NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins



Eagles S Rodney McLeod is hoping to be ready to return for the start of training camp after tearing his ACL last year. 

“It’s going to be good healthy competition for us in the back end in a lot of places … I think bringing a guy of his caliber, with a lot of experience in this league as a starter, is going to be helpful for us,” McLeod said, via


Giants GM Dave Gettleman explained Thursday that he’s “not going to force a pick” and draft for need. 

“I’m just telling you: I’m not going to force a pick,” Gettleman said, via ESPN. “You can’t draft for need. You’ll get screwed every time. You’ll make a mistake.”

“The priority is to select the best players,” Gettleman added. “I know that sounds silly. But last year, again, we couldn’t pass up on Saquon [Barkley]. He was the best player in the draft. You can’t do that.”

  • Matt Miller of B/R hears that the Giants actually want Haskins at No. 6 overall and he’s “always” been their guy.
  • Dan Duggan reports that Giants RFA WR Corey Coleman was believed to have signed a one-year, $2.025M contract but he actually signed a one-year, $720,000 contract.
  • Duggan explains that Coleman doesn’t lose any money as the Bills inherited the remaining guarantees in his contract after trading for him last year.
  • Coleman can make more than $2.4 million in 2019 if he reaches the incentives included in the deal.
  • The Giants signed WR Russell Shepard to a one-year, $1.5 million contract, which breaks down to a $975,000 salary, a $500,000 roster bonus, and a $25,000 workout bonus. (Dan Duggan)


Redskins WR Paul Richardson says he attempted to play through a fractured clavicle that he suffered in training camp last August.

“I was like, man something’s not right,” Richardson said, via “I got all this adrenaline after practice and it was just sore. I was in rehab every day, it was just sore. There was no sense of urgency or need to investigate further because I said I was fine. I was being more competitive than smart.

“The end of the bone was stabbing through my skin every day,” Richardson explained. “I was having trouble with day-to-day stuff, and it was bigger than me being an athlete. I have a family, I have to be able to do regular stuff around the house every day. If I can’t do that, I’m definitely no use on the field.

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