Collins has toiled with seven different NFL clubs—mostly on practice squads—since signing with Philadelphia in 2008 as a free agent. He has earned rave reviews from Saints brass thus far for his lead blocking skills.
Here’s how all of the NFL Cougars performed in week four:
Hamza Abdullah, S, Arizona, 7th season: No recorded stats from the Cardinals’ 31-27 loss to the New York Giants.
Husain Abdullah, S, Minnesota, 4th season: Led all defenders with eight tackles (7 solo) in the Vikings’ 22-17 loss to Kansas City.
Erik Coleman, S, Detroit, 8th season: The Spokane native recorded two solo special teams tackles in the Lions’ 34-30 defeat of Dallas. Suffered what was labeled a serious ankle injury covering a kickoff in the third quarter.
Jed Collins, FB, New Orleans, 3rd season: Rushed the ball once for a 1-yard touchdown in the Saints’ 23-10 victory against Jacksonville.
Eric Frampton, S, Minnesota, 5th season: No recorded stats from the Vikings’ 22-17 loss to the Chiefs.
Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis, 3rd season: The Puyallup native caught one pass for 14 yards in the Rams’ 17-10 fall to Washington. It marked the first game this season he has not gained at least 50 yards receiving.
Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 20th season: The Spokane native was perfect on four extra-point attempts and 2 field goal tries (long of 51) in the Lions’ 34-30 win against the Cowboys. Named NF C special teams player of the month for September.
Jerome Harrison, RB, Detroit, 6th season: No recorded stats from the Lions’ defeat of Dallas.
Jason Hill, WR, Jacksonville, 5th season : Caught two passes for 34 yards in the Jaguars’ 23-10 fall to New Orleans.
Chris Ivory, RB, New Orleans, 2nd season :Did not play; on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list due to a slow recovery from off-season foot and sports hernia surgery.
Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 12th season: The Vancouver, Wash. native was perfect on a both extra-point attempts and a pair of field goals (long of 43) in the Bills’ 23-20 loss to Cincinnati. Named AFC special teams player of the week for his efforts in week four.
Ropati Pitoitua, DE, New York Jets, 3rd season: Posted four tackles (3 solo) in the Jets’ 34-17 loss to Baltimore.
Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 9th season: The Tacoma native tallied nine tackles (7 solo) in the Seahawks’ 30-28 loss to Atlanta.
Zack Williams, G, Carolina, rookie: Did not play; on injured reserve (ACL).