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NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins

Eagles

Eagles HC Doug Pederson said he plans to manage the amount of work QB Nick Foles has this offseason in order for them to get a good look at QB Nate Sudfeld.

“I’m going to manage [Foles], but not because of the elbow,” Pederson said, Philly.com. “I do want to see Nate. I want to see him a little bit more extensively with the offense.

“He just got better,” Pederson said. “The things we saw in practice really gave us a lot of confidence as a staff to, if he needed to go in, he could go in and … sustain the role. And that’s why this offseason is going to be big for him. Get him caught up in the offense.”

To no surprise, Sudfeld says he’s excited about the opportunity to get an increased number of reps this summer.

Excited to get quite a bit of reps and continue to play in this offense and actually get live reps in it,” Sudfeld said. “Because other than actually playing in [Week 17], I didn’t get many reps in the offense last year. I was kind of doing scout-team stuff. So going through reads, making decisions, putting the ball where it needs to be, it’s a lot of fun and exciting.

Giants

  • Giants S Landon Collins mentioned earlier in the week that he is able to run while rehabbing his forearm and should be cleared in a few weeks. (Tom Rock)
  • According to Collins, he plans to push to participate in minicamp in mid-June, but will abide by what the coaching staff and medical personnel feel is best for him.

Redskins

  • Rich Tandler of NBC Washington writes that QB Alex Smith‘s four-year, $94 million extension all but ensures he’ll be with the team for the next three years.
  • Smith has guaranteed base salaries of $13 million (2018) and $15 million (2019), and his 2020 salary of $16 million becomes guaranteed on the fifth day of the 2019 league year, which means Washington either pays him $55 million for one year or $71 million for three years.
  • According to Tandler, the Redskins can realistically move on from Smith after 2020 and pick up $13 million of cap space in 2021 and $21 million in 2022.

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