Did Browns’ Jamie Collins Take Swipe At Patriots With Instagram Post?

It’s been difficult to decipher what actually led to the New England Patriots trading Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns about a month ago.

Was it strictly a football move? Was the trade made due to contractual demands and/or with Collins’ impending free agency in mind? Did Collins clash with the Patriots’ coaching staff? Maybe it was a combination of everything? Who knows?

In any event, it was an unusual break-up, and things only got more unusual Monday when Collins took a jab at his former team … or did he?

Collins posted the following to his Instagram account, tagging Anthony Johnson, a former Patriots teammate who was signed by the New York Jets off New England’s practice squad earlier this month:

View this post on Instagram

#repost @ajx5 #BetterDays ✊🏾

A post shared by Jamie Collins (@j_collins91) on

It’s impossible to know the exact intent of Collins’ Instagram post without him clarifying. Perhaps it’s nothing all. But the timing is interesting — the Patriots defeated the Jets 22-17 on Sunday — and many of the responses have come from fans drawing a connection to his New England departure.

Hey, as long as he’s happy, right?

Thumbnail photo via Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports Images

TMZ logo

© 2019 NESN

NESN Shows

Partner of USATODAY Sports Digital Properties