The Cincinnati Bengals added the crown jewel to their offensive line remake, signing La'el Collins to a three-year contract on Sunday.
"There are good fits and perfect fits," Collins said, via the team's official website. "I felt like this was the perfect fit from the jump.
Obviously my history with (offensive line) coach Frank (Pollack). The type of coach he is. His standards are high. He's the best offensive line coach I've been around since I've been in the NFL,
hands down. And getting back to work with him. And also the players on this team you see and look at the guys around
that helped bring this team to where it is. What other team would you want to be part of?"
After being cut by the Dallas Cowboys, the Bengals were the immediate favorite to add the stalwart tackle.
Once he arrived in Cincy -- where he spent time with Joe Burrow and a few offensive linemen -- the club was determined not to let him leave to make his next free-agent visit.
Offensive line coach Frank Pollack's presence helped the Bengals' cause. The 54-year-old assistant was Collins' O-line coach when he broke into the NFL with Dallas in 2015.