Here’s a look at the NFC East:
- No reason to panic just yet, but the Eagles announced that quarterback Nick Foles suffered a shoulder strain in Thursday night’s preseason contest. Foles personally says that he’s not overly concerned about the injury, but he also speculate on his status for Week 1. If Foles needs time to recover, that could put the Eagles in a bad spot since Carson Wentz‘s status for the opener is also up in the air.
- Redskins running back Byron Marshall is expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks with an ankle injury, a source tells Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter). The timeline puts him right up against the season opener against the Cardinals on September 9, which is bad news for a Redskins backfield that is already without rookie Derrius Guice. Rob Kelley was already expected to serve as the Redskins’ top running back, but the injury may lead the team to consider outside options. In a recent poll, PFR readers said that the Redskins should try to lure DeMarco Murray out of retirement.
- The Redskins‘ running back injury concerns don’t stop there. Backup Samaje Perine hurt his ankle in Thursday night’s preseason game and is expected to miss at least a week while recovering, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets. Perine should still be alright for the season opener, but the Redskins may now look to sign another running back now that the group has been thinned out.
- Cowboys defensive tackle Maliek Collins appears to be on track for Week 1.
- Giants rookie defensive lineman R.J. McIntosh, meanwhile, might not see the field for a while.
One comment on “NFC East Notes: Eagles, Foles, Redskins”
Redskins should sign “Riggo”. He won comeback player of the year once (1978) so maybe he can do it again.