NFC East Notes: Eagles, Jordan, Redskins

Earlier this morning, we heard that free agent signal-caller Josh Freeman will work out for the Giants this week. There are a few more NFC East items to round up though, so let’s dive right in….

  • When Dion Jordan‘s name surfaced in trade rumors earlier in the offseason, the Eagles were immediately identified as a potential trade partner for the Dolphins, given Chip Kelly‘s connection to the defensive end. And according to at least one report, from Bob Grotz of the Delaware County Daily Times, Philadelphia did make an offer for Jordan — according to Grotz, the Eagles’ offer is believed to have included a second-round pick and edge defender Brandon Graham.
  • Following up on Grotz’s report, Tim McManus of says he has heard “similar whispers” about an Eagles offer for Jordan, and suggests that offering a first-round pick rather than a second might be enough to get it done if Philadelphia really wants Jordan. For what it’s worth, the Dolphins denied shopping Jordan when rumors first started to swirl, but I’d imagine the team would have to strongly consider any offer that includes a first-rounder.
  • Although the team didn’t immediately sign Austin Collie or Anthony Armstrong after hosting them for visits this week, the Redskins are looking to add more competition and depth to their receiving corps, says Mike Jones of the Washington Post.
  • Speaking of that receiving corps, Andre Roberts, who initially signed with the Redskins expecting to be the team’s No. 2 wideout, will have to reconsider his role in Washington after the club signed DeSean Jackson, as he admitted on ESPN 980 in Washington yesterday (link via John Keim of
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