Landon Collins wants to retire with the Giants on a second chance

He came back, and assigned him an empty locker across the room from where he was staying. He doesn’t even have a name plate yet. Landon Collins He is a new member of the Training Giants squadBack in the team he starred in not so long ago.

From top to… Where?

Collins said on Wednesday after his first game he trained with his new/old team.

Bounce links often don’t work, and usually never do. Collins gets a second chance with the Giants, the team he picked in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. By 2016, Collins was one of the top safes in the league, and he’s on track to make three Pro Bowls. He didn’t make it out of the 2018 season, landing on the reserve with a partially torn rotator cuff in Week 13. That was his last game for the Giants, who didn’t want him back, and he signed a six-year, $84 contract. million contract with rival Washington.

It didn’t work out for Collins in Washington. He tore his Achilles tendon in seven games in the 2020 season and finished the 2021 season in reserve with a foot problem. It was They were released by the leaders in March.

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Landon Collins has never had a problem with the Giants, pinning his bad blood on former GM Dave Gettleman.
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Collins worked with the Giants last week. He was somewhat taken aback by their interest in him.

“I think the bulk of it was Giants calling me and saying, ‘Come, go home,'” Collins said.

He didn’t want to leave. Dave Gettleman, the former general manager of the Giants, was ready to move on and wasn’t about to make Collins the best-paid safety in the NFL, which Washington eventually did.

“I want the fans to understand that. The Giants weren’t, It was Dave Gittleman,Collins said. “I would definitely love to be here. Absorb. I honestly wanted to stay but Gittleman didn’t want me here. I had to take my chance elsewhere. Returning is a dream come true. ”

He’s returning to one of the surprising teams in the league. The Giants advance 4-1 to Sunday’s match against the Ravens. He has worked in training as an inside quarterback and will begin to learn a hybrid role in the defensive coordinator system Wink Martindale. Collins said he also worked on his first practice as a safety on the Boy Scouts. As he adjusts, Collins will look to play a role in the dime pack, when Martindale uses his six defensive backs on the field.

“Coming back, probably retiring as a giant, it’s a dream come true, to be back here, to be back in this atmosphere, to be loved and to come back to this team is a great opportunity for me to be with these guys,” Collins said. “They keep me young, so it’s cool.”

New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen with defense coordinator Wink Martindale (21) speaks with Landon Collins and head coach Brian Dabol, during football practice in East Rutherford, NJ Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022.
Landon Collins returns to the Giants with all new brass to impress.
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Collins isn’t very old—he’s only 28—and said he wanted to show “I still get it. I’ve been injured in the past what, two, three years? This is my biggest breakup. Other than that yeah, I still get On it, I’m still a playmaker, I’m still a soccer player. And I love this game.”

For now, Collins said it “whishes myself in shape.”

“At the moment I am patient because I still have a lot to learn,” he said. ‘I’ll take my time, I’m not in a hurry, I don’t want to go into the field and be the cause of something bad happening.’

The Giants wanted Collins to join the squad last week in London, even though he wouldn’t play in the game – a 27-22 victory over the Packers. It was outside where Collins picked up his first feelings about his new team.

“I’m 28,” he said, “I don’t have much time to walk around and chase a ring.” “I think this team has a great opportunity to do that. There is no limit to this team.”

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