Alex Collins

Alex Collins

Running Back #36
ADP:Round: 13, Pick: 4
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 217 lb.
Born:August 26, 1994
Drafted:2016 / Rd. 5 (171)
Draft Team:SEA

Alex Collins: Back with 'Hawks

The Seahawks re-signed Collins on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Collins appeared in three regular-season games with Seattle last season, recording 18 carries for 77 yards (4.3 YPC) and two scores. He also spent time on the team's practice squad. Now back in Seattle, Collins stands to compete for a depth role in a backfield that could lose both Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde to free agency.

February 24, 2021 1:54 PM EST

Alex Collins: Sent back to practice squad

Collins reverted to the Seahawks' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Collins signed with the Seahawks in November, marking the completion of his journey back from a suspension and a broken leg. The 26-year-old running back made his first NFL appearance since 2019 and played three regular-season games, carrying 18 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns. The Seahawks' backfield is in limbo heading into the 2021 season, as Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde are pending free agents, while Rashaad Penny (knee), DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer (knee) are still unproven at the top level. Collins could be in the plans.

January 11, 2021 3:39 PM EST

Alex Collins: Elevated for playoff opener

Collins was elevated from the practice squad Friday ahead of Saturday's playoff opener against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Collins played in three regular-season games for Seattle, rushing 18 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns while adding one catch for four yards. He'll offer additional running back depth against the Rams with Rashaad Penny (knee) questionable, though the combination of Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde will likely handle all of Seattle's carries.

January 8, 2021 1:12 PM EST

Alex Collins: Bumps back to practice sqaud

Collins reverted to the Seahawks' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Collins made his third appearance for the Seahawks this year because Carlos Hyde (illness) and DeeJay Dallas (ankle) were unavailable for Sunday's win over the 49ers. The fifth-year running back rushed five times for 29 yards and a touchdown, bringing his total for the year to 18 carries for 77 yards (4.3 YPC) and two scores. Collins will be a reliable depth option as the Seahawks eye a playoff run.

January 5, 2021 1:04 PM EST

Alex Collins: Rises to active roster

The Seahawks elevated Collins to the active roster Saturday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Carlos Hyde (illness) and DeeJay Dallas (ankle) have both been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers. In turn, Collins will make his first appearance for the Seahawks since totaling 45 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Rams. Collins should slot in as the No. 3 running back behind Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny.

January 2, 2021 2:37 PM EST

Alex Collins: Won't join Seattle in Week 11

The Seahawks elected not to sign Collins off their practice squad ahead of Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest reports.

Analysis: Though Seattle is likely to be without both Chris Carson (questionable, foot) and Travis Homer (doubtful, knee/wrist/thumb) in Week 11, the team chose not to formally sign Collins, who is no longer eligible to be elevated from the practice squad without a corresponding 53-man roster move. It's a tough break for Collins, who led the Seattle backfield with 12 touches (11 carries, one reception) while scoring a touchdown in last week's loss to the Rams. Instead, the Seahawks elected to flex Bo Scarbrough from the practice squad to provide depth behind the team's two healthy backs, Carlos Hyde and DeeJay Dallas.

November 19, 2020 1:46 PM EST

Alex Collins: Demoted after busy Week 10

Collins reverted to the Seahawks' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Seattle decided to bring Collins back with a flurry of injuries affecting the RB position, and the Arkansas product delivered with 11 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-16 loss to San Francisco, adding one catch for four yards. Collins spent 2017 and 2018 in Baltimore after beginning his NFL career in Seattle, collecting 1,384 rushing yards and 13 carries over 25 games with the Ravens. With Chris Carson (foot) beginning the practice week as a non-participant, and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) held to limited availability himself Wednesday, Collins could be back in the rotation for a Thursday night home game against the Cardinals.

November 16, 2020 6:04 PM EST

Alex Collins: Lead back in loss

Collins rushed 11 times for 43 yards and a touchdown and caught one of two targets for four yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: The Seahawks leaned heavily on the aerial attack Sunday, but when they decided to run it, Collins was their guy, as he handled 11 of 13 running back carries. He was quite effective, too, proving to be a more physical runner than Travis Homer or DeeJay Dallas. He may have proved enough to be kept around moving forward, but Chris Carson (foot) may be back and ready for a full workload next week against the Cardinals, leaving a minimal role for Collins.

November 15, 2020 4:54 PM EST

Alex Collins: Joins active roster again

Collins was moved to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: This follows the Seahawks ruling out both Carlos Hyde (hamstring) and Chris Carson (foot) ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams. Collins saw 13 offensive snaps with the team in a similar bind at running back in Week 9 and he accumulated just five yards on two carries. Expect a similar type of workload with Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas doing the majority of the heavy lifting.

November 14, 2020 1:29 PM EST

Alex Collins: Officially elevated for Sunday

The Seahawks elevated Collins to the active roster Saturday, Brady Henderson of reports.

Analysis: Collins joined the Seahawks' practice squad Wednesday, but coach Pete Carroll said that he'd feel "very comfortable" with Collins having a role in Sunday's game against the Bills. The 26-year-old last played for the Ravens in 2018 when he posted 411 yards and seven touchdowns on 114 carries and 105 yards and a score on 15 receptions. Last week against the 49ers, rookie DeeJay Dallas garnered 23 touches while Travis Homer, who was battling through a knee contusion, was only available on an emergency basis. If Homer's health is improved enough, Collins likely will operate as the No. 3 back.

