Landon Collins is done in New York – or at least going by his recent social media tweets, he wants to be. If the unrestricted free agent is not franchise tagged by the Giants, which he is obviously hoping not to be, he will be on the open market soon and several Detroit Lions would love to see him in Motown in 2019.

A deal to land Collins is very possible, that is if he isn't officially franchise tagged by the Giants. From recent reports, it seems Collins won't show up to camp if he is tagged. is reporting (via ESPN) that Collins, an impending free agent and likely franchise-tag candidate, reportedly "cleaned out his locker" at the New York Giants facility on Wednesday.

Multiple beat reporters added the Collins said goodbye to teammates in a way that would indicate that he isn't coming back next season.

Another Giant in Detroit?

The Detroit Lions have acquired some great talent from the New York Giants recently, and they would love to add another.

Devon Kennard, Damon Harrison, and Romeo Okwara are all former G-Men who now wear the Honolulu Blue and Silver. With the Lions in need of a strong safety, Quandre Diggs is making a pitch for Collins to head to Detroit in 2019 via Twitter.

Diggs was responding to Collins’ tweet in which Collins said that “the stuff in that locker I have left I do not need.” Obviously, that must mean in a roundabout way that Collins has no reason to return to New York, or at least has no intention to.

Diggs’ reply was simple – “Roarrrrrrrrrrrr.”

The reference was obvious that Diggs is extending an olive branch to a fellow defensive back. If the Lions did strike a deal with Collins it would make Detroit’s rising defense that much better in 2019.

Right direction

Sure, the Lions 6-10 record last season was a disappointment for rookie head coach Matt Patricia.

However, Patricia did bring many positives in his first campaign as the Lions new head man – a strong defense.

Matt Patricia built some tough defenses in New England over the last decade, and in his first year in Detroit the impact was obvious.

The Lions jumped from No. 27 in 2017 to No. 10 last season in total defense. Adding a player like Landon Collins would only make that tenth ranked unit even better in 2019.

Fans will know very soon if the Lions have a shot at Collins. SB Nation reports that NFL teams can start using the franchise tag on players on February 19. However the deadline is March 5. If Collins isn't hit with the tag by the 5th of March, will be officially on the open market.