NFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
5-1-0 10-7-0
2-4-0 9-8-0
0-6-0 4-13-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 41 3.5 0 1 0

Top Zaven Collins News

  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Will play at Philadelphia

    Collins (ankle) does not carry an injury designation into Sunday's game at Philadelphia, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    After missing practice Wednesday, Collins was able to manage a limited practice Thursday and upgrade to a full practice Friday, allowing him to avoid carrying an injury designation into the weekend. He will likely start on the edge in Week 17.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Raises to limited practice session

    Collins (ankle) returned to practice in a limited fashion Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Collins suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's loss to Chicago and did not practice Wednesday. However, he was able to upgrade to a limited session Thursday, so he seems to be showing some improvement. Collins has yet to miss a game this season, but if he were to sit out Sunday in Philadelphia, Cameron Thomas could see an uptick in defensive snaps.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Misses practice Wednesday

    Collins (ankle) did not participate at the Cardinals' practice Wednesday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

    Collins exited the team's Week 16 loss to the Bears with a lower-leg injury, which has now been clarified as ankle issue. The defensive end's absence Wednesday isn't surprising, but he'll likely have to practice in some capacity this week to have a shot at playing Sunday versus the Eagles.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Exits game with foot injury

    Collins (foot) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bears, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

    Collins exited Sunday's game in the first half without recording a stat. Cameron Thomas and Dante Stills should see more action at defensive end alongside starter Kevin Strong for as long as Collins remains on the sidelines.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Should be good to go

    Collins (eye) is "good to go" Sunday against the 49ers, according to head coach Jonathan Gannon, Bo Brack of GoPHNX.com reports.

    Collins was poked in the eye during the team's Week 3 win over the Cowboys and had to exit the game. Gannon notes that the Tulsa product will need to wear a dark visor but should be able to play moving forward.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Practices fully Wednesday

    Collins (eye) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Collins was poked in the eye in the Week 3 win over Dallas but is good to go for this week's game against the 49ers. The No. 16 overall pick of the 2021 Draft, Collins has recorded seven tackles, 1.5 sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup through three contests.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Exits Sunday with eye injury

    Collins is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the Cowboys after exiting with an eye injury.

    Collins registered two tackles -- including one sack -- before exiting in the third quarter. Cameron Thomas and BJ Ojulari would both see an uptick in their workloads should Collins be unable to return.

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  • Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Part of two turnovers in Week 1

    Collins recorded two tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery during Sunday's 20-16 loss at Washington.

    Collins made the move from inside linebacker to pass rusher in the offseason, so he wasn't expected to replicate his 100 tackles in 16 games from the 2022 campaign. However, his playmaking was on full display Week 1, as he intercepted Commanders quarterback Sam Howell early in the second quarter before recovering an Antonio Gibson fumble almost exactly six minutes later. Considering the change of positions, Collins doesn't exactly have a high floor, but he should pop from time to time, especially once he starts to get to opposing QBs.

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  • 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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Player Bio

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