DT - HOU
Week 4 Outlook
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Texans and DL Maliek Collins have agreed to terms on a 1-year, $6 million contract.
Another veteran signing for the Texans as the continue to try and put together a defense. The moves pile up as a strong indication they are pushing to re-earn the trust of star QB Deshaun Watson. Last season, Collins recorded just 15 tackles with the Raiders in a down year.
Las Vegas Raiders DT Maliek Collins is not practicing Thursday due to a shoulder injury.
Collins left Sunday's game against the Bills due to a shoulder injury and has not practiced since. His status for Week 5 is not known at this time.
Cowboys defensive lineman Maliek Collins (knee) has been officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Texans.
This will make three straight games missed by Collins with the knee issue. He has two tackles and one sack in two games in 2018.
Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said he expects defensive lineman Maliek Collins to be on the field for 15-to-20 snaps in Sunday’s season opener against Carolina.
Collins is still working his way back after missing most of the summer following offseason foot surgery. He started all 16 games in 2017, recording 22 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two fumble recoveries.
When asked about Maliek Collins’ health in a recent radio interview, Cowboys VP/Director of player personnel Stephen Jones stated "At the end of the day, we do feel really good about Maliek being ready to play in that first game.” Collins missed the early portion of training camp while recovering from offseason foot surgery.
It’s great to hear optimism from the Cowboys on Collins’ availability for Week 1. Jones went on to say Collins may be on a “pitch count,” but “short of a set back,” he should be good to go. Collins started all 16 games in 2017, recording 22 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two fumble recoveries.