When the 2019 National Football League schedule is released, you can bet that ex-New York Giant and soon-to-be Washington Redskins safety Landon Collins will circle the dates of those NFC East battles.
When the transaction goes official Wednesday after the market opens, everything changes for the Redskins.
Of the $84 million, $45 million is guaranteed and paid out over the first three years of the deal, adds Rapoport.
Packers signing free agent safety Adrian Amos
Schefter also reports that the Packers are signing Washington LB Preston Smith to a four-year deal worth $52 million. Amos is just 25 years old, and was drastically more affordable than Landon Collins on the open market.
Veteran Eric Weddle was quickly snapped up by the Los Angeles Rams after being released by the Baltimore Ravens; his two-year, $12.5 million pact is a reflection of his age (he's 34). The 2015 second-rounder has been named to the Pro Bowl the past three seasons and finished a year ago with 96 tackles in 12 games. The Redskins tried the whole trade for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix thing too, but he never got accustomed to his surroundings and is now a free agent. Collins models his game after Taylor, the hard-hitting safety who died after being shot at his home in Florida in 2007. Collins played four seasons with the Giants after they selected him out of Alabama in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. While the contract is a big one, which was tough to predict with the Redskins salary cap situation, Collins will bring plenty to the Redskins secondary at strong safety, while at the same time weakening a divisional rival as the Giants lose one of their better defenders.
In 59 career games with the Giants, Collins had eight interceptions but none last season.
Norman took to twitter to take a shot at the Giants and General Manager Dave Gettleman on Monday.