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Team Div Overall
3-0-0 9-3-0
4-1-0 6-6-0
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0-4-0 3-10-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 31 3.5 0 1 0

Top Zaven Collins News

  • 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 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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  • 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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Player Bio

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