Landon Collins, the day after the Giants’ season ended, said his “hope is to be here.”
That hope does not seem intact any longer.
The three-time Pro Bowler appeared to confirm an ESPN report Wednesday that he expects to be finished with the Giants, who have been weighing applying the franchise tag to Collins.
The original report stated he had cleaned his locker out and said goodbye to Giants players, coaches and trainers. When The Post reported his locker was not cleaned out, Collins cleared up the confusion.
“The stuff in that locker that I have left I do not need,” he wrote on Twitter.
It is unclear whether the Giants have communicated to Collins he will not be franchised or whether Collins is signaling he will not play under the tag. The franchise tag would bring him back for one year for about $11.25 million. The 25-year-old would be in high demand if the Giants let him walk, though that possibility would be far-fetched, even if they were not ready to commit to a long-term deal with Collins.
Collins lasted 12 games last season before surgery on a partially torn labrum, and he indicated he wanted to return, even if the franchise tag was not appealing.
“Would I play on [the tag]?” Collins said in late December. “I’ve got no choice. 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, the franchise it is. I’ve just got to continue proving myself.”