Giants resist franchise tag for Collins

Suitors can begin forming a queue for safety Landon Collins.The New York Giants did not use their franchise tag to retain Collins’ refusal rights in free agency, setting the 25-year-old, three-time Pro Bowl selection free and onto the open market when the new league year begins next week.Collins, a four-year pro, can become an unrestricted free agent when the new NFL year begins March 13. The Giants had until Tuesday to use the franchise tag, which would have guaranteed Collins a one-year, $11.15 million deal.The New York Daily News also reported there is expected to be a “significant market” for the former Alabama safety if he’s allowed to hit free agency.

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