Anthony Collins may be playing himself out of Cincinnati’s Price Range

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Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tackle Anthony Collins (73) and linebacker Michael Boley (53) celebrate the victory after the game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati won 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

With the club set to open negotiations with Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green this offseason and maybe quarterback Andy Dalton as well, it’s going to be hard to find enough room to sing Collins to a deal similar to the big-money offers he’ll be getting on the open market.

Still, Collins is still a Bengal for now and he’s not worrying about his contract status:

"“I love Cincinnati. This is my family,” Collins said. “If Cincinnati wants me back, damn right I’ll be back.“"

Left tackle playing at the level of Collins often draw contracts paying them anywhere from $7-11 million per year. Can the Bengals find a way to keep Collins at that rate will be one of the biggest things to watch this offseason.

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