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Del Rio: Landon Collins to Stay at Strong Safety for WFT

Locked On Washington: WFT reports Landon Collins will stay at strong safety

When Landon Collins tested free agency waters in 2019, he shocked the NFL by departing from the New York Giants to sign a six-year, $84 million contract with a division rival, the Washington Football Team.

In his first season in Washington, Collins performed at a high level, registering 117 tackles, just eight shy of his career-best in 2016, where he was an All-Pro.

Unfortunately, his second season with the WFT was cut short in late October when Collins tore his Achilles and headed to injured reserve. The WFT's record at the time of the injury was 2-5.

Rookie Kamren Curl slotted into the strong safety spot in the second half of the year and found a good amount of success in the starting lineup. The team went 5-4 the rest of the way to capture the team's first division title since 2015.

With Collins' established presence on the defense and Curl's dynamic play in the second half, there were questions as to who would slot in as the team's starting strong safety heading into 2021.

Just after the NFL Draft, Del Rio told WFT team reporters that Collins would remain at strong safety, while Curl would hover around the secondary.

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On this episode of "Locked On Washington Football Team," hosts Chris Russell and David Harrison discuss the WFT's secondary and how it will shake up in 2021.

The guys also talk about the strides cornerback Benjamin St-Juste will make in his rookie year and Curl will make in his second year.

In the final segment, the duo talk about Hall-of-Famer Barry Sanders' comments on undrafted rookie running back Jaret Patterson.

Chris and David deal with all that and more on this episode of "Locked on Washington Football Team". For more podcasts and information, join us here.

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