Landon Collins Expected To Leave the Commanders
According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Washington Commanders have failed in negotiations with three-time Pro-Bowler and Alabama alumnus Landon Collins.
Collins was reportedly asked to take a pay cut, according to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports and USA Today.
In a tweet where Anderson referred to a conversation with Collins on his negotiations with Washington, she reported Collins was "fine" with the initial pay cut, but wasn't pleased when hearing about a second and possible third cut following the Commanders' signing of quarterback Carson Wentz.
There's also a strong indication that Collins was asked to move from his strong safety position by Washington, which may have been the last straw for the 2015 second-round draft pick from Alabama.
Collins signed a six-year $84 million contract with Washington in March of 2019 after hitting free agency with the Giants. He was drafted by New York in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft and made an immediate impact.
Collins made three consecutive Pro Bowls (2016-2018) and, in 2017, was named to the NFL's Top 100 list (92). For the Commanders in 2021, Collins appeared in 13 games and secured 51 solo tackles, two interceptions, three sacks and was third on the team in combined tackles (81).
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