Earlier this morning, we passed along the latest updates on injured Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and his franchise tag, but there are plenty of other items from out of the NFC East to round up, so let’s dive right in…
- Appearing on WIP in Philadelphia today, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said that he isn’t looking for a new kicker and doesn’t anticipate making any major changes during his team’s bye (Twitter link via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer). It’s no surprise that the Eagles are sticking with Caleb Sturgis — he missed one field goal attempt in last night’s loss, but it came from 50 yards out.
- After Greg Hardy‘s outburst on the Cowboys‘ sideline during Sunday’s loss to the Giants, Ian O’Connor of ESPN.com writes that Dallas should be suspending the volatile defensive end, rather than enabling him.
- Washington linebacker Ryan Kerrigan fractured a bone in his right hand during Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay, and may have to undergo surgery this week, according to Andrew Walker of Redskins.com. However, with the team’s bye coming up in Week 8, there’s a chance Kerrigan won’t have to miss any time.
- Many NFL observers were shocked when the Giants signed wide receiver and special-teamer Dwayne Harris to a $17MM contract back in March, but as Paul Schwartz of the New York Post outlines, Harris’ kick return touchdown on Sunday against his old team might have helped save New York’s season.