NFC Notes: Eagles, Panthers, Redskins



Eagles HC Doug Pederson said Friday that QB Nick Foles is making progress from the rib injury he suffered last week.

“Each day it gets better,” Pederson said, via Pro Football Talk. “He’s doing everything he can, with treatment and rehab protocols we have him on and what he wants to do. Yeah, he’s feeling good. He threw yesterday. Did a nice job and we just have to keep — see where he’s at again today, but each day he’s getting better.


  • Alex Marvez reports that Panthers WRs coach Lance Taylor will not be returning for the 2019 season.


Redskins HC Jay Gruden admitted that there’s concern about QB Alex Smith returning from the devastating leg injury he suffered last year.

“He’s 35, so there’s concern, but when you talk about a guy like Alex, you have some glimmer of hope,” Gruden said, via “But you never know. A lot still has to happen before we talk about him playing again. First things first: We have to get him well and get him up on his feet and moving around and go from there and then see where his mind is at. He’s been through a lot. It’s been a tough go for him.

“He’s recovering; that’s all I can say,” Gruden added. “I know it’s going to be a long process for him. We’re obviously hopeful he can turn a corner and start the rehab process and possibly get back on the field. That’s all we can hope for right now.”

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