Former Cowboys offensive tackle La’el Collins will sign with the Bengals to a three-year deal, according to NFL Network reporters on Sunday.
Collins was waived by the Cowboys at 3.17, but due to cap space considerations, the Cowboys will delay this operation until after 6.1. In order to better protect quarterback Joe Burrow, the Bengals made reinforcements on the offensive line, signing Ted Karras and Alex Cappa. with Collins.
The Cowboys had previously tried to trade Collins out, but his previous five-year, $50 million contract had no small impact. Collins has missed 21 games over the past two years due to injury or suspension. He missed the 2020 season with a hip injury, started 10 games last season and was suspended for five games.
Collins started his career as a left guard before switching to a right tackle, missing only one game from 2017-2019.