NFC Notes: Landon Collins, Giants, Vikings


Landon Collins

Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, citing a source who has spoken to Giants S Landon Collins, reports that Collins expected a long-term deal and will not be happy with a franchise tag.

He thought he was going to get a contract,” said one source who has spoken to Collins about his situation. “He’s not going to be happy if he gets the franchise tag, and it looks like that’s what will happen.

  • Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Collins is upset that he’s likely to be franchised and that there haven’t been substantive contract talks up to this point. 
  • Garafolo expects the two parties to negotiate an extension at the Combine, but if there’s no deal in place, he’ll likely be franchised. 


  • Giants TE Scott Simonson‘s one-year deal is worth $895,000 and included a $65,000 signing bonus. (Jordan Raanan)
  • Regarding the Giants’ DBs coach vacancy, Art Stapleton writes that the team could promote assistant DBs coach Henry Baker or look at outside options. 


  • Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski announced during a press conference on Thursday that they’ve hired Christian Jones and AC Patterson as offensive quality control coaches.
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