NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Eagles

  • Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post says former Broncos OC and new Eagles assistant Rich Scangarello comes with a strong reputation for working with quarterbacks even if he struggled as a play-caller in 2019. 
  • Scangarello is known for embracing virtual reality to help quarterbacks prepare with limited practice reps, and has helped Drew Lock, Nick Mullens and Jimmy Garoppolo hit the ground running once moved into starting jobs midseason. 
  • According to Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice, the Eagles are hiring former NFL WR Aaron Moorehead, who was coaching receivers at Vanderbilt, as their next WR coach. 
  • Eagles TE Zach Ertz could sign in excess of $13 million a year with his next deal. (Tom Pelissero)

Giants

New Giants HC Joe Judge ended up with four coaches with head coaching experience on his staff. Two, OC Jason Garrett and TE coach Freddie Kitchens, led NFL teams last season, while senior offensive assistant Derek Dooley (Tennessee) and outside LB coach Bret Bielema (Arkansas, Wisconsin) have led college programs. However, Judge, who’s never been a head coach at any level, says that wasn’t intentional. 

“Everybody brings a different type of experience to the job. I didn’t set out to hire anyone with former head coaching experience. That ended up being a plus of what different guys brought to their area,” Judge said via the team website.

  • The New York Daily News’ Pat Leonard mentions Patriots LB Kyle Van Noy as a logical free-agent fit for the Giants given his familiarity with Judge and New York’s need at pass rusher. 
  • He adds Giants LB Markus Golden and DL Leonard Williams are strong candidates to re-sign with New York. 

Redskins

Though the 2020 NFL Draft is still close to three months away, it seems like the Redskins’ pick of Ohio State DE Chase Young is all but chalk at this point. Young is the latest stud pass rusher to come out of Ohio State, following in the footsteps of Chargers DE Joey Bosa and 49ers DE Nick Bosa. A Redskins’ player who’s seen all three up close and personal says Young is the best of the three. 

“I’ve seen them all,” Redskins and former Ohio State WR Terry McLaurin said via Zach Selby of the team’s website. “In college, I felt like Chase was the most productive of the three, and he has a chance to possibly be the best. That doesn’t take anything away from [Joey and Nick]. That just tells you how good he can be.”

  • ESPN’s John Keim writes a source told him the Redskins are likely to pick up RB Adrian Peterson‘s option for 2020, though they could save $2.4 million by declining it. 
  • Peterson’s durability is valued in a running back room that also includes Derrius Guice (injury concerns), Chris Thompson (free agent) and Bryce Love (injury concerns, hasn’t taken an NFL snap). 
  • Keim adds the Redskins are likely to move on from veteran WR Paul Richardson, citing durability concerns, and HC Ron Rivera wants to add another veteran starting receiver. 
  • The Redskins are also likely to move on from TE Jordan Reed and save $8.5 million in space. Rivera could reunite with former Panthers TE Greg Olsen to fill the resulting void. 
  • NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that while Rivera has not yet met with LT Trent Williams, they plan to meet after the coaching staff assembles to evaluate the team in February. 
  • Rapoport adds they view Williams as a great player and they want great players, making a potential reconciliation between Williams and the team more likely as opposed to a trade. 
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