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Next Man Up: Nate Collins

Nate Collins (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

With Henry Melton lost for the season due to a knee injury, Chicago defensive tackle Nate Collins must step in and be a productive starter at defensive tackle. Is he up to the task?

The bad news for the Chicago Bears is that Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton is done for the season with an ACL tear. The good news is that Nate Collins has outplayed Melton through the first three weeks of the 2013 campaign. According to Pro Football Focus (PFF), Collis has played 89 snaps this year and has the second highest overall grade amongst Bears defensive linemen, behind only... Recommended Stories