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  CFL | Austin Collie to British Columbia    Fri Jan 30, 02:58 AM

Clarifying a previous report, free-agent WR Austin Collie (Patriots) is headed to the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. Initial information had Collie going to the Montreal Alouettes.

Footballguys view: Either way, it's good to see Collie back in football. Injuries and concussion problems forced him out of the NFL after flashing briefly with the Colts.

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  CFL | Austin Collie signed    Thu Jan 29, 03:27 AM

Free-agent WR Austin Collie (Patriots) signed a contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Footballguys view: Collie flashed for a brief time in the NFL. Injuries and concussion problems knocked him out of the game. It's good to see him back, although this time in the CFL. Collie will help take the place of Duron Carter, who is expected to sign with the Colts.

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Austin Collie player page


  Redskins | Work out Austin Collie    Thu Apr 10, 11:43 PM

The Washington Redskins recently worked out free-agent WR Austin Collie (Patriots).

Footballguys view: They're likely just updating their emergency list here. Collie could help as a reserve receiver if he's healthy. He'll likely have to wait until we get to training camp to get a job offer.

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Austin Collie player page


  Patriots | Several FAs could return    Fri Mar 28, 11:17 PM

The New England Patriots could consider re-signing free-agent WR Austin Collie, TE Matthew Mulligan, OT Will Svitek and DE Andre Carter at some point this offseason.

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Matthew Mulligan player page
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  Patriots | In play to re-sign Austin Collie    Fri Mar 28, 01:10 PM

The New England Patriots are still in play to re-sign WR Austin Collie.

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  Patriots | Austin Collie wants to continue playing    Sun Jan 12, 11:22 AM

New England Patriots impending free-agent WR Austin Collie said he plans to play for someone next season and is not considering retirement even though he has dealt with injuries in the past.

Footballguys view: Collie has borderline rosterable talent. So long as he's healthy there may be a team interested in his services.

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Austin Collie player page


  Patriots | Austin Collie re-signs    Thu Jan 2, 11:38 AM

The New England Patriots re-signed WR Austin Collie.

Footballguys view: Collie keeps bouncing back and forth on the Patriots roster. We'll see if he can make the gameday roster in the playoffs.

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  Patriots | Austin Collie cut    Fri Dec 27, 04:17 PM

The New England Patriots have released WR Austin Collie.

Footballguys view: The Patriots have a jam-packed wide receiving corps, and Collie is just the odd man out.

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  Patriots | Austin Collie may be active     Fri Dec 6, 07:25 PM

New England Patriots WR Austin Collie could be active for the team's Week 14 game because of the injury to WR Aaron Dobson (foot).

Footballguys view: Collie is a seasoned veteran who will be ready if he's active. We're not expecting much from Collie if he does play in Week 14.

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  Patriots | Austin Collie returning    Thu Dec 5, 09:54 AM

The New England Patriots will re-sign WR Austin Collie Thursday, Dec. 5.

Footballguys view: Collie will have minimal impact in this offense, especially with Danny Amenbdola and Rob Gronkowski are back. He shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters.

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  Patriots | Release Austin Collie    Tue Nov 5, 12:55 PM

The New England Patriots released WR Austin Collie Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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  Patriots | Austin Collie not practicing    Tue Nov 5, 12:07 PM

New England Patriots WR Austin Collie (knee) is not participating in practice Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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  Patriots | Austin Collie leaves game    Sun Nov 3, 06:35 PM

New England Patriots WR Austin Collie (knee) left the Week 9 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a knee injury and he will not return.

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  Patriots | Week 5 Inactives    Sun Oct 6, 11:31 AM

The New England Patriots have declared WR Austin Collie, OG Chris Barker, WR Matt Slater, TE Rob Gronkowski, RB Stevan Ridley, LB Steve Beauharnais, CB Tavon Wilson inactive for Week 5.

Footballguys view: With Amendola back, Collie was unnecessary today. He might be cut soon. LeGarrette Blount and Brandon Bolden will both see more work in the backfield today with Ridley out.

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  Patriots | Austin Collie signs    Thu Oct 3, 10:53 AM

The New England Patriots signed free-agent WR Austin Collie (49ers) to an undisclosed deal.

Footballguys view: He won't be a factor anytime soon and is just an injury replacement. Continue to keep Julian Edelman and Kenbrell Thompkins in your lineup instead.

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  Titans | Austin Collie working out    Tue Oct 1, 01:10 PM

Free agent WR Austin Collie (Colts) worked out for the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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  Chargers | Receivers work out    Tue Oct 1, 10:06 AM

The San Diego Chargers worked out free-agent WRs David Nelson (Browns), Austin Collie (Colts), Lavelle Hawkins (49ers), Derek Hagan (Buccaneers) and Matt Willis (Lions).

