WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
Sure, the Washington Redskins weren’t picked to make the playoffs or even contend this season. Yet a defense with safety Landon Collins,...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There's been a lot of time spent in the New York Giants training camp deciding when rookie quarterback Daniel Jones will get a chance to play this season.
NEW YORK GIANTS (5-11)
New faces: QB Daniel Jones, G Kevin Zeitler, T Mike Remmers, WR Golden Tate III, DT Dexter Lawrence II, CB DeAndre Baker, S Jabrill Peppers, S Antoine Bethea, LB...
Kevin Byard left the talking to the Titans and his agent this offseason, and now he's agreed to a deal making him the NFL's highest-paid safety with a contract extension hours before they report...
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-9)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Richmond, Virginia
LAST YEAR: Almost everything went right for Redskins on way to 6-3 record. Then injuries derailed their season. Alex...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean Davis couldn't help but notice the big-money contracts fellow NFL safeties landed during free agency. It was impossible not to.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After making three picks on the opening day of the NFL draft, New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman was quick to say how great it is when need and value...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After trading offensive catalyst Odell Beckham Jr. and sacks leader Olivier Vernon to Cleveland and losing perennial leading tackler Landon Collins to free agency, the...
15. WASHINGTON (7-9)
LAST SEASON: Redskins were cruising toward playoffs at 6-3 when QB Alex Smith broke right leg and injuries hit hard. Team went to Colt McCoy, Mark Sanchez and Josh...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has come out of a brief retirement to join the Washington Redskins.
The team announced the signing of Rodgers-Cromartie on...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Dave Gettleman's trash seems to be the Washington Redskins' treasure.
Three years after the-then Carolina Panthers general manager let cornerback Josh Norman out of his...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to re-sign running back Adrian Peterson to an $8 million, two-year deal.
DENVER (AP) — The National Football League's annual free agency frenzy officially begins Wednesday, just 39 days after Tom Brady won another Super Bowl and 44 days before Commissioner Roger...
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Foles is headed to Jacksonville, Landon Collins to Washington and Trent Brown to Oakland.
The big-money offers for NFL free agents began Monday, two days before they can...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Landon Collins wore No. 21 in honor of Sean Taylor. Now he'll don the same burgundy and gold as his idol.
Collins on Monday agreed to sign a six-year, $84 million deal...
GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-9-1)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Clay Matthews, WR Randall Cobb, DT Muhammad Wilkerson, LB Jake Ryan, CB Bashaud Breeland, CB Davon House, TE Lance Kendricks, TE...
NEW YORK GIANTS (5-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: G Jamon Brown, S Landon Collins, LS Zak DeOssie, DT Mario Edwards, WR Bennie Fowler, G John Greco, S Antonio Hamilton, DT John Jenkins, WR...
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB Adrian Peterson, WR Jamison Crowder, LB Preston Smith, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, G Shawn Lauvao, T Ty Nsekhe, LB Pernell McPhee, QB Josh...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are letting three-time Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins test the free-agent market without any restrictions.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have re-signed veteran quarterback Alex Tanney.
The team confirmed the signing on Monday without releasing details. The 31-year-old, who did...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Things definitely didn't go the way Pat Shurmur wanted in his first season as New York Giants coach.
The Giants (5-11) finished last in the NFC East for the second straight year. They missed the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons and were among the NFL's worst teams despite a spectacular rookie season from running back and No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have placed two-time Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Collins was hurt Sunday against the Chicago Bears and will need surgery to repair a partially torn labrum.
The Giants signed defensive back Kenny Ladler off their practice squad to fill the roster spot. He had six special teams tackles with the Redskins this season before Washington released him on Nov. 6.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants safety and leading tackler Landon Collins is going to miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.
The Giants said Wednesday that Collins has a partially torn labrum and will need surgery. The team had said earlier Collins would not play Sunday in Washington.
The expected recovery time for this type of injury can be anywhere from four to six months.
Collins was not in the locker room before the practice to comment.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL trading deadline passed and the New York Giants decided to stand pat despite speculation they would be wheeling and dealing with a second straight season going down the tubes.
Linebacker Olivier Vernon, cornerback Janoris Jenkins and safety Landon Collins will finish the season with the Giants, who are 1-7 for the second straight year and have virtually no chance of making the playoffs in Pat Shurmur's first season as coach.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott accepted the challenge.
The Dallas quarterback threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Tavon Austin on the third play of the game and the Cowboys sacked Eli Manning six times in a 20-13 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night.
The Dallas defense was strong again, just as in an opening loss at Carolina, as the Cowboys (1-1) avoided the first 0-2 start in seven seasons under coach Jason Garrett.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott heard the assessment from New York Giants safety Landon Collins on how to beat his Dallas Cowboys.
Stop running back Ezekiel Elliott, put the ball in Prescott's hands and "I think we'll have a better shot at winning," Collins said a few days after the Carolina Panthers illustrated as much in the opener.
"Challenge accepted," the Dallas quarterback said. "Challenge accepted."
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins is taking part in practice at organized team activities without the red jersey which tells other New York Giants players to keep their hands off him.
It doesn't mean Collins has fully recovered from a late-season broken right arm that required two surgeries to fix. It does mean the leader of the defense is close, and could take part in next week's mandatory three-day minicamp.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Apple is vowing to mend his ways after being given a second chance by the New York Giants.
The 22-year-old cornerback who was the 10th pick in the 2016 draft on Monday promised to be a better player, a better person, and a better teammate as the Giants start a rebuilding process under new coach Pat Shurmur after a 3-13 season.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur thinks Landon Collins should just speak for himself.
