This is a 2022 photo of La'el Collins of the Cincinnati Bengals NFL football team. This image reflects the Cincinnati Bengals active roster as of Monday, May 23, 2022 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

La'el Collins

OT

#71

Experience: 8 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 29

Weight: 314 lbs

College: LSU

2022 SEASON

    Preseason

    WKGame DateOPPRESULTGGS
    308/27/2022RamsW 16 - 700
    208/21/2022@GiantsL 22 - 2500
    108/12/2022CardinalsL 23 - 3600

    Regular Season

    WKGame DateOPPRESULTGGS
    309/25/2022@JetsW 27 - 1211
    209/18/2022@CowboysL 17 - 2011
    109/11/2022SteelersL 20 - 2311

    Biography

    The 6-4, 320-pound Collins joined Cincinnati in March as a free agent, and is expected to fill Bengals' No. 1 ROT role in 2022 ... Spent first seven seasons (2015-21) with Dallas, where he was a staple on some of the top offensive lines in football ... Began career at LG from 2015-16, before taking over at ROT from '17-21 ... Missed majority of 2016 (toe) and all of '20 (hip) ... Spent four healthy seasons (2017-19 and '21) as Cowboys' No. 1 ROT — Dallas led NFL in total offense last two of those seasons ('19 and '21), ranked in top 10 in rushing offense in all four, and three times (2017, '19 and '21) ranked within top 11 teams in fewest sacks allowed ... Blocked for 1000-yard rusher in four of his five healthy seasons (including one at LG) in Dallas, with only outlier being 2017 when Ezekiel Elliott fell 17 yards shy of 1000 after serving six-game suspension ... Enters 2022 with starts in 71 of 74 career games played ... Originally a CFA signee of Cowboys in 2015 ... Played first three seasons (2015-17) under Bengals offensive line coach Frank Pollack, who was Dallas' offensive line coach at the time, and credited Pollack as key factor in choosing to sign with Cincinnati.

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