Falcons’ Jalen Collins Suspended 10 Games for Violating NFL PEDs Policy

Atlanta Falcons' Jalen Collins (32) runs back an interception against the Carolina Panthers in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. The Falcons won 33-16. (AP photo/Bob Leverone)Bob Leverone/Associated Press

The Atlanta Falcons announced Sunday the NFL suspended cornerback Jalen Collins for 10 games after he violated the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy.

Collins received a four-game suspension for a similar violation last April.

We are extremely disappointed that for the second straight season we are dealing with a suspension for Jalen,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. “Such are the consequences when certain choices are made. Our decisions going forward will be based on what [head coach Dan Quinn] and I feel is best for the team.”

Kelsey Conway of the Atlanta website noted Collins can continue practicing with the team through the preseason. His suspension will go into effect with Week 1 of the regular season.

In eight games last year, the 24-year-old finished with 31 tackles and two interceptions. Pro Football Focus rated him as the 22nd-best cornerback in the league, with a grade of

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2725984-falcons-jalen-collins-suspended-10-games-for-violating-nfl-ped-policy

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