Here’s a look at the NFC East..
- The Giants have kept an open mind that Jason Pierre-Paul could perhaps return at some point in the second half of the season, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (Twitter links). That’s somewhat contradictory to other reports which indicated that the Giants are pessimistic about JPP’s hand and his chances of returning to the field anytime soon. The defensive end is in transit to New York where he could soon get another medical evaluation.
- JPP won’t be showing up at the Giants‘ facility on Wednesday as originally planned, according to Jason Cole of BR (on Twitter). However, whether he shows up this week at all will be determined on Wednesday.
- On Sunday, Robert Griffin III was in uniform for Washington for the first time this season, but he did not play. That was a football decision and not a financial one, coach Jay Gruden claims. “That’s not an obstacle for me,” said Gruden, according to Tarik El-Bashir of CSNMidAtlantic.com, when asked if Griffin’s 2016 salary has been factor in the decision to not play him. “For my line of thought, my line of thinking, no.” Griffin lost his starting job to Kirk Cousins in the preseason and was inactive the first five games, while Colt McCoy has been serving as the No. 2. With six starters sidelined on Sunday, however, Griffin was elevated to the 46-man game day roster.
- Sam Bradford had a dreadful Monday night performance, but Eagles coach Chip Kelly says he won’t be making a quarterback change. “Sam’s our quarterback. We have full confidence in Sam,” Kelly told reporters, as Tyler Dragon of NFL.com writes. The Eagles acquired Bradford from the Rams in a high-profile offseason quarterback swap. The pending free agent was approached about a contract extension but he chose instead to bet on himself. At this time, that gamble appears to be a poor decision.