NFC East Rumors: Redskins, Cowboys, Sherman

Redskins GM Bruce Allen has said that quarterback Kirk Cousins won’t be going anywhere, but that could change sometime during the draft, writes Rich Tandler of If the Browns get past their second-round pick and still don’t have a quarterback, they could very well dial up the Redskins to inquire on Cousins. The Redskins are hoping that multiple teams find themselves in a similar spot and spark up a bidding war for Robert Griffin III‘s understudy. More out of the NFC East..

  • Wide receiver doesn’t figure to be an area of focus for the Cowboys in this week’s draft. Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tweets that the team only hosted two wideouts for pre-draft visits: Colorado’s Paul Richardson and Oregon’s Josh Huff.
  • In the wake of Richard Sherman‘s brand new deal with the Seahawks, David Moore of the Dallas Morning News can’t help but wonder how he would have looked in blue and white. Sherman was the 154th player taken in the 2011 draft, eleven picks after Dallas drafted fellow cornerback Josh Thomas. While Sherman is one of the best at his position, Thomas never saw a down for the Cowboys.
  • Johnny Manziel likes the Cowboys, but he hopes to be gone before they pick at No. 16, writes Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram.
  • The Redskins‘ special teams play was a disaster last season so it’s no surprise to hear that it’s a big priority this offseason, writes Tarik El-Bashir of Many of the 14 free agents Washington signed will be counted upon to bolster special teams, including linebackers Akeem Jordan and Adam Hayward. That commitment to special teams figures to carry into the late rounds of this weekend’s draft.
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