FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have signed free agent LB Jamie Collins Sr. to the practice squad. Collins Sr. played in 10 games with two starts for New England last season after re-joining the team for his third stint (2013-16, 2019, 2021) on Oct. 6, 2021. In addition, the Patriots announced that they have released LB Harvey Langi from the practice squad.
Collins Sr., 32, is in his 10th NFL season after spending time with New England (2013-16, 2019, 2021), Cleveland (2016-18) and Detroit (2020-21). He originally entered the NFL as second-round draft pick (52nd overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft by New England out of Southern Mississippi. The 6-foot-3, 255-pounder played for the Patriots for four-plus seasons before being traded to the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 31, 2016. Collins was released by the Browns on March 6, 2019, and then re-signed with the Patriots on May 15, 2019. Collins signed with Detroit in the 2019 offseason and was released by the Lions on Sept. 28, 2021, after seeing action in the first two games of the year.
Overall, Collins has played in 122 career regular season games with 104 starts and totaled 700 tackles, 26½ sacks, 19 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown), 12 interceptions and 39 passes defensed. He has made seven postseason starts and posted 55 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions and five passes defensed.
Langi, 30, was elevated to the active roster prior for the games at Miami (9/11) and vs. Baltimore (9/25) and played in a special teams role in both games. The 6-foot-2, 250-pounder has had two different stints with New England after originally signing with the team as a rookie free agent out of Brigham Young in 2017 and then re-signing with the team as a free agent on May 10, 2021. He also spent time with the New York Jets from 2018 through 2020. Overall, he has played in 40 regular season games with 10 starts and has totaled 66 tackles, two passes defensed, one fumble recovery and 14 special teams tackles. Last season, he was limited to seven games with one start before finishing the year on injured reserve. Langi was released by New England on Aug. 30, 2022 and signed to the practice squad on Aug. 31.