During his final season with the Bengals in 2013, offensive tackle Anthony Collins allowed 14 quarterback pressures (13 hurries and one quarterback hit) without surrendering a quarterback sack in 389 pass blocks. It was his production with a relief pitcher's mentality that gave Cincinnati comfort when Clint Boling suffered a season-ending ACL injury and Collins filled the void at left tackle when Whitworth slid inside. Unsurprisingly, Collins signed a five-year deal worth $30 million with $9 million guaranteed in Tampa Bay and the world was a Kansas-sized oyster for the former fourth-round selection.
Then, he sucked.
According to Pro Football Focus, Collins allowed 28 pressures on 408 pass blocking snaps with the Buccaneers in 2014, scored a dreadful -12.9 overall score and didn't play in the final four games of the regular season. Unable to find a partner to trade Collins, the Buccaneers released him, costing the team $3 million in dead money.
Since he was released on March 10, Collins has received virtually no interest in free agency.
Bengals beat writer Geoff Hobson wrote that Collins "is the kind of guy they could re-visit after the draft depending how things unfold", which is hardly surprising -- this is a team that's re-signed 10 of their own players this offseason (not including practice squad transfers), five of their former players and only two players that haven't signed with the Bengals before.
Unfortunately for Collins... Crickets.