Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins has been suspended ten games by the NFL for violating their PED policy and will miss the first ten games of this season. Collins is eligible to still practice with the team and play in preseason games before the season starts but isn’t allowed to be around the team once his suspension kicks in.
Collins will be eligible to return to the Falcons November 21st after their Monday Night Football game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff issued a statement after the suspension was announced and he said (via Tom Pelissero) that, “We are extremely disappointed that for the second straight season we are dealing with a suspension for Jalen. Such are the consequences when certain choices are made. Our decisions going forward will be based on what Dan and I feel best for the team.”
Last year for the Falcons, he had 28 tackles, 10 pass breakups, and two interceptions in 636 snaps.