NFC East Notes: Maclin, Giants, Washington

Former Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti retired last year, but if he were interested in continuing to work, it sounds as if he’d have no shortage of NFL opportunities. Speaking to John Canzano of the Oregonian, Aliotti confirmed that every team in the NFC East – presumably besides the Eagles – has contacted him with interest in hiring him as a consultant to help slow down Chip Kelly‘s offense.

“I have been asked by everybody in the NFC East,” Aliotti said. “The Giants asked me to come back when Chip got the first job. I didn’t feel right doing that. Some teams have called when they’re getting ready to play the Eagles and they call and have certain questions on the thing. Unless I know the guy and he’s a good friend, I don’t get involved with that.”

As the Cowboys prepare to try to slow down Kelly and the Eagles’ offense this Thursday, here’s the latest out of the NFC East:

  • Eagles wideout Jeremy Maclin has left former CAA agent Ben Dogra, and appears likely to stick with the agency, switching to agent Tom Condon, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer (via Twitter). Maclin, who is in a contract year, ranked eighth in the first edition of our 2015 free agent power rankings.
  • Even after watching Will Hill blanket Jimmy Graham and return an interception for a touchdown for the Ravens last night, Dan Graziano of says the Giants weren’t wrong to cut him in the offseason following his third drug suspension is as many seasons.
  • Jason Fitzgerald of Over the Cap takes an in-depth look at some of the key roster and cap decisions facing the Giants for 2015 and beyond.
  • A pair of FXFL players – cornerback Kevin Fogg and linebacker Quandon Christian – worked out for Washington today, sources tell Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun (Twitter link).
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