Raiders could be best fit for Collins

The two teams most interested in signing 31-year-old Kerry Collins are the Cowboys and Raiders.

Updated: June 1, 2004, 3:41 PM ET
By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
Kerry Collins is now jobless, thanks to his release Wednesday. Despite leading the Giants to the Super Bowl three seasons ago, New York decided to dump him and go with rookie quarterback Eli Manning. The 10-year veteran will begin looking for a new team.

The main stumbling block in his job search will be Collins' lack of mobility. As witnessed last year, when his offensive line fails to provide him with adequate pass protection, Collins is largely ineffective. But the 31-year-old will draw interest from several teams because he is just two seasons removed from throwing for over 4,000 yards.

The two teams most interested in him are Dallas and Oakland. Collins' agent, David Dunn, said both teams, as well as Baltimore and Arizona, have contacted him. However, the Cardinals deny any interest in the former Giant.