Landon Collins Injury: Updates on Giants Safety's Knee and Return

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured Columnist

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New York Giants safety Landon Collins suffered a sprained MCL during the team's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Aug. 14, but he was able to start the third preseason game against the New York Jets on Saturday.

"He played 25 minutes and said his knee 'felt very strong,'" the Record's Art Stapleton tweeted.

Collins made three total tackles on Saturday.

Zach Braziller of the New York Post had noted on Aug. 26 that Collins was already participating in seven-on-seven drills in preparation for his return.

Collins was helped to the locker room during the Giants' first preseason game of the season, and the team announced X-rays were negative on the injury.

The Giants selected Collins 33rd overall in the 2015 NFL draft out of the University of Alabama. Safety is a thin position for New York, which also lost another rookie safety, Mykkele Thompson, during the Aug. 14 game. He was carted off the field with an Achilles injury, according to James Kratch of

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