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Former Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins hasn't played in an NFL game since 2011.

Collins suffered a spinal cord injury two games into that 2011 season and was released by the Packers in 2012.

Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson said in a news release at the time that the Packers were not comfortable clearing Collins to play again.

But Collins posted on Twitter Monday that he is "ready for action." If he is, he could of interest to a team like the Ravens.

Baltimore's brass has said that adding an athletic, playmaking free safety is one of its priorities this offseason. Collins was one of the best free safeties in the NFL before getting hurt.

He had 17 interceptions from 2009-11 and was selected to the Pro Bowl each of those three seasons.

He's also still just 30 years old.

Now, it's unclear if Collins will ever be cleared to play again.

His agent told ESPN.com Tuesday that Collins' medical status hasn't changed and that doctors still believe Collins would be too at risk to return to football.

It's also impossible to know what kind of player Collins would be after two seasons away and after dealing with a serious spinal cord injury, but he could potentially help a team like Baltimore if he is healthy enough to play.

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