Reports: Lions might trade LB Jamie Collins

Detroit linebacker Jamie Collins was held out of a walk-through for non-injury reasons Wednesday, according to the team, and multiple media outlets reported that the Lions are looking into trading the 31-year-old veteran.Collins, who is in his second season with Detroit, recorded 10 total tackles and a fumble recovery in the Lions’ first two games.However, after the team’s 35-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday, Detroit coach Dan Campbell noted the emergence of rookie linebacker Derrick Barnes, saying, “Jamie had some mistakes. It wasn’t certainly his best performance, and, yeah, I think Barnes deserves a shot. …Campbell added that Collins remains a valuable contributor on third down.”Look, Jamie is a big linebacker. He’s a very athletic linebacker,” the coach said. “The way he moves is a little bit different. Now, does he move with the same effort or have the same effort as Alex (Anzalone)? No, I don’t (think so). I think Alex just plays at a high level all of the time. That’s him. That’s how it goes.”Jamie — there are things that Jamie does well that we still have to continue to use. He’s still a mismatch on third down, particularly in the rush game, and we’ll see where this goes.”

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