The Eagles have experience with tight ends Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, and James Casey, and they could employ their skill sets in multiple tight end formations early in the season, writes Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com. As the season goes on, and rookie receivers Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff become more comfortable in the offense, their roles could increase as well.
Here are some other notes from around the NFC East:
- Eagles‘ punter Donnie Jones and gunner Brandon Boykin were keys to the team’s special teams in 2013, and could anchor a unit that will help win games this season, writes Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com. The punting game particularly is set to be a strong point in 2014.
- The Redskins were not particularly strong in the kicking game last season, but are poised to improve under a new coaching staff this season, writes Rich Tandler of CSNWashington.com. Tandler sets a goal of averaging 25 yard per kickoff return, which would start to turn their fortunes in a positive direction.
- Redskins‘ offensive coordinator Sean McVay was impressed by Robert Griffin III during OTAs, writes John Keim of ESPN.com. Griffin, who was unable to call audibles under former head coach Mike Shanahan, will not have some flexibility at the line of scrimmage.