Collins '99 percent sure' he will retire this time

Kerry Collins told Tennessee Titans beat writers over the summer that he had retired and did not believe he would come back to the NFL.

However, once the Indianapolis Colts were faced with the prospect of not having Peyton Manning, Bill Polian came knocking on Collins' door with $4 million and the 17-year veteran couldn't say no

He probably wishes he had, because in his third game with the Colts, Collins suffered a concussion and wound up on injured reserve.

"I just didn't respond the way everybody had hoped," Collins told the Indianapolis Star. "It just took longer. Some symptoms just lingered. There was concern that since it did take so long, in the future there would be a real possibility of longer-term damage.

"(Concussions) hadn't been a big part of my career, but this one was significant."

Collins added that this time he is "99 percent sure" that he will retire for good.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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