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Giants sign Landon Collins to active roster; Tae Crowder returns to practice squad


The Giants signed safety Landon Collins to their active roster off the practice squad.

On Sunday in Washington, Collins played a season-high 27 defensive snaps in his third game as a practice squad elevation, the maximum allowed. To continue playing him, the Giants had to add him to the roster. Collins has four tackles (two solo) this season.

A 2015 second-round draft choice, Collins was a two-time Pro Bowler in his first tenure with the Giants, which ended after the 2018 season. He then spent three years in Washington. Collins has started 94 of 97 regular-season games in which he's played, so returning here on the practice squad was not easy.

"It's definitely humbling, but I've always been that way," Collins said. "I've always been a worker. So, that's something that's never changed. I never came here with expectations, anything like that. I came here to go to work and get back into the building. So, that's the best part about it."

The 2016 Giants, who finished 11-5, was the only winning team Collins played on until now. 

"It's exciting," he said. "I'm excited because now you get to really contribute, make some plays for this team, and make that run. That run is as big as it comes. This opportunity is a blessing, and I'm thankful for it."

Linebacker Tae Crowder, the former starter who was released yesterday, was signed to the practice squad.

View the best photos from safety Landon Collins' time as a member of the Giants.


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