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Collins Fights Through Sorrow and Controversy

After a difficult offseason in which he lost his dad and wanted a new contract, the Pro Bowl safety is off to a rousing start during the first week of training camp.

Dad would be proud. Willie James Collins Sr. died in May. He was Nick Collins' mentor, his sounding board and a rock in his life. Through it all — his dad's fight with cancer, his passing and Nick's desire for a new contract — Collins remains intent on showing last year's breakout season was no fluke. And he doesn't really care what you or I have to say. "Y'all are on the outside... Recommended Stories

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