Giants' WR faces four game suspension

In the NFL there is one thing worse than being injured and that's getting suspended. In the case of New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Collins a failed a drug test lands him on the shelf for the first four games of the 2013 season. The question now comes what did Collins use and how will this affect him making the Giants' 53 man roster.

In the game of football, no defense can beat the timing a quarterback and receiver have with one another. For New York Giants' wide receiver Brandon Collins, recent news was not so timely. Collins violated the NFL's substance abuse policy and will be suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season. This news comes at the worst time for Collins who impressed the Giants' coaching staff throughout OTAs and mini camps this offseason.

Collins, a second year undrafted receiver out of Southeastern Louisiana University, was a member of the Giants' practice squad in 2012. Because of his play this off-season, the Giants' coaching staff and even offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said that Collins did not only have a good shot of making the Giants' 53 man roster in 2013, but also to get some playing time at the wide receiver position as well.

Now with this suspension, Collins chances of making the team have dwindled along with his chances of making an impact on the NFL level.

Giants News Update:

According to the New York Daily News, the Giants are still considering signing free agent fullback Vonta Leach who was released by the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens earlier this month. The Daily News also reported that Giants' scouts feel Leach would be a great fit for the Giants who lost their starting fullback Henry Hynoski to an MCL injury for the early part of the 2013 season. Besides the Giants, Leach has also garnered interest from the Miami Dolphins as well.

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