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La’el Collins’s contract reworked due to technicality, approved

La’el Collins


After a small snag, La’el Collins’s contract with Dallas is finalized.

According to PFT’s Mike Florio, Collins’s first contact with Dallas was disapproved by the NFL for violating the rule forbidding a raise of more than 25 percent over the previous year. The deal was resubmitted and approved, but Collins’s total compensation was reduced by $50,000. Collins’s three-year deal remains fully guaranteed.

Collins could compete to start at left guard for the Cowboys, who have three Pro Bowlers on their offensive line: left tackle Tyron Smith, center Travis Frederick and right guard Zack Martin.

Thought to be a possible first-round pick, Collins went undrafted after Baton Rouge (La.) police wished to meet with him in their investigation of the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her baby son. However, police have said Collins is not a suspect.