Ralph Vacchiano reports that Landon Collins hasn’t cleaned out his locker as previously reported and the Giants haven’t made any decision on whether to franchise him at this time.
A separate source tells Vacchiano that there’s “nothing new” regarding Collins’ status with the team. Vacchiano adds that there hasn’t been any progress on a long-term deal.
Josina Anderson stands by her earlier report and says Collins could return to grab whatever is left over in his locker.
Anderson adds that it doesn’t seem like Collins expects to be a Giant for much longer.
The Giants could still use their franchise tag on him before the March 5 deadline to ensure he remains in New York, but that would cost them over $11 million fully guaranteed.
On Tuesday, Anderson reported that the Giants and Collins are not in “active negotiations” on a long-term deal at this time.
Last month, Collins said he’s hoping they can get a long-term agreement in place this offseason and avoid him playing under the franchise tag
“Would I play on it? I’ve got no choice,” Collins said when asked about playing under the franchise tag, via NJ.com. “But it’s not a big concern of mine. I know what I’m capable of. Hopefully we work something out before that. If not, franchise it is. I’ve just got to continue proving myself.”
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.