Falcons' Jalen Collins Suspended 10 games for PED violation

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Collins, 24, saw increased playing time in his second season playing in eight games for the Falcons last season, playing in six of them. This is his second infraction, hence the 10 game suspension.

For the second year in a row, former LSU CB Jalen Collins has been hit with a suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Collins was a second-round pick from LSU in the 2015 NFL Draft and has 48 tackles with two interceptions, both of which came a year ago, during his career.

The suspension will be costly to the Falcons' depth. Such are the consequences when certain choices are made. In his shortened season, Collins recorded 28 tackles, two interceptions and broke up 10 passes.

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The team says that Collins will be able to rejoin the team on November 21st, following the team's Monday night game against the Seahawks.

In fact, at least five cornerbacks took reps in a particular one-on-one drill (Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford, C.J. Goodwon, Brian Poole and Blidi Wreh-Wilson) Sunday before Collins stepped in.

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he and coach Dan Quinn face "decisions going forward", which could what to do about Collins' future with the team.

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