Collins due to his large cap number (approximately 13-million dollars) was an easy target, and gives the team $9.2 million in cap space.
Collins had a 7-21 record with the Raiders over his two-year tenure with the team.
He completed 302 passes for 3,759 yards with 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions last year.
With the league extending the deadline to gain cap compliance, the Raiders continue to discuss a deal with Collins. There may be a deal to make that would net them significant savings while keeping Collins in tow. They could then pull back the release of Collins prior to the deadline for compliance - which has been delayed until Wednesday at midnight.
Still possessing a big-arm, Collins is a vertical game type quarterback and has shown the tendency to be prone to turnovers. While his decision making process has improved, he still locks on receivers far too often. He will receive some serious interest in free agency, as he remains a viable starting quarterback option.