Since being selected in the fourth round of the 2013 draft, quarterback Ryan Nassib hasn’t made a single start for the Giants, and given that Eli Manning has remained remarkably healthy, Nassib has only managed 10 pass attempts during his career, all coming in garbage time. Thus, as Jordan Raanan of NJ.com explains, the Giants can’t be completely sure of what they have in Nassib as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. Though Nassib has reportedly grown through his practice reps over the past several seasons, New York isn’t going to invest in another quarterback while Manning has four years left on his deal. Signal-callers always draw interest on the open market, but whether another club will trust a QB with virtually no regular season experience like Nassib is an open question.
Here’s more from the NFC East…
- In addition to Rodney McLeod and Ron Brooks, the Eagles signed cornerback Leodis McKelvin to shore up their secondary, and he (like Brooks) has experience playing under defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. As Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer details, it looks as though McKelvin will start on the outside opposite Nolan Carroll, with Brooks acting as the nickel corner and second-year corner Eric Rowe continuing to develop.
- Ryan Mathews, rookie Wendell Smallwood, and (if he’s not traded) Darren Sproles look like sure bets for the Eagles‘ 53-man roster, but Kenjon Barner could make the club as the fourth running back, as Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice writes in an excellent piece with plenty of game film cutups of the former Oregon Duck. The Eagles could always add another back before the season starts, and I listed them as one team that could have interest in free agent Arian Foster.
- Redskins rookie wideout Josh Doctson injured his foot during Tuesday’s OTA and was held out of drills on Wednesday, but X-rays came back negative and Rich Tandler of CSNWashington.com said the injury is no cause for concern, adding that the ailment is something that wasn’t even reported had it happened later in the year. Doctson, Washington’s first-round pick, is expected to serve as the club’s third receiver at minimum, and could earn even more playing time if either DeSean Jackson or Pierre Garcon is released.
Rory Parks contributed to this post.