NFC Notes: 49ers, Cowboys, Redskins



  • Grant Cohn of the Press Democrat writes that being without LB Reuben Foster for the first two games of the season won’t hurt the 49ers, seeing as they’re used to playing without him.
  • With Foster out of the lineup, Cohn expects Malcolm Smith, Fred Warner and Brock Coyle to handle reps at linebacker.
  • Cohn mentions that Foster needs to produce more game-changing plays, seeing as he’s never recorded an interception, a forced fumble or a fumble recovery in three seasons at Alabama and his one season in the NFL.


While Cowboys DE Randy Gregory is working his way back towards being reinstated, Bryan Broaddus mentions that the team hasn’t had much communication with him up to this point.

“They haven’t had much, if any, interaction with him at all. So, there’s that great unknown. … And Randy, that’s kind of where they’re at right now,” Broaddus said, via the Dallas Morning News. “They really don’t know until the commissioner comes out and says he’s back in the fold. I’ve heard some things where Randy has been working out. He’s just waiting for the commissioner to make the decision.”


  • JP Finlay of NBC Washington points out that the Redskins are in a unique situation when it comes to Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander, as DBs coach Torrian Gray actually coached Alexander a few years ago.
  • The Redskins have also drafted a number of Hokies in the last few tears including Kendall Fuller, Tim Settle and Greg Stroman.
  • It just so happens that the strength of this year’s Supplemental class is in the secondary, which is an area of need for the team, and Washington has 11 draft picks to work with in 2019, so they’re clearly a team to keep an eye on next week.
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