East Notes: Giants, Thomas, Bills, Cowboys

Preston Parker was “begging for money” in September, as coach Tom Coughlin says, but he’ll now get a chance to start for the Giants on Sunday, writes Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. Parker caught 40 passes for the Bucs in 2011 but hasn’t been heard from since. Now, with rookie Odell Beckham Jr. on the mend and preseason star Corey Washington still being brought up to speed, Parker has his chance to shine. More from the AFC and NFC East..

  • Daniel Thomas will be no higher than third on the depth chart this Sunday after re-signing with the Dolphins, but he’s okay with that, as Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald writes. “I haven’t been here in two weeks, and these guys have been practicing every day,” Thomas said. “It’s only right. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
  • The Pegulas have sold Five Star Athlete Management, the NFL player agency run by Todd France and Brian Ayrault, tweets Tim Graham of The Buffalo News. Owning a player agency and the Bills at the same time, as you might imagine, would be a conflict of interest. Meanwhile, when the owners approve the Pegulas on October 8th, they’ll make their $1.4 billion payment in cash, according to Graham (link).
  • In today’s mailbag, a reader asks Kevin Sherrington of The Dallas Morning News about Rolando McClain‘s contract status and what the Cowboys can do to keep him in the fold long-term. McClain has quit on the game of football before and Sherrington cautions that the club should see what they have in the linebacker before locking themselves in beyond this season. If things work out, however, he could see Dallas wanting to keep him in the middle.
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