NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Eagles

After allowing QB Nick Foles to leave for a starting opportunity with the Jaguars, the Eagles will be hoping QB Nate Sudfeld, who’s only thrown 25 regular season passes, can step into the backup role. Getting Sudfeld as much experience as possible behind QB Carson Wentz will be a priority.

“You’re really not going to get a ton of that experience until you get game reps,” Taylor said, via Mike Kaye of NJ.com. “But these reps out here in practice, going against our defense … that’s all invaluable to him.”

“Preseason is as close as we can get to game atmosphere before throwing him into the fire,” Taylor added.

Giants

Giants QB Eli Manning tells Rhett Lewis of the NFL Network that he doesn’t see it as a competition between him and first-round QB Daniel Jones this summer. 

“I mean no, I don’t feel like it’s a competition,” Manning said. “I feel like I’ve got to do my job and I’ve got to compete every day and try to get better every day. That’s the way it’s been my whole life and that’s just the way I’ve always approached practice every day to improve, to earn my place on the team, to earn the respect of the teammates and do it each year.

“We’ve got new guys and I’m trying to build a relationship with them and get them up to speed and so I’m trying to do my job in the quarterback room,” Manning added. “I’ve always been good with young quarterbacks, whoever’s been in there, trying to get them up to speed, teaching them about defenses or styles or what our defense plays. So I’m doing the same thing with Daniel and I’m going to be a good teammate, I’m going to do the best that I can do and help everybody on the Giants be successful.

Redskins

Redskins RBs coach Randy Jordan mentioned that they’re happy to have a group of running backs all interested in being “the guy” at the running back position. 

“It’s upped our game, and those guys get a little bit upset when all of the sudden a guy gets a couple of reps and they’re looking at me like, ‘Coach, when is my turn?‘” Jordan said, via Redskins.com. “It makes it easy to coach when you’ve got a good room like that.

“You want those guys that are really, really excited and take that to heart, like, ‘Hey, I want to be the guy.‘”

Jordan did, however, say that 50/50 or 60/40 split between Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice would be optimal.

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