Footballguys view: There's no word on if any of these guys will be signed by the Chargers. They may just be updating their emergency list at the WR position. Willis does have experience with Mike McCoy dating back to their time together with the Denver Broncos.

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Matthew Willis player page
Lavelle Hawkins player page
Austin Collie player page
David Nelson player page


  49ers | Several moves made    Sat Aug 31, 04:49 PM

The San Francisco 49ers cut WR Austin Collie, WR Kassim Osgood, LB Chad Hall, WR Lavelle Hawkins and LS Brian Jennings. WR Mario Manningham (knee) and WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') were placed on the reserve Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: Collie may still be recovering from the torn patellar tendon he suffered last year. The 49ers knew he may not be ready until October when they signed him as a free agent earlier this year.

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Brian Jennings player page
Kassim Osgood player page
Lavelle Hawkins player page
Mario Manningham player page
Chad Hall player page
Michael Crabtree player page
Austin Collie player page


  49ers | Austin Collie could be cut    Mon Aug 26, 07:37 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Austin Collie may not be in the team's plans, according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. Branch points out that head coach Jim Harbaugh indicated during training camp that Collie had not fully recovered from a ruptured patella tendon he suffered in 2012.

Footballguys view: Some felt Collie would not be fully healthy until about October but the 49ers signed him anyway. Collie may draw some interest on the open market if he's cut but he'll have to prove that he's healthy.

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Austin Collie player page


  49ers | Could keep six WRs    Fri Aug 23, 03:46 PM

The San Francisco 49ers could consider keeping six wide receivers on their final roster. WRs Chad Hall, Austin Collie, Lavelle Hawkins and Kassim Osgood would be options if the team keeps six receivers.

Footballguys view: Osgood would be the biggest help on special teams, while Collie would be a boost for the short and intermediate passing game. The team is more likely to lean on two tight-end sets, so we still expect five wideouts on the final 53.

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Kassim Osgood player page
Lavelle Hawkins player page
Chad Hall player page
Austin Collie player page


  49ers | Austin Collie feeling good    Fri Aug 23, 03:13 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Austin Collie is feeling back to normal after being out since last October. 'My knee's 100 percent as far as healing, as far as being ready to go,' Collie said this week. 'But for anyone who didn't take part in OTAs or have offseason training or anything like that, anyone who sat out that long - 10 months - it takes time.'

Footballguys view: Collie still has only marginal value, even if he makes the team and starts opposite Anquan Boldin. We're glad to see him back and hope he can stay healthy.

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  49ers | Laurent Robinson loses out again    Fri Aug 2, 09:12 PM

The San Francisco 49ers worked out WRs Austin Collie, Lavelle Hawkins and free-agent WR Laurent Robinson (Jaguars) Friday, Aug. 2. Collie and Hawkins were signed, while Robinson continues to search for a landing spot.

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Lavelle Hawkins player page
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  49ers | Austin Collie contract update    Fri Aug 2, 06:09 PM

Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers have signed WR Austin Collie to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  49ers | Austin Collie signed    Fri Aug 2, 05:44 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have signed free-agent WR Austin Collie (Colts). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The young receivers on the 49ers roster are falling by the wayside with injuries, so this could be to get a camp body as much as anything else. Collie is more of a slot receiver, which isn't really a big role in the 49ers offense.

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  49ers | Two WRs worked out    Thu Aug 1, 09:05 PM

The San Francisco 49ers worked out free-agent WRs Laurent Robinson (Jaguars) and Austin Collie (Colts) Thursday, Aug. 1.

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Austin Collie player page


  Dolphins | Could have interest in Austin Collie    Mon Jul 29, 05:11 PM

The Miami Dolphins could show interest in free-agent WR Austin Collie (Colts) because of injuries to WR Armon Binns (knee) and WR Rishard Matthews (undisclosed).

Footballguys view: Collie is trying to make a comeback from a ruptured right patella tendon. He also has a long concussion history that clouds his NFL future. Earlier reports indicated Collie wouldn't be 100% healthy until October.

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  Jets | Austin Collie to work out    Mon Jul 22, 10:19 AM

The New York Jets will work out free-agent WR Austin Collie (Colts) Monday, July 22.

Footballguys view: The Jets need WR help and Collie would provide that if healthy. Collie is trying to make a comeback from a ruptured right patella tendon. He also has a long concussion history that clouds his NFL future. Earlier reports indicated Collie wouldn't be 100% healthy until October.

