NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins



  • According to NFL Media’s Jane Slater, Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was not on the team flight to training camp in Oxnard, California. 
  • Elliott still has until Friday morning to report to the team, otherwise, he will have officially started his holdout. 
  • Other players in the past have met the team at camp without flying on the official team flight. 


  • According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, the Eagles have cleared second-round RB Miles Sanders to practice and will ramp him up gradually as he is coming off a hamstring injury that kept him out all spring. 
  • Per ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, Eagles HC Doug Pederson says QB Carson Wentz is ready for the start of training camp, but the Eagles will manage his workload a little. 
  • Pederson told reporters Eagles CB Jalen Mills‘ injury will likely keep him on the PUP list for some time. (Eliot Shorr-Parks)
  • Wentz says he feels strong and ready to go coming off a back injury in 2018. (Shorr-Parks)
  • The Eagles hired Catherine Raiche, formerly the assistant general manager for the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, as their director of football operations. (Adam Schefter)
  • Eagles RB Darren Sproles‘ one-year deal carries a base value of $1.03 million, a $300,000 signing bonus and $600,000 of his base salary guaranteed. (Ian Rapoport)
  • Sproles says he didn’t decide to come back for another year until he started training in May and June. (Zack Rosenblatt)
  • Eagles LB Nigel Bradham mentioned he’s working his way back from surgery on torn ligaments in his big toe suffered during the playoff loss to the Saints. (Les Bowen)


Giants HC Pat Shurmur feels that first-round QB Daniel Jones has “exceeded expectations” this offseason. 

In my mind, he has exceeded expectations,” Shurmur said, via Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media. “He’s very smart. I think as everybody gets to know him…We had more of the information about Daniel Jones than some of the people that covered him. We’re less surprised about things than maybe some other people are because we knew he could throw the ball. We knew he could move around. We knew he was smart. We knew he was tough. So we knew all of those things, and he hasn’t disappointed us in any of those areas.”

Shurmur continued to praise Jones and said they are preparing him for “when it’s his time” to play. 

None of it really surprised us in a negative way,” Shurmur said. “He’s very smart. He’s one of the first guys in, one of the last guys to leave. He gets it from that standpoint. He throws the ball well, moves around well, he executes at a high level out there on the practice field. Training camp is the next step as we prepare for the preseason games and getting him ready to play so that he’s ready to go when it’s his time.”

  • Per the Athletic’s Dan Duggan, the Giants have $5 million in available cap space following the signing of their entire rookie class. 
  • Giants HC Pat Shurmur says OT Mike Remmers has looked good, however, he and OT Chad Wheeler are still competing for the starting right tackle spot: “We’re going to play the best player at that spot.” (Matt Lombardo)
  • Despite working out a couple of veterans this week, Shurmur says the team is comfortable with its safety depth, adding fourth-round CB Julian Love will see some looks there. (Lombardo)


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