The Packers got some good news today at their mandatory minicamp, as despite wanting a new deal, safety Nick Collins showed up to round out what should be the teams entire starting defense for Dom Capers in 2009.
Collins didn’t commit to being at training camp in a couple of weeks, but didn’t seem to want to risk a fine by missing the current mandatory camp for the Packers. When asked if he’ll be there for training camp, he told the Green Bay Press Gazette – “We’ll see. I’m here now. So we’ll see.”
If Collins is foolish enough to try and think about skipping training camp, it could cost him up to $17,000 per day. In wanting a new deal, Collins skipped nearly all of the voluntary offseason workouts and practices.
He is due to earn a base salary of $3.045 million in 2009, but knows his importance to the Packers, and wants to earn a much more higher salary and make it in his mind worth his efforts to be there come those two-a-day workouts.