NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Eagles

Giants

While it’s still early to see how the Odell Beckham trade will pan out, the Giants feel confident they’ve at least upgraded the return position by adding S Jabrill Peppers. Peppers averaged 26.8 yards per kickoff return and 13.1 yards per punt return as a Heisman Trophy finalist at Michigan. 

“The guy is a for-sure ball-handler,” ST coordinator Thomas McGaughey said via NJ.com’s Ryan Dunleavy. “Can make all the cuts full speed. He just brings juice.”

In addition to Peppers, the Giants also have WRs Golden Tate, Corey Coleman and fifth-round rookie Darius Slayton as options to return kicks. McGaughey hopes that will change the position from a weakness to a strength in 2019.

“Last year, we didn’t have a lot of options,” McGaughey said. “Now, we’ve got a bunch of options, and we look forward to be able to execute at a high level.”

“You never know how it shakes out,” McGaughey added. “It can be a situation where Jabrill might have just went on a (deep) route and he’s tired. I’ll be like ‘Hey, come off the field’, and throw Corey out there. Who knows? Darius Slayton. Or it’s a plus area (of field position), throw Golden Tate there and make sure we catch the ball.”

Redskins

  • ESPN’s John Keim listed Redskins OL Ereck Flowers as a potential veteran cut. Flowers is a candidate to start at left guard and provides depth at offensive tackle, but if he plays poorly Washington can save $1.7 million by releasing him. 
  • Former agent and CBS analyst Joel Corry says Redskins TE Jordan Reed needs to prove in 2019 he’s worth the $17.5 million he’s scheduled to make over the next two seasons. 

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