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Giants’ roster moves: Landon Collins placed on injured reserve

Star safety will miss first game in three years

NFL: New York Giants at Arizona Cardinals
Landon Collins after injuring his forearm Sunday night.
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Landon Collins’ 2017 NFL season is officially over. The Giants have placed the Pro Bowl safety on injured reserve after he suffered a broken forearm on Christmas Eve against the Arizona Cardinals.

Per Tom Rock of Newsday, Collins has already undergone surgery on the forearm.

Collins had been hoping to finish the season despite playing the past couple of weeks on an injured ankle. Now, he won’t get to do that. Collins will finish the season with a team-high 99 tackles, 74 solo. Damon Harrison is second on the team with 78 tackles.

Andrew Adams is expected to start in Collins place on Sunday vs. the Washington Redskins. Collins has never missed a game in his three-year career.

Per the Giants’ official web site, they now have 21 players on injured reserve.

The Giants replaced Collins with practice squad linebacker Derrick Matthews, who has never played in an NFL game. Matthews has spent some time on the practice squads of both the Redskins and Green Bay Packers. He played collegiately at the University of Houston.