INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 13: Nate Collins #98 of the Jacksonville Jaguars makes the tackle on Donald Brown #31 of the Indianapolis Colts during their game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Jaguars defeated the Colts 17-3. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Many here thought one of the pieces the Bears would need to add is a veteran defensive tackle to fill in missing snaps with the departures of Anthony Adams and Amobi Okoye. Those wishes were answered - the Bears signed defensive tackle Nate Collins to a one year deal.
Collins is a former undrafted free agent picked up by the New York Giants originally and played in 13 games with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was initially given an exclusive-rights free agent offer, but it was taken back by the team upon Collins' being arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
At the University of Virginia, he had 10.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup. Last season, Collins recorded half a sack, one pass deflection, one fumble recovery for a touchdown, and ten assisted tackles.
This move brings the Bears to the full allotment of 90 on the camp roster.