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NFC Notes: Giants, Packers, Redskins

Giants

  • Dan Graziano writes that Giants WR Odell Beckham could end up making $20 million-per-year once it’s time for him to get his second contract, depending on what happens with some of the other receivers from the 2014 draft class.
  • The Giants picked up Beckham’s fifth-year option, which will run them $8.459 million for the 2018 season. However, Graziano mentions that the Buccaneers may actually more a larger incentive sign Mike Evans to a long-term deal before the Giants address Beckham, considering that Evans would make far more in 2018 under the fifth year option.

Packers

Packers second-year OLB Reggie Gilbert mentioned that he’s hoping to be much more of a contributor in 2017 after spending last year on the team’s practice squad.

“I definitely think it’s night and day [from last year to this year],” Gilbert said, via Packers.com. “I want to be able to contribute more than what I was doing last year in practice. Once I reach something, I’m always striving to be something better.

Gilbert admitted that playing special teams last year was uncomfortable for him, but he’s spent a lot of time working to change that.

“All this was new to me,” Gilbert said. “I know a big thing for me was I was really uncomfortable on special teams last year, so I really trained on working in space and being more comfortable in being out there in space.”

Redskins

  • Rich Tandler of CSN Mid-Atlantic considers Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine, and Chris Thompson to be locks to make the 53-man roster this year.
  • This means that Mack Brown and Keith Marshall should open training camp on the roster bubble, as Tandler believes they carry at most four running backs on their roster.
  • Matt Jones is clearly on the outs in Washington and should be either waived or traded in the next few months.