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Landon Collins says Giants felt like Odell Beckham Jr. was a problem the whole time

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The New York Giants lost two of their best players this offseason, as they traded wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns and saw safety Landon Collins head to the Washington Redskins via free agency.

Beckham was dealt largely as a result of the Giants not exactly loving his antics both on the field and off the field, and Collins says that New York felt like he was an issue all along.

“Was I shocked with Odell? No, honestly, not,” Collins said, according to Ryan Dunleavy of NJ Advance Media. “They felt like he was a problem the whole time. Ever since Odell stepped into the league with them, they felt like he was a problem, I felt like from the outside.”

But Collins says that while the front office may not have liked Beckham, the players felt differently.

“We loved him,” Collins said. “Odell is my brother. He is not that kind of guy, or what people think he is about or what the organization did. I don’t know why.”

The 25-year-old added that he and Beckham have talked since their departure from the Giants, but that what they discussed is “personal.”

Collins never wanted to leave New York.

“That’s what I thought,” Collins said in reference to him being one of the Giants’ building blocks going forward. “I thought I would be there the next 10 years. I guess everything changes for a reason.”

Now, Collins will see the Giants twice a year as a division rival, and Beckham is now on a potential Super Bowl contender.