Landon Collins: The money changed when Washington brought in Carson Wentz

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Apparently, Washington’s agreement to bring in quarterback Carson Wentz and his full contract have already had consequences for the rest of the roster.

Reports emerged on Thursday morning that the Commanders were planning to release safety Landon Collins after the team and player could not agree to a restructured contract. According to Collins, he was OK with staying with Washington until the club asked for more concessions once Wentz was in the picture.

“They asked me to take a pay cut. The first one was fine,” Collins told Josina Anderson of CBS Sports. “Then they asked me to take another one. The money changed after they signed Carson Wentz. I’ll just take my chances in free agency.”

Collins signed a six-year, $84 million deal with Washington in March 2019. He was set to have a cap number of $16.1 million in 2022. His release will save $6.5 million against the cap. But his dead cap charge of $9.6 million makes him a candidate to be released with a post-June 1 designation to spread that over future years.

Washington’s trade for Wentz cannot become official until the new league year begins on March 16.

In three seasons with the club, he started 35 games, recording 239 total tackles, 6.0 sacks, seven passes defensed, four forced fumbles, and three interceptions.

Collins, who turned 28 in January, had two picks and 3.0 sacks in 13 games with the Commanders in 2021.

17 responses to “Landon Collins: The money changed when Washington brought in Carson Wentz

  1. Oh, now you like Collins because he’s getting released? I’m sure you thought he was a bum while playing on the team. People are truly crazy.

  2. So long, BOZO.

    Horrible in coverage, below average tackler, and he has acne!

    Take Chaseless young with you please

  3. Having to do it to accommodate Carson Wentz is a line he could not cross. I don’t blame him.

  4. From day 1 this guy has always thought he’s been better than he has been. Big head, bad attitude and no leadership.

    NO THANKS

    What a country. This guy makes that kind of money with all those attributes.

  5. longlivedansnyder says:
    March 10, 2022 at 12:48 pm
    So long, BOZO.

    Horrible in coverage, below average tackler, and he has acne!

    Take Chaseless young with you please
    —————————————————

    Really? I’m sure there are plenty of teams who’d take Chase Young in a heartbeat.

  6. Collins was a liability, go back and look, I believe the late 4 game win streak and defensive improvement happened with Collins either out or relegated to LB. As to the pay cut, things move at pace in the NFL at this time of year I would imagine. Money offered in the morning may be money spent elsewhere in the afternoon

  7. The Washington team has no clue what they are doing. It might be time to wager they will the worst team next year.

  8. Landon was very good when he played as a hybrid linebacker this season. Before that, not so much. His getting released was bound to happen regardless of what they will pay Wentz.

  9. Not sure why they want a QB anyway, they had Cousins and let him walk. I don’t feel sorry for the team at all.

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