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  49ers | Interested in Austin Collie    Fri Jul 12, 09:29 AM

The San Francisco 49ers are still interested in free-agent WR Austin Collie (Colts), but they're unlikely to make a move until training camp begins.

Footballguys view: The 49ers want to see how their young WRs develop in camp before adding a veteran. Collie is trying to make a comeback from a ruptured right patella tendon. He also has a long concussion history that clouds his NFL future. Earlier reports indicated Collie wouldn't be 100% healthy until October.

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Austin Collie player page


  49ers | Could add a WR before camp    Sat Jun 15, 12:18 PM

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh did not rule out the possibility of the team signing a wide receiver before the start of training camp. The team did work out free-agent WR Austin Collie (Colts) but have not signed him at this point.

Footballguys view: Collie (knee) may not be cleared to resume football activities until October but has been getting some interest in the last week. He is trying to make a comeback from a ruptured right patella tendon. Collie has a long concussion history that also clouds his NFL future.

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Austin Collie player page


  49ers | Austin Collie works out    Thu Jun 13, 02:24 PM

The San Francisco 49ers are working out WR Austin Collie (Colts) Thursday, June 13.

Footballguys view: Collie (knee) may not be cleared to resume football activities until October but has been getting some interest in the last week. He is trying to make a comeback from a ruptured right patella tendon. Collie has a long concussion history that also clouds his NFL future.

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Austin Collie player page


  Patriots | Austin Collie works out    Tue Jun 11, 11:23 AM

The New England Patriots worked out free-agent WR Austin Collie (Colts).

Footballguys view: Collie is trying to make a comeback from a ruptured right patella tendon. He has a long concussion history that also clouds his NFL future. Collie won't be 100 percent until October and may not get signed to a deal with any team until then.

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  NFL | Austin Collie not giving up    Tue Jun 4, 12:21 PM

Free-agent WR Austin Collie (knee, concussion) is determined not to let multiple concussions end his playing career. Collie has had three serious concussions in his career, and is willing to risk permanent damage to himself to sign with another team. 'I'll sign a waiver, all right?' he said. 'They're not going to have to worry about me suing. I'll hold myself to be accountable.' Collie said he's not at risk for long-term brain issues and has been cleared by several neurologists. He's had trouble finding suitors, but he thinks one team will eventually take a chance on him. 'It would be hard to establish him in a key role due to injuries, but as a fourth wide receiver who could step up in a pinch (this season), there could be some value,' an NFC scout said.

Footballguys view: Collie is a talented player but injuries have held him back during his pro career. Many think he could end up in Denver where he would be reunited with QB Peyton Manning. However, the Broncos already have a deep WR corps after adding Wes Welker in free agency and rookie Tavarres King (Georgia) through the NFL draft.

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Austin Collie player page


  NFL | Austin Collie might not be 100 percent until October    Wed Mar 6, 10:48 PM

Free-agent WR Austin Collie (knee) is doing plenty of pool work, leg weight work, and some light running in his rehab from knee surgery. His goal is to be 100 percent ready by the time he reports to training camp for his new team, although it might take until October or so until he is full speed again.

Footballguys view: Collie could make a comeback this year with the Denver Broncos. If added by the Broncos he would be reunited with QB Peyton Manning.

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Austin Collie player page


  NFL | Austin Collie expected to be ready for camp    Sat Feb 16, 07:14 PM

Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent WR Austin Collie (knee) said he is optimistic that he will be ready for the start of training camp.

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  Colts | Issue Austin Collie statement     Sat Feb 16, 10:35 AM

Updating a previous item, the Indianapolis Colts announced Saturday, Feb. 16, that impending free-agent WR Austin Collie will not return to the team in 2013. 'Austin was a warrior and an inspiration for the franchise and Colts fans around the world,' owner Jim Irsay said. 'He was a great player for us and a superstar for our community, and will always be a part of the Colts family.'

Footballguys view: Collie will have to sign a 'prove it' deal with any team he signs with. We think the Broncos will show interest as Collie had great chemistry with QB Peyton Manning during their time together in Indianapolis.

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  Colts | Austin Collie update     Sat Feb 16, 10:22 AM

The Indianapolis Colts have informed impending free-agent WR Austin Collie that his contract will not be renewed.

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  Broncos | May pursue Austin Collie     Sat Feb 16, 08:23 AM

The Denver Broncos could look to sign Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent WR Austin Collie as he would not command a huge salary and he is familiar with QB Peyton Manning.

Footballguys view: The move just makes sense. Collie has established chemistry with QB Peyton Manning and would be an upgrade (if healthy) over veteran Brandon Stokley.

