NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins



Eagles HC Doug Pederson said CB Sidney Jones suffered a “setback” with a lower back injury in Wednesday’s practice, which is unrelated to Jones’ Achilles injury that kept him out of last season.

Jones explained that the team is being cautious with him right now.

Precaution,” Jones said, via “[The team] doesn’t want me practicing right now. Just minor soreness.”

Jones added that he has been encouraged by the progress he’s made the last two months.

“I feel really good. Coming back is a blessing. I feel really comfortable on the field, getting used to the defense, knowing the defense inside and out,” Jones said. “Getting comfortable with the defense because last year when I was playing I was practice squad going against then. But it is a good feeling to be in the defense and get the scheme.”


Giants first-round RB Saquon Barkley isn’t bothered by the fact that he’s one of the last remaining draft picks to sign his rookie contract.

“I forgot I haven’t even signed that yet,” Barkley said, via Newsday. “I’m not really focusing on that right now. I’m just focused on having fun and playing football. The way I think about it when I was growing up I didn’t have a contract, I didn’t get money to play, so it doesn’t bother me not having a contract right now.

“To be honest, I kind of just said to my agent that I really don’t care, you just talk it out. I think I have the best agent in the world and I know she and the Giants are going to get it done and whenever it’s ready for me to sign, I’ll sign.”

  • Giants LT Nate Solder told reporters that his knee got rolled up during a scrum that broke out during Thursday’s practice. According to Solder, his knee is “sore.” (Dan Duggan)
  • The good news for Solder is that tests on his knee came back clean, according to Ian Rapoport.


Redskins WR Jamison Crowder believes there is a lot of “healthy competition” among the team’s receiving core this offseason.

The competition we have in the room is a good thing. With Doctson, he’s healthy, and I can definitely tell Paul Richardson is going to make plays for us. Trey Quinn, he has game. It’s good healthy competition that’ll bring the best out of us in the WR room,” said Crowder, via SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Redskins LT Trent Williams said he is nearly fully recovered from offseason knee surgery and expects to be ready for the start of training camp.

I got the go-ahead to kind of do whatever I can without obviously being too aggressive on it,” said Williams, via Kimberly A. Martin of the Washington Post. “I’m extremely blessed. I’ll be ready before camp.”

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