AP Source: Redskins to sign Collins to $84M, 6-year deal

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 18: Safety Landon Collins #21 of the New York Giants reacts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first half at MetLife Stadium on November 18, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to sign safety Landon Collins to an $84 million, six-year deal with $45 million guaranteed.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal cannot become official until free agency opens Wednesday. The deal is worth an average of $14 million a season.

Collins joins the Redskins after the New York Giants let him go to free agency rather than keeping the 25-year-old with the $11.2 million franchise tag. He led the Giants with 96 tackles last season and his 437 since entering the NFL in 2015 are the most among safeties in that time.

Signing Collins fills one of Washington’s biggest needs on a defense that ranked 17th in the league last season.

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