The Eagles surprised many onlookers this offseason when they gave Sam Bradford a hefty extension while also drafted QB Carson Wentz No. 2 overall and adding free agent Chase Daniel. With two new signal callers behind the incumbent starter Bradford, are the Eagles striking fear into NFC East opponents? John Keim of ESPN.com doesn’t believe so. The Redskins respected Philly’s passing game last year, but Bradford is now in a new offense (again) and the backups aren’t necessarily going to bolster the passing game in 2016. Daniel can capably run Doug Pederson‘s offense if called upon and Wentz has star potential, but neither player makes a difference in the here and now, in Keim’s view.
Here’s more out of the NFC East:
- Right now, Mike Jones of The Washington Post only sees the Redskins carrying three running backs on the roster – Matt Jones, Chris Thompson, and Mack Brown. Even though Thompson has durability questions, coaches like him as a change-of-pace back and he figures to make the cut. If there are only three RBs on the 53-man roster, that would leave seventh-round pick Keith Marshall out after he missed a number of practices with a hamstring strain. UDFA Robert Kelley is also vying to make the cut and the Tulane product’s speed and versatility could get him over the hump.
- In a Q&A with Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins claimed that he is not focused on his contract situation as he gets set to play out the 2016 season on the one-year, ~$20MM tender. While talks are described as amicable between both sides, they haven’t been terribly productive. As of this writing, the two sides are not expected to hammer out an extension before the July 15th deadline.
- The Giants have interest in Eugene Monroe, but is the tackle willing to move to the right side for Big Blue? Click here for the latest word on the veteran free agent.
- Over the weekend, PFR’s Dallas Robinson identified the Cowboys as one of seven teams that could be interested in trading for Rams quarterback Nick Foles.