The Cleveland Browns have acquired linebacker Jamie Collins from New England, a person with knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal has not officially been announced. Tuesday is the NFL's trade deadline.
A second-round draft pick in 2013, Collins has been one of the Patriots' better defensive players for just over three seasons, but his rookie contract ends after this season. The Patriots will get a conditional third-round selection for Collins, 27.
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Collins missed one game this season with a hip injury. He has 43 combined tackles and two interceptions.
At 0-8, the Browns certainly can use an infusion of talent, and Collins immediately becomes their best linebacker.
Earlier this year, the Browns sent linebacker/defensive end Barkevious Mingo to the Patriots.
Titans: Wide receiver Andre Johnson retires
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Star wide receiver Andre Johnson is retiring after 14 seasons in a career mainly spent with the Houston Texans.
The 35-year-old Johnson is a seven-time Pro Bowl player now with Tennessee. Titans general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement Monday that Johnson "in my opinion is one of the best to have played the game."
Johnson ranks among the top 10 receivers in NFL history in career catches and receiving yards. He had 1,062 catches for 14,185 yards and 70 touchdowns.
After 12 seasons with the Texans, Johnson played for the Indianapolis Colts last year before joining the Titans this season. He had nine catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns this year.