NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Eagles

  • While the Panthers are reportedly not shopping WR Curtis Samuel, the Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia says if the Eagles offer them a third-round pick and CB Sidney Jones it might be enough to get them to pull the trigger. 
  • That’s a decent return for a player like Samuel in the final year of his rookie contract if Carolina doesn’t intend to re-sign him, while the Eagles’ need for a receiver is well-documented. 
  • The Eagles had a Top 30 visit with Utah DT Leki Fotu before the shutdown. (Justin Melo)

Giants

  • The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia outlines a potential trade of Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue to the Giants in exchange for two second-round picks in 2020 and 2021. 
  • While the Jaguars have been asking for a first-round pick like what the Chiefs gave to acquire DE Frank Clark last year, Kansas City gave up the No. 29 pick and New York’s second-rounder is No. 36 overall. 
  • The Giants would also have to rescind the transition tag on DL Leonard Williams to accommodate Ngakoue. 

Redskins

While the severity of every NFL injury is boiled down to a timeline of how many weeks the player will miss, it’s often more complicated than that. Severe injuries don’t just take months of rehab, they can result in injuries to other areas because of over-compensation. Take CB Ronald Darby for instance. After tearing his ACL, Darby signed a one-year, prove-it deal with the Eagles last year. But he dealt with hamstring and hip flexor injuries that put him out of commission for five games. He was forced to sign another one-year pact with the Redskins to try again to prove his worth. 

“As the corner I know I am, I’m a great corner,” Darby said via the Athletic’s Rhiannon Walker. “I had to battle obstacles and stuff like that, and at the end of the day, whether you’re hurt or good, you still got to go out there and perform. You can’t always have excuses. I know that I can be the person that I am, that I’ve shown.”

  • The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia writes a trade that could make sense for the Redskins is sending LT Trent Williams to the Chargers in exchange for CB Desmond King and a fourth-round pick. 
  • The Chargers brought in Chris Harris to play slot corner despite King turning in an All-Pro season at the position in 2018. Sending King to Washington, which needs another starting corner, in exchange for filling their void at left tackle would help the Chargers maximize King’s value. 
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