NFC Notes: Buccaneers, Eagles, Giants

     

Buccaneers

  • Pro Football Talk reports that QB Josh Rosen chose to sign with the Buccaneers in an attempt to gain stability after tumultuous stints with both the Cardinals and the Dolphins.
  • The Buccaneers are bringing in former Browns and Titans K Greg Joseph for a workout, according to Albert Breer.

Eagles

This past week a report came out the Eagles were shopping WR Alshon Jeffery in trade talks, which wasn’t a huge surprise. Jeffery’s performance and injury status don’t warrant his current salary but the amount of dead money made it hard for Philadelphia to outright cut him. A trade would have solved that, but Eagles GM Howie Roseman disputed the characterization that the team is trying to dump him, saying they think he’ll be ready to play within the first six weeks. 

“We are not actively shopping him, as reported,” Roseman said via NFL Media’s Michael Baca. “I think, for us, let’s get the good player back as soon as possible. I’m not telling you that he’s ready for Week 1, but we definitely anticipate him being ready before that PUP period.”

Roseman also talked about the team’s decision to cut former second-round CB Sidney Jones. An injury pushed Jones to Philadelphia’s pick in the second round in 2017, which was seen as great value at the time given Jones was seen as a potential first-round pick before getting hurt. But the injuries followed Jones in the NFL and the Eagles decided to move on this weekend. 

“You know, when we make these decisions, we try to make sure we are not making decisions just based on where guys were picked,” Roseman said via Pro Football Talk. “I think that one of the things I’ve learned from some of the great General Managers in this league is they understand when it is time to kind of move on, and I’m not just talking about that in regards to Sidney or any of the draft picks we let go today. For us, we are going to be aggressive and we are going to take some chances, and then if we are wrong when we do those things, we have to learn from it. We have to figure out why they didn’t work and try to get better.”

  • Jeff McLane reports that while the Eagles thought TE Noah Togiai would clear waivers and they could sign him to their practice squad.
  • McLane adds that they will now have to find another tight end and could be interested in bringing back Richard Rodgers.

Giants

  • Giants’ HC Joe Judge responded to questions about whether or not the team has someone to replace CB Deandre Baker: “We’re going to see. We’re going to continue playing everyone, hopefully, find the hot hand, and roll each of those guys through as we go.” (Matt Lombardo)
  • Judge also said of the decision to cut LB Ryan Connelly: “If things worked out perfectly for us we would’ve loved to have him back on the practice squad. We didn’t expect that to happen.” (Ralph Vacchiano)
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