Collins makes perfect sense for Redskins, if he reaches free agency

Chris Lingebach
February 20, 2019 - 7:32 pm
Collins makes perfect sense for Redskins, if he reaches free agency

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The Redskins could soon have a brilliant free-agent option at safety.

Giants safety Landon Collins reportedly cleaned out his locker, and said his goodbyes to teammates, on Wednesday, according to Josina Anderson.

The 25-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year. The only question is whether the Giants will franchise tag him.

Collins, a second-round pick in 2015, went out of his way coming out of Alabama to speak of Sean Taylor as his hero. Which makes him a shoo-in to gain Redskins fans' favor. Washington selected defensive lineman Preston Smith a few picks later in that draft, and Pro Bowl guard Brandon Scherff the round before.

And in case there was any confusion about Collins cleaning out his locker...

The Redskins have a gaping hole at safety after releasing D.J. Swearinger late in the season, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at strong safety, where Collins plays.

Collins is a three-time Pro Bowler with eight career interceptions and one defensive touchdown, but only played in 12 games in 2018 after having surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff, an injury he suffered in Week 13.

Free agency officially begins on March 13.

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