Tag:Nate Collins
Posted on: February 27, 2012 4:54 pm

Jags DL arrested on marijuana possession charges

Nate Collins was pulled over for illegal window tint. That turned out to be the least of his issue. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

Jaguars defensive lineman Nate Collins was arrested for marijuana possession in Warrenton, Virginia last week, according to the Fauquier Times-Democrat (via the Florida Times-Union's Tania Ganguli).

Collins, a former University of Virginia player, was originally signed to the Giants' practice squad in April 2010. He spent the last two seasons in Jacksonville and will be an exclusive right's free agent this offseason. He played in 12 games in 2011 registering a half a sack and one pass defended.

The Times-Democrat reports that Collins was pulled over by a Virginia state trooper for illegal window tint, the officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car and "found a duffle bag with marijuana joints in the trunk."

As an exclusive rights free agent, Collins can only sign with his previous team, assuming the Jaguars offer him a contract. The marijuana possession charge certainly doesn't help Collins' job prospects in Jacksonville -- where there's a new owner and a new head coach -- or elsewhere.

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