ASHBURN Zach Brown Jersey , Va. (AP) Landon Collins wore No. 21 in honor of Sean Taylor. Now hell don the same burgundy and gold as his idol.Collins on Monday agreed to sign a six-year, $84 million deal with the Washington Redskins that includes $45 million guaranteed. After the New York Giants let Collins walk rather than pay him $11.2 million with the franchise tag, hell make an average of $14 million per season as one of the highest-paid safeties in football.A person with knowledge of the agreement confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because it cant become official until free agency opens Wednesday. Its the latest big move by the Redskins after they agreed last week to acquire quarterback Case Keenum from the Denver Broncos.Swapping 2020 sixth- and seventh-round picks with Denver to get Keenum is a low-risk trade to fill the void left by Alex Smiths career-threatening injury. Signing Collins is another expensive splash for an organization that has a reputation for spending big in free agency .Before New York selected him 33rd overall in the 2015 draft, Collins said he always wanted to play for the Redskins because of Taylor, the hard-hitting safety who died after being shot at his home in Florida in 2007.The 25-year-old Collins led the Giants with 96 tackles last season Kyler Murray Jersey , and his 437 since entering the NFL in 2015 are the most among safeties in that time. In 59 career games, Collins had eight interceptions but none last season.He is a complete safety, retired safety Will Blackmon said on Twitter. He is a leader, hes smart, he can cover man or zone Byron Murphy Jersey , he has great ball skills, he has really good instincts and most importantly he can tackle extremely well.Getting Collins fills one of Washingtons biggest needs on a defense that ranked 17th in the league last season. The team acquired safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from Green Bay at the 2018 trade deadline, but he is set to be a free agent. D.J. Swearinger was released late in the season after repeatedly questioning the coaching staff and was claimed off waivers by Arizona.Theres also uncertainty about safety Montae Nicholson, who was arrested in December for assault and battery and missed the final two games of last season.Collins situation is reminiscent of when the Carolina Panthers let cornerback Josh Norman go by rescinding the franchise tag after his All-Pro season in 2015. The Redskins then signed him to a $75 million, five-year contract.Giants general manager Dave Gettleman was then GM of the Panthers Andy Isabella Jersey , which led Norman on Monday to tweet , In Gettleman WE Trust (All-DBs) securing the money.The irony is that Norman is among the players who could be released to save salary-cap space. Releasing Norman would save the Redskins $8.5 million after three seasons with the team. Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh has promoted linebackers coach Don Martindale to defensive coordinator, assuring a seamless transition in the wake of Dean Pees retirement.

Martindale has been coaching Baltimore linebackers since 2012. The 54-year-old was the defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos in 2010.

After Pees ended his six-year run as the Ravens defensive coordinator on Jan. 1, Harbaugh said he wanted to maintain continuity with his new hire.

Im a believer in this system, Harbaugh said last week. This system has been something thats been developed for a long period of time Zach Allen Jersey , and we have worked really hard every single year to make it better.

Martindale has been part of that process. He coached the Ravens inside linebackers from 2012-15 and spent the past two seasons as the teams linebackers coach.

In announcing the move Tuesday, Harbaugh said Martindales aggressive mentality will serve to take our defense to new levels.

Harbaugh said Martindale knows the ins and outs of what we have been about on defense and has been an important contributor to our success on that side of the ball.

Also on Tuesday, Harbaugh promoted Mike Macdonald to linebackers coach and Sterling Lucas to quality control defense.

The 30-year-old Macdonald joined the Ravens in 2014 as a coaching intern on defense. He served as a defensive assistant in 2015 and 2016, and this season was the defensive backs coach. Baltimore led the NFL this season with 22 interceptions and forced a league-best 34 turnovers.