NFC East Notes: Redskins, Sproles, Watt, Foles

The Redskins‘ defense is making youthful mistakes and the staff at wondered aloud if they should consider bringing in guys like Asante Samuel or Champ Bailey rather than watching Bashaud Breeland play corner. Here’s more from the NFC East..

  • Eagles running back Darren Sproles is still mad about how things ended with the Saints, writes Mark Eckel of The Times of Trenton. “I felt disrespected there,’’ said Sproles. “Listen, I understand this is business and all of that, but (when they talked about trading him) they put it up on Twitter. That’s how I found out. There was a screen shot and a friend of mine texted it to me. I felt they did me wrong. First, Sean (Payton) told me they were going to cut me. Then I find out on Twitter they’re trading me. That’s just not right.”
  • As his team prepares to face J.J. Watt this Sunday, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says there are no regrets about passing on the star defensive lineman to select tackle Tyron Smith in the 2011 draft (link via Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram). Watt may be the best defensive player in the league, but Smith is one of the NFL’s best left tackles, and Dallas drafted him at a time when the club needed “cornerstone” pieces on its offensive line.
  • The Eagles are going to have a lot of interesting decisions to make after the season but at the moment, whether to make Nick Foles a wealthy man doesn’t look like it’ll be one of them, writes Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News. Their cornerbacks also setting the world on fire. Bradley Fletcher will have to step it up if he’s going to get a new contract from the Eagles. Cary Williams, meanwhile, isn’t worth his $8.2MM cap number in 2015 and could wind up getting cut.
  • Yesterday, our own Luke Adams looked at Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin as an extension candidate. Luke speculates that an annual salary in the $7-$8MM range on a five-year deal could be enough to get Maclin to sign.
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