Has incredibly good mobility and agility for a man his size. Adjusts well in space and make up for mistakes. Is a solid learner.
Not a supreme technician. Could use his hands a little bit better. Doesn't have very good foot-speed if beaten off the edge.
Adequate rotational O-lineman.
Movements & Injuries
Released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a five-year contract.
Declared free agent.
Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Signed by the Cincinnati Bengals to a four-year contract.
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 4th round (112th overall) in 2008.
Bucs add LT Anthony Collins at 5 years, $30M | 03/13/2014 10:38 AM
Bucs signed LT Anthony Collins to a five-year, $30 million contract.
The deal includes $15 million guaranteed. Collins was our No. 4 tackle in free agency, behind only Eugene Monroe, Jared Veldheer and Branden Albert. The former Bengal was a dominant pass blocker last season, giving up zero sacks, one quarterback hit and 12 quarterback hurries even though Andy Dalton attempted 586 passes. Collins is an upgrade on oft-overweight Donald Penn, who is now firmly on the trade block. The Raiders should be on the phone.
Collins to pick between CAR, CIN, and TB | 03/12/2014 11:18 PM
The Tampa Bay Times reports free agent LT Anthony Collins will choose between the Bucs, Bengals, and Panthers.
Greg Auman on Twitter
Per Bucs beat writer Greg Auman, all three clubs have offered Collins "comparable money." Collins would be a huge get for Carolina, which recently lost LT Jordan Gross to retirement. Collins visited Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
Anthony Collins visiting the Buccaneers | 03/11/2014 6:24 PM
Free agent OT Anthony Collins will visit the Bucs.
Rick Stroud on Twitter
The Bucs are viewed as the heavy favorites to sign the former Bengal, so it's quite possible he doesn't leave Tampa. With the tackle market gutted in the first hour of free agency, Collins is the top option remaining.
Bucs negotiating with Anthony Collins | 03/09/2014 8:16 PM
The Baltimore Sun reports the Buccaneers are expected to sign free agent OT Anthony Collins "provided that he doesn't re-sign with the Bengals."
Per the report, Tampa would pay Collins $6.5 million to $7 million per year. The Bengals remain very much in play, as the Bucs are also negotiating with Rodger Saffold. If the Bucs signed Collins, it's possible they'd release LT Donald Penn. Collins is a left tackle. Saffold is a guard/right tackle.
Bengals working on deal with LT Collins | 03/07/2014 5:21 PM
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Bengals are working on a deal with free agent LT Anthony Collins.
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Collins remains likely to test the market, but the Bengals are "hoping" to re-sign him before the start of free agency next week. He graded out as a top-25 left tackle in pass protection last season and is drawing interest from multiple teams. Re-signing Collins would allow Cincinnati to keep Andrew Whitworth at left guard moving forward.
Collins may be allowed to test market | 02/10/2014 9:05 PM
The Bengals are interested in re-signing impending free agent LT Anthony Collins, but are willing to let him test the market.
Collins was stellar in pass protection last season, and re-signing him would allow the Bengals to keep OL Andrew Whitworth at the guard position he flourished in the second half of 2013. Cincinnati is prepared to let Collins walk, however, if another team is willing to pay over the odds. The best-case scenario for the Bengals is Collins finds a soft market and returns at a discounted price. Collins is our No. 5 free-agent offensive tackle.
Bengals would like to re-sign OT Collins | 02/07/2014 11:09 AM
The Bengals would like to re-sign free agent OT Anthony Collins.
Collins, 28, started the final six games, including the playoff loss to the Chargers, at left tackle and was stellar in pass protection. It allowed Pro Bowl LT Andrew Whitworth to kick inside to left guard where he dominated physically. Collins checks in as our No. 5 free-agent offensive tackle, behind Carolina's Jordan Gross.