Landon Collins and the Recent York Giants are drawing cease a standoff, and the safety’s coming contract dispute took center stage on Wednesday.
Collins, an impending free agent and certain franchise-ticket candidate, reportedly “cleaned out his locker” on the Giants’ facility on Wednesday, per ESPN. Just a few beat newshounds refuted that Collins had cleaned out his locker or mentioned goodbye to teammates in a approach that could well well maybe signal his impending departure from the team.
In accordance with these conflicting reports, Collins tweeted, “The stuff in that locker that I in actuality have left I attain now not want.”
The stuff in that locker that I in actuality have left I attain now not needï¿½ï¿½â LANDON COLLINS (@TheHumble_21)
February 20, 2019
The vagueness of Collins’ reported actions and statements attain now not clarify what his future could well well neatly be in Recent York or elsewhere.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that the Giants are inclined to position the franchise ticket on Collins sooner than the March 5 reduce abet-off date. The protection nonetheless is unlikely to signal the ticket interesting away and could well well sit out thru the spring and summer season as negotiations commence on a lengthy-time length deal, Garafolo reported.
On #Giants S Landon Collins and @JosinaAndersonâs epic, I to find he took inner most objects from his locker. He doesnât query to be on the ability for a whereas. Why? The franchise ticket he publicly mentioned he doesnât want. Nonetheless the cultured money stays on Collins with NYG this yr.â Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo)
February 20, 2019
On the ticket, Collins would seemingly manufacture extra than $12 million, method over the $1.27 million atrocious salary he earned in 2018. Dolphins security Reshad Jones is for the time being slated to be the top-paid security in 2019 with a $13 million atrocious salary.
The 25-yr-broken-down will seemingly be seeking extra than that in a lengthy-time length deal but we now have now not reached that level of the standoff yet.
A three-time Legitimate Bowler and first-team All-Legitimate in 2016, Collins is the particular participant in the NFL with on the very least 400 tackles and 30 passes defensed since 2015. He’s the particular security in the league to file on the very least 95 tackles in each and each of the final four seasons. Nonetheless a statistically unhappy 2018 could well well want damage his brand heading into free agency in 2019, where the safety pool is deep; Earl Thomas, Tyrann Mathieu and Lamarcus Joyner are all slated to hit the open market.
Wednesday’s scare that the Giants had been going to let Collins walk into free agency without even making use of the franchise ticket used to be premature. An deadlock over his compensation or future with the Giants is without problems to approach abet in the next months, however the resolution could well well now not be as aesthetic as Collins’ locker used to be on Wednesday afternoon.