Giants Likely To Franchise S Landon Collins, Could Lead To Holdout


Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports that the Giants are still likely to franchise S Landon Collins before the March 5 deadline, as they haven’t shown a strong desire to sign him to a long-term deal.

Collins obviously wants a long-term extension from the team and isn’t expected to be in attendance for offseason workouts if he’s tagged.

The franchise tag would cost the Giants over $11 million fully guaranteed for the 2018 season.

Josina Anderson of ESPN reported Wednesday that Collins cleaned out his locker on Wednesday and his goodbyes to teammates, coaches and trainers. 

Anderson adds that it doesn’t seem like Collins expects to be a Giant for much longer.

On Tuesday, Anderson reported that the Giants and Collins are not in “active negotiations” on a long-term deal at this time.

Collins, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Giants back in 2015. He is in 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 appeared in 12 games for the Giants and recorded 96 tackles, a forced fumble and four pass defenses.

We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.

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John Storch
2 years ago

Hey Nate and Jordan! According to a local NY network sports reporter as of late last night clearly stated,”That Collins DOES NOT Want To Play Under The Franchise Tag Next Year!” and that is the reason Collins cleared out his locker yesterday. If this statement is true, it contradicts all other alleged Collins’ statements. NFLTR.COM reported numerous times that Collins stated, “If I have to play under the franchise tag I will. Although I would like to remain a GIANT long term.” Either way, it seems the GMEN may have a LeVeon Bell situation rising in regards to Collins’ contract… Read more »