Browns LB Collins out rest of season with right knee sprain

Collins was injured in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to Detroit while returning an interception.

FILE - This is a 2016 file photo showing Jamie Collins of the New England Patriots NFL football team. The Cleveland Browns have acquired linebacker Jamie Collins from New England, a person with knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press.
FILE - This is a 2016 file photo showing Jamie Collins of the New England Patriots NFL football team. The Cleveland Browns have acquired linebacker Jamie Collins from New England, a person with knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, because the deal has not officially been announced. Tuesday is the NFL's trade deadline. (AP Photo/File)

BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Cleveland Browns starting linebacker Jamie Collins is done for the season with a sprained right knee ligament.

Collins was injured in the first quarter of Sunday’s loss to Detroit while returning an interception. Collins had his knee twisted when he was tackled by Lions offensive lineman Graham Glasgow.

Browns coach Hue Jackson did not specify the degree of Collins’ sprain and only said there was “damage.” He will not need surgery.

The loss of Collins is another blow for the winless Browns (0-9). He’s one of their best tacklers and one of their only impact defensive players. Jackson said the team will also miss Collins’ leadership on and off the field.

Collins missed three games earlier this season with a concussion. He signed a four-year, $50 million contract during the offseason with Cleveland, which acquired him last year in a trade from New England.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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