It doesn’t seem like there’s anyone right now outside of the New York Giants front office itself that knows what will happen with Landon Collins, the team’s star safety who is the subject of many conversations about his impending free agency. It was only within the last 48 hours that s report from ESPN’s Josina Anderson came out saying that the team isn’t in active contract negotiations with Collins, before a follow up report more recently claimed that Collins had cleaned out his locker and said goodbye to his teammates.
Now, there’s a contrary report coming from the New York Daily News and Pat Leonard. According to this report, there’s nothing to worry about and the goodbye from Collins to his teammate never happened. Which one should you believe? Well, it’s best to take a look at the new report and judge for yourself.
False alarm. Landon Collins’ locker is full and he did not say his goodbyes to Giants teammates and staff on Wednesday, according to sources, contradicting an earlier ESPN report.
Leonard states that Collins’ agent may be attempting to push the team into entering negotiations for a long-term contract. However, it seems much more likely that Collins will receive the franchise tag, something that the Giants can apply to Collins until March 5th. The window for the franchise tag opened up on Tuesday and no action has been taken yet, meaning it’s still technically possible that Collins could get a longer contract.
Right now, though, the way the situation will be resolved is a mystery. We’ll all just have to wait and see what the team is planning to do, because right now, it’s hard to tell who to trust.