July 12, 2024

Collins received news of trade from ex-49ers DC Ryans…..

Maliek Collins, a defensive tackle for the 49ers, talks about his move from Houston and expresses his excitement about joining Kris Kocurek’s team.

Maliek Colins was taken aback by his trade to the 49ers, but he was grateful to hear the news from Houston Texans coach DeMeco Ryans.

Collins stated via video conference on Thursday that “DeMeco had called to tell me the trade had gone through.” “I was grateful for that, and I think that shows his character and shows who he is as a man that he would call and break that news to me himself.”

The eight-year NFL career of the defensive tackle was completed with three seasons with the Texans, where he played his final season during Ryans’ rookie season.

Despite the fact that the Texans are a losing club, Collins is thrilled about the chance he has in the Bay Area and points to the team’s regular trips to the postseason. Collins is drawn to the 49ers wide-9 defensive strategy because it stops the run and presents chances for interior linemen to exert pressure on a quarterback.

Collins has not yet disclosed his precise role in the plan, but Javon Hargrave, his offseason training partner, will surely assist him in getting up to speed. Collins thinks that playing in the NFL might not be a better fit for him.

Collins remarked, “What a great place to be in.” “A location with a great deal of success, a legendary organization like the

In 2023, Collins signed a two-year $23 million contract with the Texans, which made the trade more unexpected. The 49ers brought the Nebraska product in to help fill the void left by Arik Armstead, who was released Wednesday and subsequently signed a three-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“I don’t think you replace a player like AA,” Collins said. “The person he is in the community, the person he is on the field, I don’t think you replace that. I’m just here to add my skill set and being what I am to the table.”

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