NFC East Notes: Giants, Redskins, Cowboys

The Giants still need help along their offensive line, and some within the organization are pushing to acquire recently-reinstated 49ers tackle Anthony Davis, according to Jordan Raanan of (Twitter link). Davis, of course, is back with San Francisco after taking the 2015 season off, and while the 49ers are reportedly cognizant that Davis could retire again, the “sense” is the club wants to keep the former first-round pick on its roster rather than trade him. New York, though, would be a logical destination for Davis is the Niners change their tune, as Big Blue is current counting on journeyman Marshall Newhouse to man the right side.

Let’s take a look at more from the NFC East:

  • Although they won’t be targeting controversial defensive end Greg Hardy, the Redskins could still look to add a veteran edge presence before the season begins, writes Jason La Canfora of Who exactly Washington might got after is unclear, as most reports in the wake of Junior Galette‘s torn Achilles have detailed whom the club won’t sign. Hardy, Dwight Freeney, O’Brien Schofield, and Mike Neal have all been ruled out, as the Redskins would reportedly like to see how their younger pass-rushers perform in camp before bringing in an experienced option.
  • The Cowboys have traditionally locked up their core players, and the organization is hoping to add center Travis Frederick to that list. “Nothing scheduled, but pretty sure that certainly we’ll broach that and approach that with his team,” said executive vice president Stephen Jones, per Todd Archer of “Travis has been great for us. Not only is he a great football player on the field who represents, as Jason [Garrett] said, with most of our guys [he’s] what you want off the field. He’s a guy we want to be around here.” Frederick is under control through the 2017 season courtesy of the fifth-year option.
  • Given the rash of suspensions that have taken a toll on their front seven, the Cowboys make the most sense as a landing spot for free agents Stephen Tulloch and Dwight Freeney, opines John Clayton of Three key members of Dallas’ defense — Rolando McClain, Demarcus Lawrence, and Randy Gregory — are facing multi-game bans, while Gregory recently entered a treatment facility. Quarterback Nick Foles also seems like a logical fit for the Cowboys on paper, writes Clayton, but the club has already denied that it has any interest in the former Rams/Eagles signal-caller.
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