collins flirted with the idea of joining the Jets. Last regular season, Collins had 31 rushing attempts for 125 yards and a touchdown in 11 games. He also had 11 receptions for 84 yards and fumbled twice.
Despite being cut by the Seahawks, Collins offers the type of pedigree that Baltimore likes out of its runners. While a member of the Arkansas Razorbacks in college, Collins had 665 rushing attempts for 3,703 yards and 36 touchdowns. He was second in school history in rushing yards, trailing just Darren McFadden (4,590).
It’s a possibility that the Ravens could have found their diamond in the rough.
Will Alex Collins contribute to the team at some point this season?
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