Giants sign Landon Collins to practice squad

The New York Giants signed a familiar face on Friday as the team signed S Landon Collins to their practice squad. Collins met the Giants in London for their game against the Packers.

Collins, 28, spent the previous three seasons with the Washington Commanders, and he was cut by the team in March after Collins refused to take a pay cut. He missed the final nine games of the 2020 season with an Achilles injury and the last three in 2021 after going on injured reserve with a foot injury.

“We do these workouts Mondays, Tuesdays, a lot of them,” coach Brian Daboll said. “He happened to be a guy that had a good workout. So, really like all the players, you can see the practice squad kind of changing. It’s changed a lot since we first started. It will probably change more. So, get him in. Let him learn our system and see how it goes.”

The three-time Pro Bowler joined the Giants as a second-round draft choice in 2015 from the University of Alabama, the 33rd overall selection. He has started all 94 regular season and postseason games he has played, including 60 for the Giants (one in the playoffs).

The eight-year veteran’s best season was in 2016, when he led the team in tackles with 125 (100 solo). The 125 tackles are the most by a safety in Giants history. He also had five interceptions, 4.0 sacks, and 13 passes defensed. Collins was the first player in NFL history to have 100 or more solo tackles and at least 2.0 sacks, five interceptions, and 12 passes defensed.

Collins was an All-Pro in 2016. In addition, he made the Pro Bowl in 2017 and 2018.

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