NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Giants, Redskins



  • Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram writes that veteran LB Sean Lee won’t be back at his $7 million salary for the 2019 season, even though he plans to play in 2019. 
  • The Cowboys could free up $7 million by releasing Lee outright, so even if he’s willing to accept a pay cut, Hill says it remains to be seen whether Dallas will be interested in keeping him around. 


  • Albert Breer doubts the Giants will actively shop WR Odell Beckham Jr in trade talks now, but with the a limited pool of receiver free agents, he could see teams getting creating in finding ways to upgrade their roster. 
  • Breer believes the most likely outcome for the Giants is that Eli Manning will return as their starting quarterback with a rookie quarterback behind him. 


  • John Keim of ESPN writes that the Redskins may end up being beneficiaries of the Joe Flacco-trade, as it increases the odds of them getting a quarterback at No. 10 overall in this year’s draft.
  • According to Keim, Washington is not in the market for a high-priced quarterback, given that Alex Smith accounts for $20.4 million of their salary cap.
  • Another benefit for the Flacco deal is that it could narrow the market for midlevel quarterbacks that could fit into the Redskins’ cap situation. 
  • While the Redskins could use some help at receiver, JP Finlay of NBC Washington says it’s unlikely veteran WR Pierre Garcon will return to Washington.
  • Garcon previously requested to be traded during the 2016 season while playing for the Redskins and Washington showed little interest in him re-signing him. Beyond that, the Redskins’ quarterback situation is unlikely to be appealing for veteran receivers like Garcon who could be looking for a chance to compete for a title in 2019. 
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