NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Eagles

  • Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins is not in attendance for Eagles voluntary OTA’s this week, per Adam Schefter.
  • Jeff McLane mentions that it’s worth watching to see if Jenkins skips mandatory minicamp in June, as not attending would cost him $80,000. 
  • Eagles HC Doug Pederson says QB Carson Wentz has no limitations and won’t be held back during OTA’s at all. (Zack Rosenblatt)
  • Wentz says he plans to play without a knee brace this season. (Tim McManus)
  • Wentz added he was obviously open to a contract extension, though he wouldn’t get into specifics: “I’m not going to go into that, as you would expect. But obviously, just the idea, I love this city, I love this organization. They’ve embraced me since I’ve got here. Excited about what the future could hold.” (Zach Berman)
  • Eagles QB Nate Sudfeld is the frontrunner for the backup quarterback position, though Pederson said he’ll have competition from QB Cody Kessler once he learns the playbook. (Berman)

Giants

Giants CB Sam Beal said he’s confident he can become a difference maker after missing his entire rookie season due to injury. 

“I can be real good,” Beal said via Steve Serby of the New York Post. “I’m gonna show that, too. … I’m different. I’m smart, I’m quick, and I’m fast at the same time. You can be quick, you can be fast, but I’m quick and I’m fast. And I’m a physical corner.” 

  • Beal worked with the first-team defense during OTA’s Monday and deflected a pass that led to an interception. (Raanan)
  • Giants CB Grant Haley worked as the nickel corner and has the lead for that position. 
  • Giants QB Eli Manning is aware of the pressure he’s under with No. 6 overall QB Daniel Jones behind him: “I understand the circumstances that I’m in and sure, I need to play well and I need to play well early.” (Dan Duggan)
  • Veteran RB Rod Smith performed well as a pass catcher and could push Wayne Gallman for the backup running back position. 
  • Undrafted former Syracuse QB Eric Dungey worked exclusively with the tight ends. 

Redskins

Redskins HC Jay Gruden says he expects a clear answer to who will be the Redskins starting quarterback between Dwayne Haskins or Case Keenum as the season draws closer. 

“We don’t expect perfection on Day One, but we do expect the guys to know what we’re doing when we go out on the practice field, execute and continue to get better each and every day,” Gruden said, via the Washington Post. “Somebody’s going to rise, I would think. Cream always rises to the top, and we’re hoping that’s the case.” 

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