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NFC Notes: Redskins, Saints, Vikings

Redskins

  • John Keim singled out veteran S DeAngelo Hall as a notable veteran who could be on the roster bubble in the coming months.
  • Keim points out that Hall is coming off a torn ACL, has missed 31 of the team’s past 48 regular season games, is 33, has a cap figure of around $5 million, and is still learning the safety position.
  • Beyond that, the Redskins could start D.J. Swearinger and Su’a Cravens at safety and move forward with Will Blackmon as a primary backup.

Saints

Saints QB Drew Brees said losing LT Terron Armstead (shoulder) was a “big blow” to their offense.

“Listen, that’s a big blow. I’m not going to lie,” Brees said, via Larry Holder of the Times-Picayune. “He worked so hard to come back and to have something like that with a freaky injury, I’m really saddened for him and for our teamHe plays a huge role. We always find ways and we have to have these young guys step up. We don’t know exactly how that shakes things up.

Brees made it clear that first-round OT Ryan Ramczyk, will need to be ready to play, even if he doesn’t open the season as the team’s starting left tackle.

Hey, everybody gets thrown into the fire at some point,” Brees said. “I don’t know if that’s going to be Week 1 with him. But he has to be ready to play. No question.”

As for LG Andrus Peat, Brees believes the team has the flexibility to move him to left tackle if needed, but admitted that it really would not be fair to continue moving him around.

I’ll be honest with you. I think we have the flexibility to move him outside and he’d be fine,” Brees said. “Obviously we’ve been trying to put him in one position now. I think it’s been a little unfair to him the past two years where he’s just been moving around where needed. That really hasn’t allowed him to hone in on one position and be as good as he can be in one position.

Vikings

  • According to Ben Goessling, Vikings WR Jarius Wright could be on the roster bubble this summer after the Vikings drafted two receivers and now have Adam Thielen signed to a long-term deal.
  • Goessling says that Wright may have “prove his worth” despite signing an extension with the team a few years ago.
  • As of now, Wright will count $3.138 million against the Vikings’ cap this year, but they could pick up $1.778 million by releasing him.