NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Washington

     

Cowboys

  • Per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, Cowboys fourth-round C Tyler Biadasz says his shoulder is at “100 percent” and he’s “good to go” after being able to rehab at Wisconsin’s facilities following his surgery. 

Eagles

  • The Athletic’s Bo Wulf projects Eagles RB Elijah Holyfield to make the roster as a fourth running back. Wulf’s colleague Zach Berman thinks Philadelphia could sign a veteran for the fourth spot instead and stash Holyfield or another young runner on the practice squad. 
  • Both predict rookie UDFA TE Noah Togiai will land the third and final slot on the roster at his position ahead of TE Josh Perkins
  • Berman mentions the Eagles could stash sixth-round OT Prince Tega Wanogho on injured reserve as a rookie as he comes back from a knee injury. Both he and Wulf mention UDFA C Luke Juriga as a name to watch to make the final roster, potentially ahead of OT Jordan Mailata.
  • Both also write that after the top three slots, the defensive end position is up for grabs and neither Shareef Miller nor Genard Avery, acquired for fourth-round picks, are safe.
  • Eagles DT Hassan Ridgeway is also the leader for the final defensive tackle spot, per the Athletic. 
  • Berman and Wulf note cornerback is a prime area the Eagles could trade from, as they have more players than available snaps. The two mention Rasul Douglas and Sidney Jones as potential candidates. 
  • Both have the Eagles keeping just four safeties while pointing out the team is high on rookie UDFA S Grayland Arnold

Giants

  • NJ.com’s Matt Lombardo says Giants OT Nate Solder is believed to fall under the high-risk category for opting out, which would provide him with a $350,000 advance, though he still needs to file paperwork with the league. 
  • Giants LB Ryan Connelly, who tore his ACL last year as a rookie, passed his physical to open camp. (Tom Rock
  • Giants TE Evan Engram, who landed on injured reserve with a foot injury, was also cleared. (Art Stapleton)

Washington

  • Per the Athletic’s Rhiannon Walker, Washington HC Ron Rivera said QB Alex Smith and LB Reuben Foster both failed the football portion of their physicals. 
  • Rivera anticipates both Smith and Foster being able to come off the PUP list at some point: “We wanted to get a chance to look at him, watch him on the side. … We’ve got to see the actual football movement before we’ll clear them.” (Nicki Jhabvala)
  • Rivera reiterated they plan to have competition for the starting quarterback between Dwayne Haskins and Kyle Allen: “It’s going to be pure competition. I like the fact that we have a good group of guys that will push each other. The biggest thing is how each guy develops over time. … We’re going to create as many game-like situations in practice. …” (Jhabvala)
  • If Smith can pass his physical, Rivera says he’ll be right in the mix, too: “If that happens, I think this is a guy that becomes part of our equation. That’s the truth of the matter.” (Jhabvala)
  • Washington 2019 fourth-round RB Bryce Love was able to pass his physical. Love missed his entire rookie season recovering from a knee injury. (Walker)
  • With Kelvin Harmon out for the year, Emanuel Hall hurt and cut, and Cody Latimer on the commissioner’s exempt list, Rivera admitted their depth is a problem: “It’s something we’re going to look at. … If there was a position we are concerned about as far as bringing guys on, it certainly is that position.” (Jhabvala)
  • However, the plan for the team is to wait about two and a half weeks to try and get a look at younger players on the roster before making any additions, at all positions. (Ben Standig)
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