New York Giants safety Landon Collins went out of his way Tuesday during an ESPN Radio interview to lambast his backfield teammate, second-year cornerback Eli Apple, whom he called "a cancer."
“I feel like Eli Apple has checked out,” Collins told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. “… If you go back to the game on Sunday, Eli was sitting down on the sideline. That’s not what we need right now.”
Turns out, even a franchise as dysfunctional as the Giants won't tolerate the public lampooning of teammates. By Wednesday afternoon, Collins changed his tune.
Collins made sure to tag Apple in the post and add the customary "100" emoji.
We'll see if the burying of the hatchet helps New York in its season finale against Washington on Sunday.