Cowboys WR Michael Gallup wants to sign a long-term deal to stay with the Cowboys.
“I would love to stay here,” Gallup told Jon Machota of The Athletic. “I hope I get to stay here. But I can’t control that. All I can control is what I can do on the field. It’s just go out there and make plays.”
Gallup also said QB Dak Prescott looks great after rehabbing from a broken ankle.
“He’s in there leading the squad,” Gallup said. “He’s back to his old self. He’s out here throwing the rock. He’s out here running it. He’s doing exactly what he’s supposed to do, and we all knew he was going to do it. No shortages on his end. We all know that he was built to do this. He was built to lead and he came back stronger than ever. We’re ready to go.”
The bulk of Eagles WR Travis Fulgham‘s production came in just five games between Weeks 4-8. The yards he racked up in that time were enough to lead the team but after looking like a breakout star, he disappeared the second half of the season. Eagles WR coach Aaron Moorehead said Fulgham got a lot of extra attention and wasn’t ready for it.
“The four weeks showed me and everybody a lot,” Moorehead said via NJ.com’s Chris Franklin. “With that, it also comes with the responsibility of understanding that defenses will start scheming towards you to stop you. For a young player, it took a little bit for him to understand that sometimes. Then, he got nicked up a little bit and didn’t complain, but he had to play through it. As the season got going, it wore on him a little bit.”
However, Moorehead thinks there are signs that Fulgham could recapture the magic he had last season.
“If Travis can continue to grow physically, mentally, and all of those other things, he can get himself to be that guy,” Moorehead said. “If he does, to be honest, our receiving corps with Jalen, DeVonta, Travis, and Greg can be can be really, really, really good.”
- ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler notes the Chargers looked into a trade for Eagles TE Zach Ertz but have since signed TE Jared Cook. He adds the Colts were an option but Indianapolis has since given LT Eric Fisher more than $8 million and still needs to sign LB Darius Leonard and RT Braden Smith to new deals, so they might be out.
- According to Fansided’s Matt Lombardo, Giants RB coach Burton Burns is expected to be OK after being carted out of practice with heat exhaustion on Tuesday.
- Giants HC Joe Judge said the team is going to be patient as RB Saquon Barkley rehabs from a torn ACL, but Barkley has had a “phenomenal attitude” throughout. (Zack Rosenblatt)
- Giants S Logan Ryan has high hopes for the safety room: “Honestly, I’m looking at what the best safety rooms in the league look like, and we’ll hold ourselves to that standard.” (Art Stapleton)
- Giants QB Daniel Jones said he’s happy to have WR Kenny Golladay: “You can tell he’s a true pro.” (Dan Salomone)
- Jones also said he’s been impressed with first-round WR Kadarius Toney: “He brings a lot to the table…He’s a real twitchy and explosive athlete.” (Salamone)