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  Broncos | Could show interest in two IND FAs    Fri Feb 15, 06:27 PM

The Denver Broncos could show interest in Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent WR Austin Collie and impending free-agent LB Dwight Freeney this offseason.

Footballguys view: Adding Collie would make sense if he's healthy. His contract wouldn't be that big and he already has established chemistry with QB Peyton Manning. Adding Freeney would make sense if the price was right. Freeney needs to get back to DE in a 4-3 after struggling as an OLB in the Colts 3-4 defense last year.

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Dwight Freeney player page
Austin Collie player page


  Colts | Austin Collie released    Fri Feb 15, 04:51 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have released WR Austin Collie.

Footballguys view: Collie's career has been cut short by injury (concussions) but he still has the ability to be productive. Don't be surprised if Denver takes a chance on him if healthy. Collie showed great chemistry with QB Peyton Manning.

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Austin Collie player page


  Colts | Austin Collie ruptures patella tendon    Mon Sep 24, 03:27 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (knee) ruptured his patella tendon and will require surgery. Collie will be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

Footballguys view: Such sad news for a player who had worked so hard to overcome his concussion problems. Without Collie in the lineup we'll see more from guys like TY Hilton and Donnie Avery.

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  Colts | Austin Collie to have MRI    Sun Sep 23, 09:28 PM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (knee) left the Week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to a knee injury. Collie will have an MRI Monday, Sept. 24.

Footballguys view: Collie is droppable after this latest injury. Andrew Luck can make another receiver beyond Reggie Wayne viable in fantasy leagues, but it is not looking like Collie will be that guy.

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  Colts | Austin Collie injures knee    Sun Sep 23, 03:31 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (knee) left the game early Week 3 after suffering a right knee sprain and will not return.

Footballguys view: Collie can't buy a break. He'll be droppable in any deep leagues where he is still being held.

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  Colts | Austin Collie probable    Fri Sep 21, 03:55 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (head) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 21, and is probable for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Collie still has to be cleared by doctors to play on Sunday. It's a good idea to pick him up in PPR leagues on this news, but try not to start him this week unless you have to. Donnie Avery's value is inching down on this development.

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  Colts | Austin Collie practices in full    Thu Sep 20, 05:20 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (head) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 20.

Footballguys view: Back to back days of full practices for Collie here. It's a good sign for his availability on Sunday against the Jaguars. If Collie plays it will negatively impact the number of targets for Donnie Avery.

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  Colts | Austin Collie fully participates in practice    Wed Sep 19, 05:34 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (head) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Footballguys view: We've seen Collie participate in practice before this year only to be inactive on Sunday. There's no way of knowing if he'll play this week. If Collie doesn't play it will give an increased role to Donnie Avery.

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  Colts | Two cleared    Mon Sep 17, 10:20 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (concussion) and OT Winston Justice (concussion) were each cleared early last week, but they did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, through Friday, Sept. 14, nor did they play in Week 2. However, Justice took part in the team's walk-through Monday, Sept. 17, and appears likely to return in Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Footballguys view: Without Collie in the lineup we'll see more from Donnie Avery. Collie is considered day to day, according to Colts coach Chuck Pagano.

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  Colts | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 16, 11:49 AM

The Indianapolis Colts have declared WR Austin Collie, QB Chandler Harnish, RB Delone Carter, LB Dwight Freeney, OL Joe Reitz, LB Pat Angerer, OT Winston Justice inactive for Week 2.

Footballguys view: Austin Collie can't seem to get over the hump to get back on the field. He's droppable in shallow leagues with this issue not resolving itself. Reitz and Justice being out means that the Vikings defense should be able to get a lot of pressure on Andrew Luck today.

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  Colts | Austin Collie suffers setback    Fri Sep 14, 11:03 PM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Friday, Sept. 14, that WR Austin Collie (concussion) suffered a setback after working out Wednesday, Sept. 12. He has not played since suffering a concussion in a preseason game Aug. 19.

Footballguys view: It sounds like Collie can't shake concussion symptoms long enough to workout on consecutive days. There is a danger that he stays in this cycle for a long time. He should be dropped in shallow leagues.

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  Colts | Austin Collie doubtful    Fri Sep 14, 01:04 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (head) is doubtful to play in Week 2.

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  Colts | Austin Collie not 100 percent    Fri Sep 14, 12:51 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (head) wasn't feeling 100 percent Thursday, Sept. 13, and he did not practice again Friday, Sept. 14, per doctors advice.

Footballguys view: We're starting to see Collie on that Jahvid Best track, where his status is more week-to-week than day-to-day. It seems like every time he practices, he has a return of concussion symptoms. No one can say when Collie will be back in the lineup for certain.

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