- NFL Media’s Charley Casserly writes that Cowboys first-round WR CeeDee Lamb is seen as an instant-impact rookie and should start in the slot.
- He adds Cowboys second-round CB Trevon Diggs should also push to start as a rookie. Dallas had a first-round grade on him.
- For now, Cowboys CBs Chidobe Awuzie and Anthony Brown are ahead of Diggs in the pecking order.
- Casserly says the Cowboys will also have a competition for the starting left guard and center jobs between Connor Williams, Joe Looney and Connor McGovern.
Eagles second-year LB T.J. Edwards has a big opportunity in front of him, as he could open the season as the team’s starting middle linebacker.
Edwards says he’s excited about the opportunity to show what he can do.
“It is definitely exciting to have an opportunity in front of me to show what I can do,” Edwards said, via Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94 WIP. “It is encouraging to have guys around me that are all kind of in that same boat.”
According to Edwards, no one has told him the job is his, but he plans to do what he can to secure the rule.
“Nothing has really been said to me personally, I am really just going in trying to earn that spot. But for me I have never been a person who says I wanna do all this, do all that. I have always been a person that wants to go out there and prove to them that I can do it,” Edwards said. “In my book it is on my shoulders on what I do this year, what my role is. I am really excited to get there and show I can handle those things.”
“I definitely want people to know going into this year, and I’m not just going to talk about it, I want to go out and prove that I can be that three-down linebacker, and I can cover in space and tackle in space,” Edwards said. “I think that is one thing you can say all that, but until you go out and do it, it is hard for most people to believe. So that is really what my main focus has been on. I just want to go out there and show what I really can do.”
- According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, Washington minority owners Fred Smith, Dwight Schar and Robert Rothman are looking to sell their stakes in the team totaling about 40 percent because they are unhappy with their partnership with owner Dan Snyder.
- Any sale would have to be vetted by the NFL and ratified by the league’s other owners, per Maske.