NFC East Notes: RGIII, Bryant, Beckham

Washington has until May to decide whether to exercise the 2016 option on Robert Griffin III, but Jay Gruden doesn’t sound like someone who wants his future to be tied to RGIII‘s arm, writes Peter King of The MMQB. Gruden has since apologized for his remarks on RGIII, but there are some things that just can’t be taken back. Griffin now has the final five games of another lost season to prove that he’s still the future in D.C. Here’s more from the NFC East..

  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was spotted talking to Jay-Z, now the agent for Dez Bryant, before last night’s game. Jones didn’t say much when asked if the two sides discussed a new deal for the star receiver, writes Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News. “Yeah, I was working on a halftime deal with [Jay-Z] for Thanksgiving,” Jones said, winking. “No it’s good. He had just been to the stadium and entertained there. He’s outstanding.”
  • The pre-draft measurables on Odell Beckham Jr. were off the charts, notes Gil Brandt of (on Twitter). Brandt adds that he can’t recall seeing numbers that were as good as the LSU receiver’s. The Giants got Beckham with the 12th overall pick and that’s looking to be quite a steal given the season he’s having and last night’s unbelievable touchdown grab.
  • Maybe after last night’s game, Jones will stop talking about how Johnny Manziel got away from the Cowboys in the 2014 draft and speak instead about how the club never quite got a shot at Beckham, writes Tim Cowlishaw of The Dallas Morning News.
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