Cornerback Jalen Collins had a rough week.
First, he was suspended for 10 games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Then, he was torched by a couple of backup quarterbacks Thursday in a 23-20 exhibition loss to Miami.
Collins gave up one pass that turned into a 99-yard touchdown. He gave up several other completions, too.
“I thought it was really a tough week for Jalen,” coach Dan Quinn said Friday. “From the suspension and not playing well in last night’s game. He probably played a little more than we anticipated going in.”
Collins’ exhibition playing time will decrease as the Falcons move closer to the regular season.
“I’ll take it on a week-to-week basis, but I think it will be a little less as we are heading into the next game,” Quinn said. “Last night, I thought the whole week has been a difficult one for getting suspended to last night’s performance. We are hopeful that he can reset.”