A former Big Blue stalwart about to land in New Jersey again?
According to multiple media reports, the Giants are hosting safety Landon Collins for a visit and workout on Monday.
Collins, 28, was a second-round pick of the Giants in 2015 and made the Pro Bowl in three of his four seasons in New York, recording 437 tackles, eight interceptions, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, four sacks, 32 passes defensed, and one touchdown in 59 games.
He signed a six-year deal with Washington before the 2019 season after the Giants declined to franchise tag him, but Collins was released in March, just halfway through that deal, after recording 239 tackles, six sacks, three picks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and just seven passes defensed in 35 of a possible 49 games.
The Giants’ already-thin secondary lost Julian Love to a concussion on Sunday and saw just-returned cornerback Aaron Robinson go out with a knee injury, so they desperately need reinforcements.
Cor’Dale Flott (calf) and Nick McCloud (hamstring) were inactive Week 4, and if the Giants are also without Robinson and/or Love on Sunday in London, Big Blue would be down to starting rookie Dane Belton at safety next to Xavier McKinney, and recent practice squad call-up Fabian Moreau opposite Adoree’ Jackson and nickel Darnay Holmes at corner, with just special teamers Justin Layne and Jason Pinnock in reserve on the active roster.
The Giants also have four defensive backs on the practice squad that could possibly be elevated on game day.
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