When Giants protection Landon Collins partly cleared out his locker final thirty day period, lots of Chiefs fans dreamed of acquiring him fill a new a single at Arrowhead Stadium.
Collins, 25, is a three-time Pro Bowler who will grow to be an unrestricted totally free agent on March 13 and has performed for Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
The notion of Collins coming to the Chiefs was discussed this week by two NFL observers. They saw a path to the Chiefs no matter of no matter whether he’s a totally free agent or the Giants set the franchise tag on him.
On the NFL Community, Dwight Freeney and Michael Robinson discussed possible landing spots for totally free brokers. Freeney explained the Chiefs would be a good suit for Collins.
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“The fantastic put for Landon would be the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs,” Freeney explained. “Especially with (Eric) Berry and the health troubles there. I think the factor is, he’s a playmaker and which is what they need. They need a veteran dude in the secondary who make performs and enable them get off the discipline.”
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Ryan Dunleavy, the Giants beat author for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey, thinks New York should really set the franchise tag on Collins … and trade him to the Chiefs for linebacker Dee Ford. On Monday, the Chiefs set their franchise tag on Ford.
Nonetheless, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Community tweeted Tuesday: “The #Giants have now informed S Landon Collins that he will not be franchise tagged, placing a top participant on the totally free agent sector, sources say.”
Even if the Chiefs didn’t purchase Collins by using a trade, Dunleavy’s clarification for why Collins would make perception in Kansas Metropolis even now retains up since the Chiefs could indication him as a totally free agent.
“The Chiefs expressed trade interest in Collins ahead of the in-period deadline in Oct but the Giants decided not to go him,” Dunleavy wrote. “The selection not to purchase a mid-round draft pick for Collins if the strategy was not to have interaction in extension talks is head-scratching thinking about the Giants hardly ever were being in the playoff hunt final period.
“Collins would fill a single of the significant holes for the Chiefs and let foreseeable future Corridor of Famer Eric Berry to perform much more of a protection job when Collins is the operate-stopping sturdy protection.”
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