'Very Difficult Day': Packers Release Collins

The three-time Pro Bowl safety had cervical fusion surgery done on Sept. 30. Entering last season, Collins ranked second among the NFL's safeties with 17 interceptions over the previous three years. The decision comes one day before the start of the draft.
April 25, 2012

Collins' Decision Lingers Over Draft Plans

With one week before the draft, Packers general manager Ted Thompson held his annual pre-draft news conference on Thursday. One of the big questions is what the Packers will do at safety with Nick Collins' future in limbo.
April 19, 2012

Most Important Decision of Offseason Awaits

Everything that's happened since the season ended will take a back seat to Nick Collins' life-altering decision. As coach Mike McCarthy said: "To have Nick Collins back on the practice field and playing games would be huge, but this is more than football."
April 1, 2012

Thompson Talks (But Says Little) at Combine

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson admittedly isn't a wealth of information, and he held true to form ... for the most part. Here are the highlights of Thompson's 19-plus minutes with reporters, including some medical updates.
February 24, 2012

Budget Busters and Bargains: No. 4 on Lists

In Part 3 of our series, we tell you the players who earned (and didn't earn) their 2011 salaries. We continue with a minimum-salary performer who played just as well as a high-priced veteran and the sad case of Nick Collins, whose big-play ways were sorely missed.
February 8, 2012

Collins Coming To Defense's Rescue?

With communication errors leading to a bunch of big plays against what had been a stingy Packers defense, injured Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins hopes his insight will be part of the solution.
November 9, 2011

Where Do Packers Turn Without Collins?

We break down the options on defense with three-time Pro Bowler Nick Collins out for the season. "It's definitely a punch in the gut," said Charlie Peprah, who figures to take the reins at safety. Just how big is the drop-off, and is there another option?
September 19, 2011

Numbers Show Collins' Big Impact

It's a small sample, but Cam Newton's passer rating was dramatically higher after Nick Collins' exit on Sunday at Carolina. In fact, based on the numbers in the first two games, Collins' injury might be a much bigger deal than Tramon Williams' injury.
September 19, 2011