NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins

Eagles

The Eagles officially signed HC Doug Pederson and GM Howie Roseman to extensions through the 2022 season on Sunday.

Regarding the moves, Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie says that the deals came together quickly.

“It wasn’t anything I had planned,” Lurie said. “It was just a thought that this is great leadership we have. At some point in the near future, let’s ratify that and extend it out to the foreseeable future. I wanted to observe what success looked like in terms of how people reacted to it. It was not surprising to me that everybody we had in the building was raring to go, including myself, fired up for another season really early on. Whenever it happened, it happened. The discussions were very short and very, very positive. We had positive conversations about just everyone working together for months. It was also really clear, crystal clear, how much Howie enjoys working with Doug and Doug enjoys working with Howie and how they all love working with each other’s staffs. So it was natural. There wasn’t any goal of doing it before the season. It was just easy to get done.”

  • Mike Garafolo reports that QB Nick Foles‘ “upper-body soreness” is not a recurrence or the elbow issue that bugged him last year and it isn’t considered to be anything serious at this point in time.

Giants

  • Giants HC Pat Shurmur explained that rookie RB Saquon Barkley did not taking any reps on Saturday because they’re trying to manage his workload: “We’re managing his workload. He’s fine physically, if that’s what you’re asking. We’re just trying to get everyone the workload they need in camp.” (Matt Lombardo)
  • Shurmur added that CB Eli Apple is “fine” after he hurt his knee on Saturday. (Jordan Raanan)

Redskins

  • Redskins TE Jordan Reed has been ramping up his workload, as he continues to work his way back from his two toe surgeries. (John Keim)

  • Reed said he couldn’t start running until a month before camp, but he wants to see “more bust, quickness. speed. All those things that come with strength and conditioning your legs.

  • Reed added: “I feel pretty good man. I feel good cutting on it. The only thing I have to work on is that bust… I’ve still got a lot of strengthening to do, explosive work to back to my full potential.

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