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Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins has been suspended for the primary 10 video games of the 2017 common season for violating the NFL’s coverage on efficiency enhancing substances, the staff introduced Sunday.

Collins was additionally banned for the primary 4 video games of 2016 for a similar violation.

“We’re extraordinarily disenchanted that for the second straight season we’re coping with a suspension for Jalen,” stated Falcons common supervisor Thomas Dimitroff in a press release. “Such are the results when sure decisions are made. Our selections going ahead can be based mostly on what Dan and I really feel is greatest for the group.”

Collins’ position in his second yr expanded, particularly after the Falcons misplaced star cornerback Desmond Trufant to a season-ending damage midway by way of the yr.

Nevertheless, whereas dropping Collins is a blow, Atlanta ought to have sufficient depth to outlive, with Brian Poole, Deji Olatoye, and C.J. Goodwin set to see elevated enjoying time.