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Report: Bears Expected To Tender DT Nate Collins

Nate Collins. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Nate Collins. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(CBS) The Bears are likely to tender an offer to defensive tackle Nate Collins, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Collins, 25, is a restricted free agent and the Bears have until March 12 to secure him on the roster. The Tribune reports the tender is worth an unguaranteed $1.33 million.

Collins was only active for nine games last season, but totaled 13 tackles, three quarterback pressures and one tackle for loss last season. The Bears have three defensive linemen who are unrestricted free agents this season (Henry Melton, Israel Idonije and Amobi Okoye) so securing Collins at a low rate would make sense.