Giants safety Landon Collins said his goodbyes to teammates, coaches, and trainers, reports Josina Anderson of ESPN, who adds that "it doesn't seem like Collins expects to be a Giant for much longer."
And Collins seemed to confirm it, taking matters into his own hands when he tweeted at Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, saying he didn't need whatever he left in his locker.
The stuff in that locker that I have left I do not need💯- LANDON COLLINS (@TheHumble_21) February 20, 2019
Anderson had reported that Collins cleaned out his locker, but SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported that Collins' locker remains full of stuff and he has not been informed of any decision on whether the team plans to use the franchise tag on him or not, according to a source.
While his locker still has stuff in it, it seems Collins feels his time with the Giants is coming to an end.
Vacchiano adds that the Giants have until March 5 to make a decision on whether to franchise Collins or not, and the decision might not come until right around then.
The 25-year-old Collins will be an unrestricted free agent if he isn't tagged, and the Giants would lose him for nothing. But they also have the option of a sign-and-trade.
Vacchiano reported Tuesday that the Giants and Collins had made little progress on a potential contract extension. If the team decides to tag Collins, they would have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal -- with him playing under the tag this season if a deal isn't reached.
The Giants seriously considered trading Collins during the season, with the Bucs and Chiefs among the interested teams, reported Vacchiano.
Collins told SNY in November that he didn't want the franchise tag.
"Honestly I don't want it," he said. "I know what type of player I am. I'm going to bring forth hard-work, talent, play-making abilities to the game each and every week. Why would I want to play under a one-year deal? If something happens I'm not guaranteed. And even though I'm guaranteed that for a year, I'm still not guaranteed."