NFC East Notes: Eagles, Redskins



  • Eagles TE Zach Ertz played on Sunday, despite recently suffering a lacerated kidney. He told reporters after the game that he was rushed to the hospital due to blood in his urine and tests showed that he had a kidney injury. (Eliot Shorr-Parks)
  • Ertz added that the Eagles’ medical staff called his kidney’s quick recovery “remarkable.” (Eliot Shorr-Parks)
  • As for his rib fracture, Ertz said he had two non-displaced fractures, but still wanted to play for the team and the city of Philadelphia: “I wanted to play for this city. I take a lot of pride playing for my teammates.” (Mike Garafolo)
  • Eagles LT Jason Peters, who is a free agent this offseason, says he is not ready to retire yet and wants to play in 2020 because he knows he can still do it. Peters declined to say if he would only return for the Eagles. (Jeff McLane)
  • According to Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice, Eagles RB Boston Scott is the only former practice squad player who’s a lock to be on the 2020 roster. 
  • Kempski says WR Greg Ward has made a good case but will need to earn a spot in training camp. 


  • According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Redskins are hiring former Panthers LB coach Steve Russ to the same position in Washington. 
  • The Redskins will also hire Chargers assistant DB coach and former Bears and Panthers S Chris Harris to coach their secondary. (Alex Marvez)
  • ESPN analyst Louis Riddick and Colts director of college scouting Morocco Brown are two potential candidates for the Redskins GM opening in the spring of 2020. (John Keim)

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