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(Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports) Landon Collins
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Landon Collins – S (Washington Football Team)

For Landon Collins, it might be more a case of when the Washington Football Team parts ways with him rather than if.

Collins is still only 27-years-old, even though it seems as if the safety has been around forever. The former All-Pro played in just seven games last season due to injury and looked like a shell of his former self when on the field.

Washington’s young defense has the potential to be dominant in 2021. Collins could get back to the form of old and convince the coaching staff he’s worth keeping around with a cap hit of more than $16 million, but any slight regression would almost certainly seal his fate.

If Collins ended up on the waiver wire or released entirely this year, the interest in the three-time Pro Bowler would be substantial. As stated previously, the Vikings could use an insurance policy if Xavier Woods doesn’t work out, which might also have an adverse effect on Harrison Smith in the process.

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Collins has his faults, obviously. But if the Vikings could get him on the cheap before the season, it quickly becomes a low-risk, high-reward pick-up.