Published: Tue, March 12, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Ex-Giant Landon Collins will sign with Redskins on 6-year deal

Ex-Giant Landon Collins will sign with Redskins on 6-year deal

There's a massive group of safeties available in free agency, and the Chiefs could wait for the next wave of signings, and potentially sign a impact player on an affordable contract.

However, he became a free agent this offseason after NY opted not to place the franchise tag on him.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the former New York Giant is signing a six-year, $84 million with their division rival.

Collins' record-setting contract with the Washington Redskins thrusts him ahead of Eric Berry with six years and a total value of $84 million. Norman signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the Redskins in 2016 when Gettleman, then the Carolina Panthers GM, chose to remove the franchise tag from him. The deal is worth an average of $14 million a season.

Collins established himself as one of the hardest-hitting safeties in the league and was a tackling machine during his four years in the Big Apple.

He underwent surgery late past year and is expected to be cleared for football drills this offseason.

Collins said before he was drafted 33rd overall by the Giants in 2015 that he always wanted to play for the Redskins because he idolized Sean Taylor. The 2015 second-rounder has been named to the Pro Bowl the past three seasons and finished previous year with 96 tackles in 12 games.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection was named first-team All Pro in 2016, when he finished with a career-best 125 tackles, 4 sacks, 5 interceptions and a touchdown.

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