NFC East Notes: Giants, Solder, Jenkins, Redskins

Stonewalled by the Redskins in Trent Williams talks, the Browns reportedly have interest in acquiring left tackle Nate Solder from the Giants. Solder, however, doesn’t seem to have any interest in leaving New York — not that he’d necessarily have any say in the matter. “I love being here, I love this group of guys and I love this team,” Solder said when asked about the trade rumors, per Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post. Solder signed a four-year, $62MM deal with the Giants just last year, but given Big Blue’s 2-5 record, they could conceivably be open to moving the veteran. Cleveland, for its part, seems intent in trading for an offensive tackle before next week’s deadline and has reportedly contacted other NFC East clubs.

Here’s more from the NFC East:

  • Speaking of Giants who could be on the move in the next week, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY spoke with NFL scouts and executives about what certain New York players could be worth via trade. By all accounts, cornerback Janoris Jenkins is the most likely Giant to be dealt, and Vacchiano speculates the veteran defensive back could reap a third- or fourth-round pick. Linebacker Alec Ogletree, wide receiver Golden Tate, and even tight end Evan Engram could all be candidates to be traded if New York decides to embark on a full rebuild.
  • Adrian Peterson is hoping to face his former team when the Redskins go up against the Vikings on Thursday night football, but he’s currently wearing the “questionable” label for Week 8, as John Keim of ESPN.com tweets. The veteran running back suffered multiple ankle sprains against the 49ers on Sunday, but he told Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (Twitter link) that he feels “good” and wants to play. Peterson, who’s posted 307 yards on 83 carries this year, was a limited participant at Wednesday’s practice session.
  • Giants wideout Sterling Shepard put in a limited practice today, per Vacchiano (Twitter link). Still, it’s unclear whether he’ll be ready to go when New York faces Detroit on Sunday. Shepard hasn’t played since Week 5 after suffering a concussion, and he’s actually suffered two brain injuries already this year. Given that the Giants aren’t contenders, they may continue to hold Shepard out with his long-term health in mind.
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8 comments on “NFC East Notes: Giants, Solder, Jenkins, Redskins

  1. downeysoft420

    I would think a 3rd rounder for Jenkins would possibly be worth it imo for a contending team like the colts or of course the eagles. Though I don’t remember his future contract situation.

    • Perksy

      I want to say Jenkins signed a 5 year deal so next year would be his last. All the signing bonuses and guarantees are probably paid out at this point so it would be just straight 1-1/2 years salary.

  2. roddy1018

    IF New York decides to embark on a full rebuild? Were they trying to win these last couple years? Could have fooled me.

    • Perksy

      They’ve kind of gone half in. Yes trading Beckham, and half the defense would show that. But then trading for Zietler, signing Tate, keeping Manning, signing Solder would show they were trying to compete.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    Adrian Peterson’s payback game against the Vikings was the opening Monday night game of the 2017 season. He only gained 18 yards on 6 carries for the Saints in a losing effort. I’m not sure he could even improve on those numbers with the Redskins if he’s still banged up.

  4. Perksy

    Because of the salary I don’t think they’d get much for Solder. Maybe a late round pick.

  5. Frank loiko

    Getting rid of some of these guys for draft picks would be great, but we don’t have anybody with brains to run the draft! The coaches can’t coach, or teach, and the gym and owner are from the Middle Ages, or at least run this team such as.

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