NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Eagles

  • Zach Berman of The Athletic writes that one of the main issues for the Eagles to address this offseason will be the lack of production at wide receiver.
  • While Berman notes the team may be unable to get Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy or Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb, he says they would be fortunate if a receiver such as Henry Ruggs fell to them at No. 21 overall. 
  • Other first-round considerations for the Eagles, according to Berman, could include Colorado’sLaviska Shenault Jr, Arizona State’sBrandon Aiyukand LSU’sJustin Jefferson.
  • Berman says he’d be surprised if Philadelphia didn’t draft at least two wide receivers, possibly in the first four rounds.
  • Berman guesses that Nelson Agholor will be playing for another team in 2020.
  • Some cheaper free agent options could include Kansas City’s Demarcus Robinson, New England’s Phillip Dorsett and Green Bay’s Geronimo Allison.
  • Berman also tosses out Titans WR Corey Davis and Bengals WR John Ross as speculative trade candidates.
  • Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice writes that the Eagles should pick up DE Derek Barnett‘s fifth-year option worth around $10 million for the 2021 season.
  • Kempski mentions that picking up the option would give the Eagles more time to negotiate a potential extension with Barnett and the only downside would be him regressing and then getting hurt, which would lead to the salary being fully guaranteed.

Giants

  • Former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak said in a recent radio interview (per Ralph Vacchiano) that he was told by a “very connected” source not to “fall asleep” on the possibility of Tom Brady signing with the Giants. 

Redskins

Landon Collins says he’s excited to work with new HC Ron Rivera and about Jack Del Rio‘s defensive system. 

“I like his defense,” Collins said, via Peter Hailey of NBC Sports Washington. “It’s a 4-3 concept. That’s what I think we needed from the get-go with these guys. We have great run stoppers, but these guys want to get up field and make plays themselves, and stop holding people for the linebackers.”

Collins also mentioned that he welcomes the fact that Del Rio will be asking him to change up his playing style for the upcoming season.

“When I first walked into his office, he said, ‘Bro, I love your mentality, you remind me so much of Ray Lewis, with the mentality of being a leader, making plays, doing what we need to do and having these guys going the right direction,’” Collins said about Del Rio. “He said, ‘Now, there are some things I need you to change up in your game.’ And I was like, ‘All right, cool, yeah.’ And that’s what I love about him: He was straightforward with me. Don’t beat around the bush. My best seasons came when I heard that from my coaches.”

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