Ravens waive RB Alex Collins following arrest

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The Baltimore Ravens waived running back Alex Collins on Friday afternoon, hours after he was arrested following a car crash in Owings Mills, Md.

According to a Baltimore County police report, officers responded to a call for a car crash on Dolfield Road at 6:48 a.m. local time. The location was roughly a mile away from the Ravens' facility. During the course of their crash investigation, officers detected the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle, and an ensuing probable-cause search revealed a large glass jar containing approximately five ounces of marijuana. A handgun was also recovered from the vehicle. Collins was placed under arrest.

According to Collins in the report, he was on his way to drop a friend off at home when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow-covered road, sliding off the pavement and into a tree. Collins called for a tow truck but fell asleep in the vehicle while the friend chose to walk the rest of the way home. Neither were injured in the crash.

Collins was released on a $7,500 posted bond just after midnight late Friday night, and formally charged with possession with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana in excess of 10 grams and possession of a handgun in vehicle.

"We have spoken to the police and are aware of the situation," the Ravens told NFL.com in a statement on Friday morning. By 4 p.m. local time, Baltimore had waived Collins.

A restricted free agent before his release, Collins will now be subject to waivers. If he is not claimed, he will immediately become a free agent.

Collins racked up 516 total yards and eight touchdowns in 2018, his second year in Baltimore, splitting time in the backfield with fellow backs Gus Edwards, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon and rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson. The Ravens runner finished the season on injured reserve after suffering a foot injury in late October.

Collins, 24, is entering his fourth season in the league.

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