NFC East Rumors: Redskins, Cowboys

The Redskins don’t need another pass-catching tight end but, hey, it never hurts to have extra. Tarik El-Bashir of runs down the possible tight end targets for Washington in next month’s draft. Washington’s current depth chart includes Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen, and Niles Paul. El-Bashir highlights Washington’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Iowa’s C.J. Fiedorowicz, and Crockett Gillmore of Colorado State as tight ends worth considering. Here’s more out of the NFC East..

  • John Keim of compares the Redskins defense to the rest of the league in terms of salary. Safety Jairus Byrd could have upped the Redskins’ bill for 2014 but he wound up signing with the Saints instead.
  • If LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger is available for the Cowboys in the second round, they should pass, says Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News. While Mettenberger had a very strong pro day just a couple of months after surgery and the Cowboys should look into a QB for the future, it’s not a pressing need because of their commitment to Tony Romo. Instead, Dallas needs at least two walk-in starters on defense and that’s probably where their focus will be.
  • Calvin Watkins of looked back at the Cowboys‘ last five free agent classes and wrapped up today with a glance at 2013. The class, which amounted to the additions of Will Allen and Justin Durant, got Dallas a C grade from Watkins.
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