NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Eagles

Eagles LBs coach Ken Flajole mentioned that undrafted rookies T.J. Edwards and Joey Alfieri were among the standout players from offseason workouts.

“They are two of the better undrafted free agents that I think we’ve had while I’ve been here,” Flajole said, via NJ.com. “Now, whether that equates to them making our football team is really up to them.”

“The learning curve is high for those guys,” Flajole added. “When you get the veterans in here, [the rookies] don’t get all of the reps that they probably need or want. So how fast they can grasp what you’re doing with limited reps or very limited reps is going to decide how far they can go with us.”

Giants

  • SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano writes that the Giants would like the appearance of a quarterback competition between Eli Manning and Daniel Jones, but the plan is still for Manning to start the season. 
  • Vacchiano says the Giants are relying on a lot of what-ifs to pan out for their pass rush to succeed, such as development from second-year LB Lorenzo Carter and a return to health for LB Markus Golden.
  • Vacchiano mentions Corey Coleman and sixth-round pick Darius Slayton as the frontrunners for the No. 3 wide receiver competition. 
  • Vacchiano adds the Giants have a solid offensive line if everyone can stay healthy, which is a question mark as OT Nate Solder, C Jon Halapio and OT Mike Remmers are all recovering from surgeries. 

Redskins

JP Finlay of NBC Washington mentions that the Redskins’ coaching staff “definitely hasn’t” counted out Colt McCoy (leg) in the competition for the starting quarterback job this summer.

We would love for him to take some reps, but obviously his health is more important right now than anything, and that is the most important thing for him,” Gruden said of McCoy. “When his time comes it will come quickly. He will be ready.”

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