NFC East Rumors: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Cowboys

Cowboys VP Stephen Jones during a radio appearance on 105.3 The Fan on Friday that they plan to use Aldon Smith and Randy Gregory in a designated pass rusher role. 

“Obviously, you know we’re working hard, putting their off the field priorities first, but you know with guys like Aldon Smith and Randy Gregory are long guys who can rush the passer from that outside spot,” Jones said. “We call it a SAM/DPR role. Traditionally with Rod, we used typically more just the 4-3 and typical defensive ends with the guys like DeMarcus Lawrence and [Robert] Quinn, but I do think you could see some situations there where you are looking at a pass rusher-type that can rush the passer from more of SAM/DPR-type position.”

  • Jones was asked about veteran players like Jets S Jamal Adams potentially being available for trade: “I think you have to be open at all times to improving your team.” (Jon Machota)

Eagles

Baylor WR Denzel Mims said during an appearance on the “Mark & Reese Show” that he’s spoken to the Eagles “a lot” during the draft process. 

“I actually have talked to the Eagles a lot,” Mims said, via 94 WIP. “I felt like I killed the interview.

Mims was if the Eagles have shown the most interest in him. 

“I believe so,” Mims said. “I talked to them a lot. At the combine, the Senior Bowl and even after. After the combine I’ve talked to them a lot.

“I can see myself being (in Philadelphia). I only been there one time and I really didn’t do too much, because I wasn’t familiar with the city.”

  • Mike Kaye reports that the Eagles recently had a virtual meeting with Clemson safety K’Von Wallace
  • Kaye also reports that the Eagles have kept in regular contact with Penn State tight end Nick Bowers.
  • According to Alabama DT Raekwon Davis, the 49ers, Packers, Dolphins, Ravens, and Eagles have been in the most contact with him.
  • Daniel Jeremiah said of the top receiver prospects in this year’s draft class and how they would fit with the Eagles: “When I look at the top four guys between CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs, Justin Jefferson, I think Carson Wentz would make a star out of any of those four players.” (Zach Berman)

Giants

Giants GM Dave Gettleman told reporters on Friday that he’ll seriously consider trading down from No. 4 overall.

We’re sitting there with the fourth pick of the draft. It’s going to happen pretty soon,” Gettleman said, via ESPN.com. “I’m going to make calls and anybody that wants to move up, I’m going to say, ‘Listen, we don’t have much time. We can’t fool around. I’d like to get the parameters of a deal in place before we get on the clock.’ That would be the best thing.

  • Gettleman did not commit to Nate Solder being the team’s starting left tackle next year and left the possibility of a position switch open. (Ryan Dunleavy)
  • Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Giants continue to have deep internal discussions about what exactly Isaiah Simmons is in the NFL and how he fits their scheme.
  • La Canfora says New York is “deeply intrigued” in Simmons, but GMs around the league seem to think Dave Gettleman will draft an offensive lineman. La Canfora adds that GMs are mocking Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs to the Giants at No. 4 overall.
  • If the Giants don’t trade down from No. 4 overall, Ryan Dunleavy says they could look to drop back from No. 36 overall for an additional third- or fourth-round pick. 
  • Daniel Jeremiah said he has believed the Giants will take Tristan Wirfs most of the draft process. However, he’s now starting to think New York will go with Alabama’s Jedrick Wills. (Ryan Dunleavy)

Redskins

Ohio State DE Chase Young says it would be an honor to play for his hometown team in Washington D.C.

“It would definitely be an honor to play at home,” Young said, via Scott Abraham of ABC7. “Not a lot of people get the opportunity to play for their hometown football team. God-willing He gives me the chance to do it. Like any team I’d go to, I’m going to be the best player I can be. It would definitely be a great experience closer to home. It would definitely be real good.”

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