Eli Apple And Landon Collins Have Some Complicated Beef

Eli Apple has been benched and relegated to special teams duty in recent weeks

A tumultuous season for New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple has come to an early end.

On Tuesday, teammate Landon Collins referred to Apple as a "cancer" on a NY radio show, likely in response to the time the second-year corner implied Collins was lying about offering him counsel earlier this month.

Giants cornerback Eli Apple waits for play to resume during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 26, 2017.

The 2016 National Football League draft has already produced four Pro Bowlers out of its top five picks, but Apple has been on the other end of the spectrum.

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Apple played Sunday against the Cardinals but only on special teams. Besides the other two guys, DRC (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) and Jackrabbit (former North Alabama standout Janoris Jenkins), I love those two guys.

But Collins tweeted out Wednesday morning that he's extended an olive branch to Apple. and has since apologized to the rest of his teammates. There's plenty of blame to go around, from an already fired head coach and general manager, the continued decline of Eli Manning, injuries to wide receivers and just general underachievement across the board.

The two-win New York Giants have had a tumultuous 2017 season and tensions off the field were taken to new heights Tuesday when one star player called out a teammate.

After being a sleeper Super Bowl contender during the preseason, the New York Giants are far closer to the first overall pick in the 2018 draft with a 2-13 record.

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Landon Collins said he wanted Eli Apple gone. They play hard. They love what they do.

Collins tagged Apple in the post, and added a "100" emoji for extra effect.

Apple said the next day that he had not spoken to Collins about anything.

"Landon? No", Apple said.

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