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Landon Collins apologizes for calling Eli Apple 'a cancer'

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  • By Edward Lewis NFL.com
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A day after ripping Eli Apple, calling him "a cancer" who "needs to grow up," Landon Collins backtracked on the harsh words.

The Giants safety tweeted Wednesday he spoke with both coach Steve Spagnoulo and Apple, and apologized for the comments, saying the cornerback now has all of his support.

Collins' apology, which came a day after saying he'd prefer to play in a secondary Apple was not a part of, comes on the same day Apple was suspended by the Giants for their final game of the season for detrimental conduct toward the team. The whole episode is yet another weird chapter in a book featuring several issues between the two defensive backs in New York.

When Apple was demoted earlier this season, Collins said he took time to encourage the embattled DB. Apple denied that to reporters, saying only Brandon Marshall and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie went out of their way to offer support.

The Giants' season of misery will end Sunday against the Washington Redskins. The hope now that Collins has apologized is the beef between two of their top DBs will conclude this week as well.

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