NFC East Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Eagles

Giants

Penn State DE Yetur Gross-Matos says he wouldn’t mind playing for the Giants, given that he grew up a New York fan and his former position coach Sean Spencer is now with the team.

“I wouldn’t mind playing for him again,” Gross-Matos said, via Brian Costello of the NY Post. “I definitely wouldn’t mind that.”

The Giants could use an edge-rusher, but Gross-Matos may not be available when the team makes their selection in the second round of the draft.

  • Giants LS Casey Kreiter‘s one-year, $1.0475 million deal counts $887,500 against the cap under the veteran salary benefit. (Pat Leonard)

Redskins

  • Per NBC Sports’ JP Finlay, Redskins HC Ron Rivera said there was no further update on the situation with LT Trent Williams
  • Regarding the decision to trade CB Quinton Dunbar, Rivera is happy with the value Washington got back after deciding they wouldn’t extend Dunbar: “He was looking for something we weren’t going to give him.”
  • Rivera called the release of S Montae Nicholson a “fresh start.” He’ll be replaced at free safety by Sean Davis
  • While bringing in LB Thomas Davis was in part about helping Rivera instill the culture he wants, he pointed out Davis had 116 tackles in 2019 and can still play. 
  • Rivera confirmed the Redskins made a hard run at Cowboys WR Amari Cooper in free agency: “Amari is somebody that we chased and we chased very hard…We would have loved to have him.” (Finlay)
  • Conversely, Rivera says Washington wasn’t that interested in resetting the tight end market for TE Austin Hooper, who signed with the Browns. (Finlay)
  • Rivera told reporters his experience with QB Kyle Allen, where he was great both as the starter and the backup behind Cam Newton, convinced him to bring Allen to Washington. (Finlay)
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