Friday April 8th, 2016

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Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season, the team announced Friday.

Collins, 23, violated the league’s performance enhancing substances policy. He will be able to partake in off-season practices and preseason games, despite the suspension.

“We are disappointed to hear the news regarding Jalen today,” head coach Dan Quinn said in a statement. “I have already spoken to Jalen about this, and I have no doubt this will be something that he will learn from.”​

In his rookie season last year, Collins recorded 17 tackles in two starts and 16 appearances.

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He was selected by Atlanta in the second-round of the 2015 draft out of LSU.

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