Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that even though the Giants listened to trade offers for S Landon Collins, New York is expected to use their franchise tag on him next if they can’t agree to an extension.
“I don’t think they let him out,” a source familiar with the Giants’ thinking tells Schefter.
Leading up to the trade deadline, the Giants had told teams they wanted to a second-round pick to move Collins and the Packers, 49ers and Chiefs all showed varying levels of interest in him.
Collins, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Giants back in 2015. He is entering the final year of his four-year, $6.12 million rookie contract that included $4.459 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $1,269,621 for the 2018 season.
In 2018, Collins has appeared in seven games for the Giants and recorded 57 tackles, no interceptions and four pass defenses.
We have him featured in our Top 25 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.