Patriots and Jamie Collins are reuniting

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The New England Patriots and Jamie Collins are officially reuniting. The free-agent linebacker agreed to terms with his former team on Wednesday afternoon.

The Patriots chose Collins in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. From there, he played most of his first four seasons with the team before heading to the Cleveland Browns in the middle of the 2016 season.

Now that he’s back, Collins will be vying for a spot on the linebacker depth chart. Dont’a Hightower and Kyle Van Noy are current starters for New England, while Ja’Whaun Bentley, Elandon Roberts and Christian Sam are also competing for the position.

Collins had a solid 2018 season for the Browns, totaling 104 tackles, four sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

But now the linebacker is back in New England and expected to participate in some early workouts as part of the team’s voluntary offseason program.

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