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Report: Giants considered trading S Collins


Reuters
Updated: 31-10-2018 04:59 IST

The New York Giants considered trading safety Landon Collins before Tuesday's deadline, but their asking price was too high to complete a deal, according to an SNY report.

Per the report, the Giants were seeking at least a 2019 second-round pick and possibly a low-round pick in 2020. It added that the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were among teams that made offers, and the bidding got as high as a third-round pick.

Head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters Monday that he expected Collins, who is in the final year of his rookie contract, to remain with the team through the trade deadline.

A two-time Pro Bowler and one-time first-team All-Pro, Collins has yet to record an interception in eight games this season, but he leads the team with 62 tackles and also has four passes defensed and a forced fumble.

A second-round pick in 2015, Collins is expected to demand a top-of-the-market contract this spring when he is set to be a free agent. Chiefs safety Eric Berry currently leads the way among NFL safeties with a $13 million annual average, while five others averaged at least $10 million annually.

The Giants (1-7) sold off two pieces via trade last week in defensive tackle Damon Harrison and cornerback Eli Apple. They reportedly made cornerback Janoris Jenkins available before Tuesday's deadline but did not find a deal to their liking.

Kansas City was rumored to have interest in trading for Seahawks safety Earl Thomas earlier this year before he suffered a season-ending broken leg. They remain thin at safety, as Berry has yet to play since tearing his Achilles in the 2017 season opener.

--Field Level Media

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