The Cincinnati Bengals are making a big move in free agency and sign Cowboys Star
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Cincinnati Bengals have reached an agreement with La’El Collins, a former Dallas Cowboys right-hand tackle. In an effort to save Dallas’ cap space, the former LSU star had been cut this offseason. This allowed the Bengals to protect quarterback Joe Burrow.
Garafolo claims that La’El Collins had planned to leave Cincinnati after the meeting for another free agent visit, but the Bengals refused to let him go.
Collins was undrafted in 2015. He signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2015 and played in 74 games in six seasons. Collins, a 6-foot-4, 318-pound defensive lineman, was drafted in 2015. He played in 10 games in 2021. However, the Cowboys decided to release him because they couldn’t find a partner who would trade his assets.
Former Cowboys’ OT La’el Collins is finalizing a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, per source.
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Joe Burrow is taking the NFL by storm, particularly in the postseason. Burrow has been repeatedly beaten up over his entire career. Burrow’s offensive line problems have plagued the Bengals in each of his first two seasons. ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky suggested that Burrow could be on Andrew Luck’s track if the Bengals don’t address their offensive issues.
“This is what I’d say coming out of the game if I was Cincinnati and Joe Burrow,” Orlovsky started. “I was incredibly impressed with him again yesterday. He right now is on the Andrew Luck track. That cautions me. You watch this kid get beat up game after game after game after game. This will not last in this league.”
The Indianapolis Colts selected Luck as the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft from Stanford. As a young, promising quarterback, he was drafted into the league. In his three first NFL seasons, Luck was a promising young quarterback. The Colts were 11-5 and made the playoffs each year. In 2015, Luck’s injuries began to take their toll.
Luck suffered a variety of injuries during his NFL career. Luck retired from football after playing in 86 regular season games over seven years. Luck was fired 174 times in the six seasons he played.
As a rookie, Burrow was sacked 32x in ten games. In his eleventh game, he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. This ended his season. Burrow returned to the game this season and took another beating. In 16 regular-season games, Burrow was fired 51 times. He was also sacked 19 times in four playoff games. In just two NFL seasons, Burrow has accumulated 102 sacks.