Landon Collins’ time in New York is most likely to be over soon.
The Giants are viewed as no longer most likely to franchise label the safety, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones reported, per sources educated.
New York reportedly loves Collins as a participant but search the label number for safeties ($11.15 million) as too excessive. If their impasse holds, he’s anticipated to be free, Rapoport added.
If the Giants carry out no longer label Collins by Tuesday’s 4 p.m. carve-off date, as is anticipated now, he’ll enter free company as one in every of the tip safeties on hand, alongside with Earl Thomas, Tyrann Mathieu and Lamarcus Joyner.
A three-time Pro Bowler, Collins is the simplest participant within the NFL with on the least 400 tackles and 30 passes defensed since 2015. He’s the simplest safety within the league to file on the least 95 tackles in every of the closing four seasons.
Big Blue reportedly wanted to label Collins, who changed into as soon as a predominant-crew All-Pro in 2016, however the safety changed into as soon as no longer most likely to signal the gentle and can hang sat out New York’s spring and summer time programs while the two facets negotiated a long-time interval deal, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported two weeks within the past.
That file got here after Collins supposedly cleaned out his locker on the crew facility in anticipation of no longer returning to the crew, something the safety playfully refuted on Twitter.
The stuff in that locker that I in actuality hang left I carry out no longer needï¿½ï¿½â LANDON COLLINS (@TheHumble_21)
February 20, 2019
Now the contract standoff anticipated by the tabloids could maybe no longer advance to pass.
Big Blue can repeatedly re-signal Collins if the safety market doesn’t set fruitful, but after this episode, that appears to be like no longer most likely.
For now, the two facets gawk to be parting methods, with Collins entering a “principal market” and the Giants an world with Michael Thomas and a participant to be named later beginning within the defensive backfield.