The projected first-round pick went undrafted in 2015 due to his possible connectionwith the murder of a former girlfriend shortly before the draft. The deal extends Collins through the 2019 season and still gives him the chance to sign a substantial deal well before he hits age 30.
At the time, Collins was scheduled to attend the draft, but he ended up leaving before the event started so that he could speak with police in Louisiana.
Collins has started 14 games over the past two years at guard, but he is expected to take over as the team's starting right tackle in 2017. The deal, per Hill, includes a $2 million escalator if Collins plays 85 percent of the snaps.
Collins, 23, is coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him miss all but three games after suffering a toe injury.
Not only is he going up against some the NFL's best defensive players, but he'll be doing it while making a position switch.