The Giants safety recently made headlines with radio comments that teammate Ereck Flowers was "unhappy" the team signed Patriots left tackle Nate Solder. The move effectively flipped Flowers to right tackle.
NEW YORK GIANTS (3-13)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: OL Justin Pugh; C Weston Richburg; G D.J. Fluker; RBs Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen; QB Geno Smith; WR Tavarres King; DT Jay Bromley; DE Kerry Wynn; LBs Keenan Robinson, Jonathan Casillas, Devon Kennard, Kelvin Sheppard, Akeem Ayers and Deontae Skinner; S Nat Berhe; CB Darryl Morris.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph, tight end Kyle Rudolph and safety Harrison Smith are going to the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl.
The Vikings said Monday that Joseph will replace Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. Rudolph will replace Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham, who is unable to participate due to an injury. Smith replaces New York Giants safety Landon Collins, who also is injured.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have fired Marc Ross, the team's vice president of player evaluation for the last five seasons.
New general manager Dave Gettleman on Saturday announced the move, his first since rejoining the franchise.
Ross had been with the Giants since 2007, serving six years as director of college scouting. Ross had been in charge of the Giants' draft, along with previous GM Jerry Reese, who was let go this month.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A day after Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins referred to him as a cancer, cornerback Eli Apple was suspended Wednesday by the New York Giants for the season finale against the Washington Redskins.
The Giants announced the suspension hours after Apple had participated in the practice. Interim general manager Kevin Abrams and interim coach Steve Spagnuolo informed him of the suspension.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — For the past couple of weeks, Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins of the New York Giants has struggled preparing for games.
It has nothing to do either with the Giants' dreadful season or the frustration of losing week after week. New York is 2-12 heading into Sunday's game at the Cardinals (6-8).
The Giants and Rams face off Sunday following their bye week.
While the Giants desperately needed some time off to figure out why they have been the NFL's biggest disappointment, the Rams probably could have skipped the hiatus after becoming the league's most pleasant surprise.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After years of being asked when are they are going back to the playoffs, the New York Giants have the potential to make a run at a title again.
Playing most of Ben McAdoo's first season as coach with a stagnant offense, the Giants rode a Landon Collins-led defense to an 11-5 record and their first playoff berth since the 2011 season, a campaign that ended in a Super Bowl win.
NEW YORK GIANTS (11-6)
New faces: WR Brandon Marshall, TE Evan Engram, DT Dalvin Tomlinson, PK Aldrick Rosas, QB Geno Smith, OL D.J. Fluker, TE Rhett Ellison.
Key losses: DT Jonathan Hankins, RT Marshall Newhouse, PK Robbie Gould.
Strengths: This is going to be one of best defenses in league, with S Landon Collins, DEs Olivier Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul, and CB Janoris Jenkins looking very good in camp. QB Eli Manning has more options than Odell Beckham Jr. to target.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants' defense is in midseason form, while Eli Manning and the offense are finally showing signs of life.
With roughly two weeks to go until the season opener, the Giants are ready. The Jets aren't.
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (AP) — If only the New York Giants could play the Jets every week.
Landon Collins and Donte Deayon scored on interception returns, Jason Pierre-Paul recorded a safety and Eli Manning and the offense showed a little life for the first time this preseason as the Giants turned the annual game for the braggin' rights of New York into an early laugher and late thriller with a 32-31 win Saturday night.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has every right to be optimistic about the upcoming season.
His unit carried the team to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth in Ben McAdoo's first season as head coach, and there is star power in the starting unit.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a miserable end to the 2016 season and the brouhaha about his desire to be the NFL's highest-paid player, Odell Beckham Jr. is having a great time at training camp with the New York Giants.
The 24-year-old wide receiver, social rock star and fan favorite is putting on a show every time he steps on the field.
NEW YORK GIANTS (11-6)
OPEN CAMP: July 28, Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — During a breakout season in 2016, New York Giants safety Landon Collins went from one of the NFL's most promising young defensive players to one of its best overall, an All-Pro.
Dave Merritt, the team's safeties coach, thinks the 23-year-old Collins has room to grow. A lot of room.
On a scale of 1 to 10, Merritt rated Collins a 7 heading into his third season.
The last two players to be selected with the first pick of the second round of the NFL draft were New York Giants star safety Landon Collins in 2015 and Cleveland Browns promising pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah last year.
The point being there is plenty of big-time talent left on the board when the first round ends. That is especially the case this season, when the draft class was considered to have more first-round talents than first-round picks.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Crimson Tide-tinted friendship of Landon Collins and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will be tested on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
Two of the game's top young safeties have known each other since college. Collins followed Clinton-Dix to Alabama, then to the NFL.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lane Johnson immediately showed why he's so valuable to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Johnson cleared the way for Ryan Mathews to run 17 yards on Philadelphia's first play from scrimmage and then opened a big hole on Darren Sproles' 25-yard touchdown run by knocking Landon Collins out of the way. With Johnson back in the lineup, the Eagles played like the team that started the season 3-0.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When people start talking about the success of the New York Giants' defense, the names of Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins, Damon Harrison, Jonathan Casillas and Landon Collins get mentioned frequently.
One name that rarely gets mentioned is Brad Wing, a guy who is never on the field with the defense.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants won't be able to replace defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul in the final four games of the regular season. The 27-year-old just does too much for one guy to step in. He stops the run.
Pierre-Paul pressures the quarterback. He also has a unique ability to make plays in situations when he seemingly was out of position.