NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins



  • The Philly Voice’s Jimmy Kempski writes if the Eagles were to pick anyone in the supplemental draft, it would most likely be Washington State S Jalen Thompson as he’s the best player in the pool and plays a position of need for Philadelphia. 
  • Kempski adds the Eagles sent a representative to West Virginia WR Marcus Simms‘ workout and could consider adding him as an undrafted free agent if he’s not selected. 
  • ESPN’s Tim McManus listed Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood as a potential veteran cut. The Eagles have a crowded running back room, with Smallwood, Corey Clement, Boston Scott and Josh Adams competing for one or two roster spots. 


Giants QB Eli Manning said he is “not rushing into retirement” and is intent on continuing his career. 

I’m not rushing into retirement, and Peyton’s not telling me to rush into it,” Manning said, via Rod Walker of The Times-Picayune. “I still love being around the guys and the teammates and playing this game. I’m going to play it for as long as I think I can hang with these guys.”

Manning said he is taking it “year by year” but still enjoys the work that goes into being a quarterback. 

You take it year by year. I’ve been blessed going into my 16th year. That’s been a blessing in itself. I love what I’m doing. I love the work that goes into it. You never know when it’s going to be your last year or when it’s going to be the end for you, so you try to take advantage of the years you’re here and enjoy every moment.”

Manning added that he is excited for the 2019 season after the Giants’ changes this offseason. 

We’ve been aggressive in the offseason and made some change,” Manning said. “We brought in some new linemen, brought in (receiver) Golden Tate and also made some defensive moves as well. I’m excited about the way the spring worked and having guys to fit the offense and fit this style. It’s going to be fun.”


Redskins DE Ryan Kerrigan is second on Washington’s all-time sack list with 84.5 and with another solid season he’ll pass Dexter Manley‘s 91 career sacks for first. Kerrigan says the birth of his daughter inspired him to keep playing and set the record. 

“I want my daughter and hopefully more future children to be able to remember some aspect of my football career,” Kerrigan told the Rundown podcast via the team website. “I don’t want them hearing me talk about football and then like, ‘Oh, dad’s living in the past, like he probably wasn’t even very good.’ I want them to be able to experience a lot of the fun that comes with being a professional football player and remember the experiences that they have.”

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