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NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins

Eagles

Eagles QB Nick Foles told reporters on Tuesday that he never heard from the team about a potential trade to the Browns, despite a recent report that said Philadelphia approached him about the deal.

“First I heard of it was when someone texted me asking if it was true,” Foles said, per Jeff McLane. “Trade scenario never got to me, if true.”

Even so, Mike Silver says he stands by his report that the Eagles ran the trade proposal by Foles.

Mike Garafolo adds that Foles was likely aware of the fact that the Browns and Eagles had discussed a potential trade. However, Garafolo says that a deal never got close to the point where Philadelphia was ready to approach about an offer they were willing to accept.

Garafolo mentions that if Foles actually wanted to be traded, it’s likely the Eagles would have gotten a deal done, but he reportedly preferred to remain in Philadelphia.

  • Eagles DC Jim Schwartz had a lot to say about free agent S Corey Graham on Tuesday.
  • Zach Breman thinks the Eagles will continue to evaluate the No. 3 safety spot on their roster in the coming weeks with Graham being a “sensible possibility” later this summer.

Giants

Giants RB Jonathan Stewart said he’s willing to be a mentor for first-round RB Saquon Barkley, but that won’t change his approach towards being ready to contribute.

“I know they drafted Saquon in the first round, so you know he’s got a lot of expectations and stuff like that,’’ Stewart said. “But as far as my preparation for this game, it’s never going to change. It’s always prepare to be the starter because you never know when your name’s going to get called.”

While Stewart is in his thirties, he thinks he can still be as productive as if he was in his prime.

“I mean, my age says I’m 31, but really, I feel I’m as productive as if I’m 26, 25,” Stewart said. “And that’s just as realistic as it gets.’’

  • Giants HC Pat Shurmur said that OT Ereck Flowers’ attitude has been good since he returned to the team and he’s handled the move to right tackle “seamlessly” so far. (Ralph Vacchiano)
  • According to Shurmur, first-round RB Saquon Barkley “hasn’t disappointed us one bit.” (Dianna Russini)

Redskins

Redskins HC Jay Gruden said that they plan to take things slow second-year DL Jonathan Allen this summer to ensure he’s ready to go for training camp.

He’s just slowly working back into it, but just watching him in Phase 2, watching him in individual, he looks good,” Gruden said, via the Washington Times. “He’s 100 percent, but we’re still going to try to take care of his reps and monitor how much he’s doing to make sure he’s full-go for training camp. But I’m very pleased and anxious to see him get more work.”

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