Former LSU offensive lineman, a projected top 15 pick in the 2015 NFL draft, La'el Collins went undrafted after he was remotely connected to the shooting death of a former girlfriend, Brittney Mills, in Baton Rouge.
Although Collins wasn't considered a suspect in the murder case, he was questioned by police as a person of interest due to his former relationship with the victim. That scared away NFL teams, none of which selected Collins in the recently completed seven-round NFL draft (which could've been encouraged behind the curtain by the image-conscious NFL).
After Collins reportedly passed a polygraph and paternity test revealed he is not the father of the deceased baby of Ms. Mills, it seems the ban on signing Collins has been lifted. Despite reported interest from the Bills and Dolphins, Collins has signed with the Cowboys which was first reported by Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Start-Telegram.
Cowboys have signed La'el Collins, according to a source.— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) May 7, 2015
The deal was then confirmed by several NFL sources, including the terms of the contract.
Here's the deal on La'el Collins deal with Dallas: Cowboys fully guaranteed the 3-year, $1.65 million deal, per source. Fully guaranteed.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 7, 2015
The Cowboys, who got defensive end Randy Gregory in the second round of the draft and now La'el Collins as an undrafted free agent, get two projected first round picks for what amounts to peanuts. It's good to be Jerry Jones today.
What do you think Saints fans? Should Payton and Loomis have done everything to keep La'el Collins in Louisiana and signed him as an undrafted free agent or is it okay that they seemingly passed?