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4-2-0 9-8-0
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2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 100 2.0 1 1 1

Top Zaven Collins News

  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Working with edge rushers

    Collins has been lining up as an edge rusher during minicamp practices, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Collins primarily played inside linebacker during his first two NFL season. Head coach Jonathan Gannon said a decision hasn't been made whether the 23-year-old will continue to line up on the edge come the start of the regular season, but where on defense Collins plays will be worth tracking throughout the spring and summer.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Sitting out Week 18

    Collins (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Collins will be sidelined for Sunday's regular-season finale after failing to practice during Week 18 prep with a calf injury, marking his first absence of the season. The 2021 first-round pick stepped up into a bigger role during his second season with Arizona, as he's logged the team's third-most tackles heading into Week 18. In his absence, Ben Niemann and Kamu Grugier-Hill should be in line for increased snaps versus San Francisco.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Sits out second practice Thursday

    Collins (calf) was listed as a non-participant on the Cardinals' injury report Thursday.

    Collins logged seven tackles while playing 95 percent of defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Falcons. However, it appears he came away from the contest with a calf injury, which has kept him sidelined for the first two practices during Week 18 prep. Collins has recorded a career-high 100 tackles, two sacks and six passes defended, including a pick-six, across 16 games this season. He'll now have one more opportunity to increase his practice activity before the regular-season finale against San Francisco this coming Sunday.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Tallies seven stops in loss

    Collins recorded seven tackles (six solo) and a pass defended during Sunday's 20-19 defeat versus Atlanta.

    Collins defended a pass for the second game in a row, increasing his season total in this category to six. The second-year linebacker has now accumulated 100 tackles over 16 games after stepping into an every-down role this season. Collins will look to record the first double-digit tackle performance of his career Week 18 against San Francisco.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Accrues seven tackles in Week 11

    Collins totaled seven tackles during Monday's 38-10 loss to the 49ers.

    Collins followed up a season-low tackle tally (three) from Week 10 with a more typical stat line one game later. He's one of two Cardinals with at least 70 tackles (71, to be precise) alongside safety Budda Baker (85), helping Colllins rank in a tie for 35th in the NFL with the Seahawks' Cody Barton. Collins will aim to keep it up Sunday versus the Chargers before Arizona's Week 13 bye.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Scores first career touchdown

    Collins recorded seven tackles, including a tackle for loss, and a pick-six during Sunday's 31-21 defeat to the Seahawks.

    Collins has been consistent on the tackle front in his second pro campaign, hovering between four and nine per week en route to 61 through nine games. Aside from a two-sack Week 6, though, he didn't make much of an impact in box scores elsewhere until his acrobatic interception of Seattle quarterback Geno Smith on Sunday that he returned 30 yards to the house. The Cardinals expect to be without leading tackler Budda Baker for a few weeks due to a high-ankle sprain, so Collins may have elevated tackle totals as long as the former is sidelined.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Totals five tackles Sunday

    Collins accrued five tackles and one pass defense during Sunday's 34-26 loss in Minnesota.

    Through eight games, Collins has reached five tackles on seven occasions, helping him rank second on the Cardinals in tackles (54) behind Budda Baker (60). Aside from a two-sack Week 6 in Seattle, though, Collins doesn't have much else on his overall ledger this season. With another matchup against the Seahawks on tap Sunday, he'll look to get after Seattle quarterback Geno Smith yet again.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Ready for Thursday Night Football

    Collins (shoulder) doesn't have a designation for Thursday's contest versus the Saints, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    After being listed as limited on Monday's practice estimate, Collins had a cap on his reps at Tuesday's session and handled every rep at Wednesday's walkthrough. With his availability confirmed ahead of Thursday, he'll again serve as one of Arizona's top producers of tackles along with safeties Budda Baker and Jalen Thompson (hamstring, questionable), assuming the latter is active.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Still dealing with shoulder injury

    Collins (shoulder) was listed as limited on Monday's estimated practice report, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    During Sunday's 19-9 loss in Seattle, Collins went off for nine tackles, including two sacks, and he now ranks second on the Cards in terms of tackles (41) behind safety Budda Baker (45) through six games. Collins has been dealing with a shoulder issue since a Week 3 matchup against the Rams, but he's proceeded to earn 100 percent of the defensive snaps in each of the team's last three contests. He'll look to ditch his injury designation ahead of Thursday's outing against the Saints.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 260 lbs
Birthplace: Tulsa, OK
Age: 24
School: Tulsa
Experience: 3