NFC East Rumors: Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Eagles

  • According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Eagles coaches believe veteran LT Jason Peters still has more than enough left in the tank, but acknowledge he’s unlikely to play in all 16 games. Philadelphia could entertain the possibility of re-signing Peters and buy Andre Dillard another year to continue his development. McLane suggests a one-year, $6 million contract that includes incentives as a deal that would make the most sense for both sides.
  • McLane says there hasn’t been any movement on the Malcolm Jenkins front and admits that he’s unlikely to return at his $7.6 million base salary for the 2020 season. A holdout is a possibility, but McLane thinks there should be enough of a market for him to compel the Eagles to make him an offer. If the two parties are unable to reach an agreement and there isn’t a suitable trade partner, McLane could see owner Jeffery Lurie stepping in to grant Jenkins his release before free agency.
  • As for veteran WR Alshon Jeffery, McLane writes that the overwhelming consensus at the Combine is that he won’t be back with the Eagles, despite his salary cap hit, foot injury and the team’s lack of receiver depth. According to McLane, many within the team believe Jeffery was behind the anonymous quotes criticizing QB Carson Wentz, even though there’s no proof of this.

Giants

  • Matt Lombardo of NJ.com mentions that the Giants could make a run at free-agent LB Sean Lee this offseason, after releasing linebackers Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin earlier this week.
  • An “individual familiar with Lee’s thinking” told Lombardo that the 33-year-old would be willing to sign with the Giants this offseason if he is not re-signed by Dallas.
  • Lombardo notes that signing Lee would not prevent the Giants from drafting Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons with the fourth-overall pick.
  • According to Connor Hughes, the Giants are among the interested teams in Seahawks DE Jadeveon Clowney and are “more than willing to pay for him.”
  • Hughes reports that the Giants are among the teams interested in Panthers CB James Bradberry.

Redskins

  • J.P. Finley explained on the Redskins Talk podcast that Trent Williams is looking for “astronomical” money: “The money Trent Williams wants is astronomical… The dollar figure I heard from someone I know and trust is so outrageous that I’m not even saying it publicly because I think it will incite a riot.” 
  • Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network reports that sources at the combine tell him they expect the Redskins to make a bid for quarterback Philip Rivers. The same sources also tell Pauline it will likely take a massive contract for Rivers to sign with Washington.
  • John Keim views Panthers CB James Bradberry as a “natural target” for the Redskins given his history with Washington’s new HC Ron Rivera connection.
  • Keim adds that many around the NFL expect Washington to pursue Bradberry.
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