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Nick Collins

Packers cut Nick Collins because of health issues

Packers cut Nick Collins because of health issues

The Green Bay Packers have released veteran safety Nick Collins because of lingering concerns over a neck injury he suffered seven months ago.

Collins suffered a season-ending neck injury Sept. 18 while trying to make a tackle against Carolina. The injury required cervical fusion surgery.

"From the beginning of this process, we have taken our time and sought numerous medical opinions while maintaining consistent dialogue with Nick," Packers General Manager Ted Thompson said in a statement released by the team Wednesday.

"In the end, we were not comfortable clearing him to play again. As with all of our players, Nick is a member of our family and we...