NFC Note: Packers, Redskins, Saints

     

Packers

  • PackersNews.com’s Ryan Wood says the Packers haven’t hesitated to line up RB Aaron Jones as their No. 1 guy during spring practices.
  • However, with three MCL sprains in two seasons, Wood says health is a major concern for Jones. 
  • Wood says he’s talked to scouts who had sixth-round RB Dexter Williams rated as a fourth-round value. Williams could step in if Jones misses time to injury, or earn enough playing time to give Jones a break. 

Redskins

Redskins first-round QB Dwayne Haskins is clearly the future in Washington. However, Redskins RB Adrian Peterson says so far the team has looked good with the steady hand of veteran QB Case Keenum at the wheel of the offense.

“With Case Keenum, the quarterback runs everything, right?” Peterson said via Patrik Walker of 247Sports. “Offensively, we really look good with Case Keenum back there. He’s a veteran. He’s been in the league for a long time. He’s a gunslinger. He’s a guy that’s going to throw the ball and spread it around.”

Some reports out of camp have indicated Haskins has had a rocky transition picking up the Redskins’ offense. However, Peterson says it’s only a matter of time until Haskins shows why he was a first-round pick. 

“Having Haskins back there, too, I’m looking forward to seeing what he’ll do in training camp,” Peterson said. “Once he gets more under his belt and becomes more comfortable, he’ll be able to play faster as well.”

  • NBC Sports’ JP Finlay writes the Redskins are trusting the second starting safety spot to Montae Nicholson despite a rough 2018 that included a poor scheme fit and a late-season arrest. 
  • Finlay says the Redskins are hoping Nicholson regains the form he had his rookie season before being injured. 

Saints

  • According to Pro Football Talk, the Saints have expanded the section of their playbook with plays for the tight end after the addition of Jared Cook: “New tight end comes in for us this year,” coach Sean Payton recently told Chris Simms. Jared Cook from Oakland. We’re gonna expand the package that includes him.”

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