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Collins emerging as a reliable DT

DT Nate Collins (Michael Buckner/Getty)

Nate Collins has been impressive in Chicago's two preseason games and is currently the frontrunner for the team's fourth defensive tackle spot. Bear Report goes 1-on-1 with the third-year player.

Heading into this offseason, it was unclear which Chicago Bears defensive tackle would replace Amobi Okoye. As the backup 3-technique behind Henry Melton in 2011, Okoye earend 4.0 sacks and was a solid nickel pass rusher. Yet Okoye chose to sign with Tampa Bay during free agency, leaving a hole on Chicago's roster. Currently, the team is experimenting with Israel Idonije at defensive tackle on...

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