NFC East Rumors: Giants, Hall, Cowboys

Here’s a look at the NFC East:

  • Cornerback Leon Hall left the Giants‘ facility without a contract today, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post tweets. Hall, 31, could conceivably give the Giants some cornerback support behind a strong trio of Janoris Jenkins, first-round pick Eli Apple, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. But, for now, there’s no deal. Hall has spent his entire nine-year NFL career to date in Cincinnati, playing 121 regular-season games since 2007 for the Bengals.
  • Jets GM Mike Maccagnan says the team “strongly considered” trading out of the first round in a proposed deal with the Cowboys, as Rich Cimini of writes. The Cowboys, drafting at No. 34, were working to get their hands on Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch. The offer wasn’t enough to entice the Jets to move down and the team wound up staying pat to select linebacker Darron Lee. Lynch, meanwhile, fell to No. 26 where Denver moved up to snag him.
  • Washington exec Bruce Allen says the team just couldn’t resist taking wide receiver Josh Doctson at No. 22 (Twitter link via SiriusXM). The TCU product was the third wide receiver to come off the board in this year’s draft, behind Corey Coleman of Baylor (Cleveland) and Will Fuller of Notre Dame (Houston).
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