The La’el Collins draft nightmare is finally over.
After being wanted for questioning relating to the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Collins watched his stock go from the first-round to undrafted as teams tip-toed around any potential legal troubles.
Ultimately, Collins’ status remained unchanged and he was not considered a suspect.
As soon as Collins met with police to clear his name in the investigation, his agent began receiving calls from teams around the league who were interested in signing the first-round talent to a league minimum deal.
Now, a deal is done.
According to a report from Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Collins has signed with the Dallas Cowboys.
Cowboys have signed La'el Collins, according to a source.
— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) May 7, 2015
Collins adds another top talent to the Cowboys already dominant offensive line.
The former LSU Tiger will likely compete for a starting position at left guard. His contract is a three-year deal, fully guaranteed.
Last season, the Cowboys had the best offensive line in the league. Now, with another highy-touted player paving the way for the running game and protecting Tony Romo, Dallas’ offensive front can continue to punish opponents in the trenches while leading the way to a potential postseason run.
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