Austin Collie | WR | New England Patriots
Posted: 12/5/2013 11:23am et
The New England Patriots will re-sign WR Austin Collie Thursday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: Throw Collie into the mix with Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson as a bunch of guys capable of a big game in any given week but good luck guessing when their turn comes up in the rotation.
Posted: 11/5/2013 11:00pm et
The New England Patriots released WR Austin Collie on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Huddle Up: As long as Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman are semi-healthy and playing, there's simply no room for Collie in N.E.
Posted: 10/3/2013 1:20pm et
The New England Patriots signed free-agent WR Austin Collie (49ers) to an undisclosed deal.
Huddle Up: Could this be a sign that Danny Amendola isn't progressing from injury as hoped? In any case, whether it's RBs or pass-catchers, Bill Belichick loves to have a variety of chess pieces to maneuver, and this is just another option to further cloud the fantasy WR picture in New England.
Posted: 8/26/2013 10:53pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Collie has 4 preseason receptions for 39 yards, and with rookie Quentin Patton (team-leading 4 catches for 35 yards) and LaVelle Hawkins (105-yard kickoff return TD) stepping up in the Niners' Week 3 preseason win over the Vikings, the star-crossed wideout could find himself looking for work again.
Posted: 8/2/2013 6:17pm et
The San Francisco 49ers have signed free-agent WR Austin Collie (Colts). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: This is an intriguing signing for fantasy owners. Collie's battle with concussions is well-documented but if he can stay healthy, Collie has a chance to shine in the 49ers' offense. San Francisco has very little at receiver after Anquan Boldin right now. Collie's an excellent route-runner who, when healthy, gives Colin Kaepernick another guy he can trust on a consistent basis. As long as Collie's ADP doesn't get out of control, he's worth a look.
Posted: 7/22/2013 12:08pm et
The New York Jets will work out free-agent WR Austin Collie Monday, July 22.
Huddle Up: Collie has made the rounds this offseason. The key for him will be passing a physical and convincing a team he'll be able to stay healthy.
Posted: 7/12/2013 12:08pm et
The San Francisco 49ers are still interested in free-agent WR Austin Collie, but they're unlikely to make a move until training camp begins.
Huddle Up: Collie makes sense for San Francisco given the need for a receiver with Michael Crabtree sidelined for at least two months. If healthy, he'd be a quality complement to Anquan Boldin in the 49ers passing game.
Posted: 6/16/2013 6:18pm et
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.
Huddle Up: In other words, both issues -- the state of the Niners' WR corps and Collie's NFL future -- remain in flux. San Fran definitely could use another wideout with Michael Crabtree (Achillies' tear) out until late November at the earliest and Mario Manningham still recovering from last season's knee issues. Collie, though, and his history of concussions might be too risky of a signing for the club.
Posted: 6/11/2013 5:25pm et
The New England Patriots worked out free-agent WR Austin Collie (Colts) on Tuesday, June 11.
Huddle Up: There are injury concerns with slot WRs Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman, but would the Pats really have the roster space for Collie, who has missed a combined 22 games over the past 3 seasons?
Posted: 3/7/2013 1:15pm et
Free-agent WR Austin Collie (knee, concussions) 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.
Huddle Up: A no-risk, incentive-heavy 1-year deal from some team is likely the best hope for Collie, who caught 118 passes, including 15 scores, over this first NFL seasons in 2009 and '10.
Posted: 2/16/2013 8:08am et
The Indianapolis Colts have released WR Austin Collie.
Huddle Up: The talented Collie has struggled to stay healthy, with his most recent issue being a spate of concussions. If he's cleared to return to action, the Broncos could be interested in him as a slot receiver for Peyton Manning.