Collins (shoulder) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Collins has received medical clearance to participate in team drills after starting OTAs as a limited participant. With the torn labrum that prevented him from playing in January's Pro Bowl behind him, Collins can take advantage of the extra practice reps he otherwise wouldn't be getting if he were still in recovery mode.
Collins (shoulder) is present at OTAs but is not going through full team drills, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
One of Washington's biggest offseason acquisitions, Collins is still working his way back from a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Although he's just doing side work at OTAs, head coach Jay Gruden said Monday that he expects Collins to be ready for training camp, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Collins has inked a six-year, $84 million deal with Washington, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Collins' market-setting contract will reportedly include $45 million guaranteed, to be paid out over the first three years of his new deal. The 25-year-old safety is coming off a 2018 season in which he logged 96 tackles in 12 games for the Giants. As long as Collins stays healthy, the 2015 second-rounder should remain a quality IDP in his new locale.
The Giants have informed Collins (shoulder) he won't receive a franchise tag, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
The team technically can still sign Collins to a long-term contract, but this decision suggests he's as good as gone, making him one of the top players available in free agency when the new league year begins March 13. Collins should make a full recovery from Dec. 11 labrum surgery before the start of training camp.
The Giants likely won't use the franchise tag on Collins (shoulder), Ian Rapoport and Kimberley Jones of NFL Network report.
The Giants have approximately $27 million in cap space to work with this offseason, but it appears the front office isn't willing to devote the amount needed ($11.15 million) by placing the aforementioned tag on the safety. Such a decision will be made by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, at which point Collins will be available when free agency kicks off March 13. In four pro campaigns, he's averaged 7.4 tackles per game, which prorates to 119 across a 16-game slate.
Collins (shoulder) is a strong candidate for the franchise tag, ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan reports.
Collins had surgery Dec. 11 to repair a torn labrum, missing the final four weeks of the regular season and then sitting out the Pro Bowl. He did mention in late December that he'd be fine with playing under the franchise tag, which is expected to cost approximately $11 million for safeties. The 25-year-old has started his career averaging at least 6.9 tackles per game in each of his first four seasons, but he didn't do much else on the stat sheet in 2018. He did have 125 tackles, five INTS and four sacks during his breakout 2016 campaign, finishing third in DPOY voting behind Khalil Mack and Von Miller. The Giants presumably will discuss a long-term deal with Collins, but it won't come as any surprise if they're hesitant to pay top dollar for a safety without first-rate coverage skills.
Collins (shoulder) won't play in the Jan. 27 Pro Bowl, Mark Inabinett of AL.com reports.
Collins is presumably still on the mend from December shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left arm. His spot will be filled by Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins.
Collins (shoulder) said Tuesday he would be willing to play under the franchise tag if necessary, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Collins missed the final four games of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery and is set to hit free agency in 2019, though the Giants could retain his rights with the franchise tag. The 2015 second-round pick also expressed a desire to remain in New York and is hopeful for an extension, but he didn't give any indication he would consider a holdout if tagged. The 25-year-old would likely be fairly sought after if allowed to reach the open market.
Collins (shoulder) underwent surgery Tuesday, and it went off without a hitch.
Collins will miss the remainder of 2018 because of the shoulder injury, but there's nothing to suggest he won't be ready by the time the 2019 campaign begins firing up. The fourth-year safety could hit free agency this offseason, if he doesn't reach a contract extension with the Giants before then, and would likely be a valued commodity on the open market.
Collins (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo surgery in the near future to address a labrum issue and will be placed on injured reserve, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
There was some thought of Collins playing through the injury, but it wouldn't make much sense in a contract season with his team out of the playoff hunt. The 2015 second-round pick doesn't have any sacks or interceptions this season, but he's tied for 11th in the NFL with 96 tackles, placing him just one behind Arizona's Antoine Bethea for the league lead among defensive backs. Collins will be one of the top names on the market if the Giants don't re-sign him before free agency opens in March. In the meantime, Michael Thomas will likely take over as the starting strong safety.
The Giants have ruled Collins (shoulder) out for their Week 14 game in Washington and are expected to place him on injured reserve, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
New York has yet to make the transaction official and may not until having more time to evaluate Collins' left shoulder injury, but coach Pat Shurmur acknowledged earlier Wednesday that the safety will likely require surgery. In order to preserve his health heading into free agency, Collins isn't expected to play through the injury as the Giants wind down the regular season and will likely undergo the procedure next week. Michael Thomas and Sean Chandler should be in line for increased roles at strong safety over the final quarter of the campaign while Collins is on the shelf.
Coach Pat Shurmur acknowledged Wednesday that Collins will "most likely" require surgery to address his left shoulder injury, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Shurmur noted that an official decision on surgery won't be made for a couple of days, as there's a chance Collins could continue to play through the shoulder issue at some point over the Giants' final four games. It seems more likely than not that Collins will err on the side of caution and go under the knife with free agency -- and a lucrative payday -- looming in March. If Collins is in fact shut down for the rest of 2018, Michael Thomas and Sean Chandler would receive increased snaps alongside the Giants' other starting safety, Curtis Riley.
Collins (shoulder) is considering season-ending surgery to correct the shoulder injury he sustained during last Sunday's victory over Chicago, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports.
Collins recently underwent X-rays on his left shoulder, and the scans reportedly came back clean. While Collins isn't expected to play in this weekend's game against the Redskins anyway, fantasy owners may need to have a long-term contingency plan in place in case Collins chooses to go under the knife in the near future. The fourth-year pro is slated to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.
Collins (shoulder) is expected to miss Sunday's game against Washington, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
We'll look for official confirmation of Collins' Week 14 status in the coming days, but those who normally rely on the safety in IDP formats are advised to line up a replacement.
Collins had X-rays on his left shoulder Sunday but the results came back negative, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Collins exited Sunday's win over the Bears after sustaining the injury, but was able to return and remain in the game. The 25-year-old had played every defensive snap of the season entering Sunday's game -- and although that streak is now broken -- he appears to have avoided a serious injury.
Collins recorded nine tackles (eight solo) during Sunday's 25-22 loss to the Eagles.
Collins has led the Giants' defense in tackles in three straight games, and he now has 91 tackles on the season. The fourth-year pro played 100 percent of New York's defensive snaps Sunday as he has done in every game this season, and he remains a productive IDP starter.
Collins notched 11 tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 38-35 win over the Buccaneers.
Collins continues to lead the Giants' defense in tackles and now has 82 under his belt on the season. The fourth-year pro has been one of the few bright spots on New York's defense this season and is a solid starter in IDP formats.
Collins recorded nine tackles (seven solo) across 73 defensive snaps in Monday's win over the 49ers.
Collins had another productive outing Monday, as he now has 71 tackles on the season -- currently tied for 15th highest total in league. He played in 100 percent of the Giants' defensive snaps, as he has done in every game this season.
Collins had eight tackles (seven solo) in Monday's 23-20 loss to the Falcons.
Collins continues to pace the Giants defense with 57 tackles (40 solo) on the season. The Giants have a Week 8 matchup with the Redskins, who increasingly have relied on RB Adrian Peterson over the last couple weeks.
Collins led the Giants with 10 tackles (eight solo) in Thursday's loss to the Eagles.
Collins has led the defense in tackles each of the last five games, but the team's success continued to be limited by a Giants offense that provided the Eagles a short field twice within the first quarter. The 25-year-old should continue to be one of the top IDP options as the team heads to Atlanta for Week 7.
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