NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Eagles

  • Alex Marvez reports that the Eagles won’t be bringing back Dr. Peter DeLuca (head team physician) and Dr. Gary Dorshimer (team internist), who have both been with the franchise for roughly two decades.

Giants

Giants HC Pat Shurmur mentioned that second-year QB Davis Webb has made “steady improvements” this offseason.

“I think he has improved every day. I think he’s got an outstanding skill set,” Shurmur said, via ESPN.com. “I mean, big, strong, can throw. Saw [Thursday], he can run around and he’s gotten more and more comfortable with what we’re doing. So, he’s made steady improvements through this spring.”

  • Shurmur said that fifth-round DT R.J. McIntosh will “have a procedure” for an undisclosed injury: “He is going to have a procedure here. But there is no real change in his situation. (NJ.com)’

Redskins

According to Redskins HC Jay Gruden, QB Alex Smith is the “smartest person [he’s] been around.”

He’s the smartest person I’ve been around, without a doubt,” Gruden said, via John Keim of ESPN.

Gruden added that Smith is doing great in terms of learning the system, but there’s still work to be done.

“He has to get it down by the first game,” Gruden said. “He’s already close to having it down … This isn’t a two- or three-year process. This is a one-year process and we have got to win right away.

Gruden explained that they didn’t trade for Smith to build the team around him, but have him work with what they already have.

That’s why we wanted to get a veteran quarterback here that can adjust to different schemes and alert on the fly,” Gruden said. “We are not in here to build the team around him; the team is built and he has to lead it like right now.”

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