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Alex Collins Misses Practice Thursday, Expected to Play Against Browns

October 05, 2018 - 11:18 am

By Joe Schiller

After being limited in practice on Wednesday with a knee injury, running back Alex Collins did not practice on Thursday.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that Collins was held out for precautionary reasons. He’s expected to start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

Assuming the report holds true, Collins’ availability shouldn’t be in question.

It’s been a struggle for Collins to find consistent production so far this season. He’s totaled 158 rushing yards and two touchdowns through four games and legitimate ball security concerns have arisen. 

Collins has already lost two fumbles and with each turnover likely comes a loss in confidence from the coaching staff and increased playing time for Buck Allen.

The two have shared snaps in the backfield so far.

Collins has yet to rush for over 68 yards in a game this and if there’s a time for him back to have a breakout performance, Sunday will be the game. The Browns currently rank 23rd against the run and are allowing 116.8 yards per game.

The Ravens have seen first-hand the talent Collins possesses and he’ll hope for a season-best performance in an important AFC North divisional game.