Miami Dolphins wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow (84) runs for a touchdown ahead of Atlanta Falcons linebacker Jack Lynn (43), cornerback Jalen Collins (32) and defensive back Marcelis Branch (35), during the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Photo: Wilfredo Lee/AP
Photo: Wilfredo Lee/AP

Rough week for Collins got worse

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.”

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