NFC Notes: Falcons, Redskins, Flowers

The Falcons are still looking to free agency to solidify their roster, writes Vaughn McClure of After losing Sean Weatherspoon for the season, the team has considered Tim Dobbins, Jonathan Vilma, and Nick Barnett as possible replacements. They have also been linked to Brandon Flowers, who was cut earlier today.

Here are some other notes from around the NFC:

  • Redskins‘ backup guards Josh LeRibeus and Spencer Long have been switching between left guard and right guard, writes Tarik El-Bashir of The reason for this, according to new head coach Jay Gruden, is position flexibility. “On gameday, we usually dress seven, sometimes eight linemen. Usually seven, so your sixth guy has to play center, [right] guard and [left] guard,” said Gruden. “So it’s very important that for guys to be flexible with what they do.”
  • The Redskins have also been working on their no-huddle offense, writes Rich Tandler of While the no-huddle offense was a point of frustration in 2013, Robert Griffin III is looking to lead an improved attack this season. “We did a little no huddle today, working that stuff in. We’ll be very multiple,” said Griffin. “We’ll figure out what we do best and that’s the process—continuing to do this, continuing to learn, getting the new guys and the rookies up to speed with the offense and even ourselves, continuing to master it.” 
  • The 49ers have prioritized improving the cornerback position this offseason, but Flowers may not be the answer, writes Matt Maiocco of The team has limited dollars to spend, and would have preferred a bigger player at the position.
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