NFC Notes: Eagles, Falcons, Saints

Eagles

  • Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com previews the Eagles receiver position ahead of training camp in his latest article.
  • After missing offseason workouts, Kempski says it’s possible Alshon Jeffery (torn rotator cuff) will be ready for the start of the preseason.
  • Kempski mentions that while Mike Wallace will be the Eagles’ No. 2 receiver, he’ll essentially operate as the team’s fourth receiving option behind Jeffery, Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor.
  • Kempski says that Mack Hollins could see a “modest increase in opportunities” this season.

Falcons

Falcons OC Steve Sarkisian believes his overall comfort level with the team will be the biggest positive for him in 2018.

I think the biggest thing for me is just overall comfort level,” Sarkisian previously explained, via AtlantaFalcons.com. “When I came in a year ago, it was learning the system that was in place. It was learning the players that were in place. In Year 2, I have a year into the system. Now [I] can make some of the tweaks that I feel like are needed for this offense to continue to grow.

“I’ve got a really good understanding of every player and the things that they’re really good at, the things that maybe they need to work on, the things that I would be wrong putting them in position to do. I think all of those things just put me in a much different level of comfort, where you just feel good every day walking in.”

According to Sarkisian, the next step for him and QB Matt Ryan is simply continuing to work together so that they’re able to anticipate the play calls that are coming.

“I think at the end of the day, it’s us being really wired in mentally in-game, where he can almost anticipate play calls that are coming,” Sarkisian said. “And he understands why those play calls are coming and what they’re for. … We’ll take a significant jump just between Matt and I. He’s starting to understand my personality of how I call it, and I’m understanding his personality of what he likes in specific situations.”

Saints

New Saints WR Cameron Meredith, who is still recovering from an ACL and partial MCL tear, says his knee is almost close to 100 percent health.

On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s almost a 10…I haven’t had a setback along the recovery process,” Meredith said, via NewOrleansSaints.com. “I’m gaining strength day by day, month by month. I’m excited to see how soon I can get back…But the main objective for me is to do as much as I can with the trainers to get ready for the season. My goal is to try and get back to training camp. As long as there aren’t any setbacks or anything like that, it shouldn’t be a problem.”

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