According to Jeremy Bergman, a writer for NFL.com, Landon Collins has cleared out his locker and said goodbye to his New York Giants teammates. Only a few months ago, he was expected to sign a long-term deal with the Giants or get franchise tagged.
However, things look a little different now. It seems like Collins will be a free agent as of March 13 when free agency begins, as he threatened to sit out if the Giants used the franchise tag on him (see article HERE).
The 25-year-old is definitely a player Licht and the Bucs should highly consider taking a close look at. In his four years as a pro, he has amassed 437 tackles and 8 interceptions. He has been the heart and the soul of the New York Giants’ defensive backfield since his rookie season.
The former Alabama product would certainly be a huge boost to Tampa Bay’s weak secondary, especially if the Bucs part ways with Chris Conte. Locking up Collins with a long-term deal would provide certainty at the strong safety position and instantly improve this defense for years to come.