NFC East Notes: Nick Foles, Cowboys, Redskins


Nick Foles

  • Jimmy Kempski of takes a look at some teams who could consider trading for Eagles backup QB Nick Foles if they sustain an injury to their starter.
  • Kempski’s list includes the Steelers, Jaguars, Colts, Dolphins, Chargers, Buccaneers and Saints.


  • Cowboys DL Maliek Collins is unlikely to available for the start of training camp, according to HC Jason Garrett, after he underwent foot surgery for a fractured fifth metatarsal this past May.
  • Jori Epstein of the Dallas Morning News mentions that Collins will have to compete for DT Jihad Ward this summer for playing time.
  • However, Epstein points out that the Cowboys may need to bring in some more defensive tackle depth for the first four games while David Irving serves his suspension.


Redskins WR Josh Doctson said he expects to have a “huge” season and believes he has matured as a player.

Just off the field maturing, off the field understanding how to be a NFL player. There’s just a lot that goes into this game that people overlook when they first get into the league. I lost my first year [to injury], last year I was able to play and then this year looking to do huge things,” said Doctson, via Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram.

Doctson added that it has been “amazing” working with recently acquired QB Alex Smith this offseason.

It’s been amazing [working with Smith],” Doctson said. “It’s been fun. It’s just been a fun OTAs and minicamp. I’ve been there for two years, but this year stands out to me much more than the previous two just because I’m getting older and moving toward the veteran group. And just the guys, the chemistry with both offense and defense, we compete our butts off every day.”

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