We learned this afternoon that Giants offensive lineman Eric Herman has been suspended four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Let’s take a look at some more notes from New York and the rest of NFC East.
- Eagles kicker Alex Henery isn’t worried about the NFL’s plan to move extra points to 33 yards for the first two preseason games, writes Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com. “It’s pretty hard to miss from where the extra point was,” Henery said. “Now it’s just a little bit farther. As long as it’s not windy, it should be pretty makeable.” Henery has missed only one of his 117 career extra point attempts.
- The Giants’ secondary isn’t short on pedigree — both Prince Amukamara and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie were first-round picks, and Walter Thurmond is a Super Bowl winner. But it’s 2013 undrafted corner Charles James II who is drawing interest during practice, per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.
- James II isn’t the only unheralded Giants player turning heads — receiver Marcus Harris, nicknamed “Soup”, is trying to follow in the steps of fellow undrafted pass-catcher Victor Cruz and become a viable NFL player, according to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News
- John Keim of ESPN.com offers a profile of Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson, a 2012 fourth-round pick out of Texas.