November 7, 2020 1:20 PM EST

Alex Collins: Ready for carries?

Coach Pete Caroll said the Seahawks would feel "very comfortable" using Collins in Sunday's game against the Bills, Brady Henderson of reports.

Analysis: Collins just joined the Seahawks' practice squad Wednesday, but he previously spent time with the team from Apr. 2016 to Sept. 2017, including 11 regular-season appearances. DeeJay Dallas is expected to handle the lead role with Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) both out this week, though it is possible Collins could complicate things, plus Travis Homer figures to get some playing time on passing downs. Dallas got 23 touches on 79 percent snap share last week, as he and Homer were the only two running backs and Homer was a bit banged up. In any case, it sounds like Collins could be called up from the practice squad for Sunday.

November 6, 2020 3:14 PM EST

Alex Collins: Likely to be elevated by Sunday

The Seahawks are expected to elevate or promote Collins to the active roster for Sunday's game versus the Bills, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Both Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) have been ruled out, so Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas are the only remaining healthy running backs on the active roster. Homer may not be at 100 percent after suffering a knee contusion in Week 7, so Collins will add necessary depth in Seattle's backfield.

November 6, 2020 2:26 PM EST

Alex Collins: Links with Seahawks' practice squad

The Seahawks signed Collins to the practice squad Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: Collins hasn't logged NFL action since 2018, when he appeared in 10 games with the Ravens, but he'll now get a shot to rejoin the team where his professional career began. Given that Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (shoulder) are both looking iffy for Week 9, and Travis Homer (knee) also nursing an injury leaves DeeJay Dallas as the only fully healthy running back on Seattle's roster, it's conceivable that Collins and his fresh legs could get called up to provide emergency depth.

November 4, 2020 1:32 PM EST

Alex Collins: Workout set in Seattle

Collins began going through COVID-19 protocols Friday with the Seahawks and could be added to the practice squad if cleared next week, Brady Henderson of reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old also worked out with Seattle in late 2019 but never signed on with the team. Collins was a fifth-round pick by the Seahawks in 2016 and had 973 rushing yards and six touchdowns the following season in Baltimore, but he hasn't seen any action since the 2018 campaign. Chris Carson (foot), Carlos Hyde (hamstring) and Travis Homer (knee) are all banged up for Seattle, so Collins would provide some necessary backfield depth if signed.

October 30, 2020 6:57 AM EST

Alex Collins: Works out with Seahawks

Collins worked out with the Seahawks on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Collins auditioned for his old team, where he rushed for 125 yards and one touchdown on 31 carries back in 2016. The Seahawks are continuing to explore options at running back after signing Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin last week to combat a long list of injuries at the position.

December 30, 2019 7:16 PM EST

Alex Collins: Auditions for Bills

Collins took part in a tryout with the Bills on Friday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Analysis: Collins required surgery in mid-July to address a broken leg and was added a three-game suspension from the NFL on Nov. 1 stemming from an offseason arrest, but he's now in the clear from both health and legal standpoints. The 25-year-old will now turn his focus toward finding employment before the season wraps up, though the fact that he didn't even take part in training camp with a club may hinder his efforts. Collins may have to wait until after Week 17 to sign a reserve/future contract with a team or some other deal that contains little guaranteed money.

December 13, 2019 4:33 PM EST

Alex Collins: Suspension lifted

Collins (leg) had his suspension lifted by the NFL, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Collins has missed the entire season due to his legal situation as well as a broken leg. Without a suspension looming, he'll be free to sign with a team once he's fully recovered from the injury.

November 19, 2019 2:56 PM EST

Alex Collins: Legal situation finalized

Collins pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor charges of possession of a handgun and marijuana, which stemmed from his March 1 arrest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: According to Rapoport, the NFL will now consider a possible suspension for Collins now that his legal situation has reached its conclusion. The running back, who was waived by the Ravens just hours after his arrest, later suffered a broken leg in the offseason, which effectively eliminated any market that might have existed for his services. Collins should be fully recovered from the injury by the end of the month and could end up surfacing with a team if he avoids a significant suspension.

October 4, 2019 4:38 PM EST

Alex Collins: Suffers broken leg

Collins underwent surgery to repair a broken leg, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Collins, an unrestricted free agent, was reportedly nearing a conclusion to his pending legal situation and drawing interest from multiple teams to play in 2019. The unfortunate timing of his injury now means that Collins will need to focus on returning to full health before searching for a new home in the league. The 24-year-old is coming off a disappointing 2018 campaign with the Ravens, in which he logged 114 carries for 411 yards and seven touchdowns across 10 games, averaging 3.6 YPC.

July 15, 2019 5:35 PM EST

Alex Collins: Facing criminal charges

Collins (foot) is facing criminal charges for possession of a handgun in a vehicle, possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana, and intent to distribute marijuana,'s Jamison Hensley reports.

Analysis: Collins crashed his car into a tree Friday morning and was waived by the Ravens later that day. Regardless of how things play out from a legal perspective, he'll likely receive some form of punishment from the NFL.

March 4, 2019 1:13 PM EST

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