NFC East Notes: Eagles, Hardy, Kerrigan

Earlier this morning, we passed along the latest updates on injured Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and his franchise tag, but there are plenty of other items from out of the NFC East to round up, so let’s dive right in…

  • Appearing on WIP in Philadelphia today, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said that he isn’t looking for a new kicker and doesn’t anticipate making any major changes during his team’s bye (Twitter link via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer). It’s no surprise that the Eagles are sticking with Caleb Sturgis — he missed one field goal attempt in last night’s loss, but it came from 50 yards out.
  • After Greg Hardy‘s outburst on the Cowboys‘ sideline during Sunday’s loss to the Giants, Ian O’Connor of writes that Dallas should be suspending the volatile defensive end, rather than enabling him.
  • Washington linebacker Ryan Kerrigan fractured a bone in his right hand during Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay, and may have to undergo surgery this week, according to Andrew Walker of However, with the team’s bye coming up in Week 8, there’s a chance Kerrigan won’t have to miss any time.
  • Many NFL observers were shocked when the Giants signed wide receiver and special-teamer Dwayne Harris to a $17MM contract back in March, but as Paul Schwartz of the New York Post outlines, Harris’ kick return touchdown on Sunday against his old team might have helped save New York’s season.
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4 comments on “NFC East Notes: Eagles, Hardy, Kerrigan

  1. TJECK109

    Harris’ kick return touchdown on Sunday against HID old team? Spell check

    • Luke Adams

      Got it, thanks.

  2. GOAT

    1 Kickoff return does not justify his 17mill contract. While the giants may garner some satisfaction that it was against Dallas, the should be more concerned with an offense that only managed 10 points at home and a defense that was gashed by a has been running back from a team that they knew would be run heavy.

    • Luke Adams

      Agreed, obviously a single play never justifies a $17MM investment (unless maybe he had done the same thing in the Super Bowl). But if Harris can start making those kind of impact plays more regularly, it doesn’t look like such a bad deal, particularly since he won’t earn the entire $17MM unless the team keeps him around for five years.

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