NFC Notes: Cowboys, Giants, Redskins

     

Cowboys

  • David Moore reports that the Cowboys still haven’t placed C Travis Frederick on their reserve/retired list.
  • Dallas will be set to pick up $7 million in cap space once Frederick is officially placed on the retired list. 

Giants

  • According to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano, the Giants still have not allowed 2019 first-round CB Deandre Baker to return to virtual meetings as he deals with charges of armed robbery. 
  • Baker is out on bail and has been training in Florida. His lawyer expects a decision from the state on whether they want to proceed with the charges in the coming weeks and is confident they will be dismissed: “As soon this dismissal goes, he’s going to head back to Jersey and start practicing. If it becomes a charge, then the NFL will suspend him. So the Giants are really just playing it cool right now, which is the right thing to do. Just do nothing until the state makes a decision on what they’re going to do.”
  • His lawyer reiterated his belief that this experience will have Baker “scared straight” after a horrible rookie year on and off the field: “Hopefully it’s a wake-up call for the young kid. That’s what he needed. He wasn’t a first-round draft choice as a player last year, you know?”

Redskins

After playing receiver primarily in college at Memphis, Antonio Gibson was picked by the Redskins in the third round to be a running back at the NFL level. Washington has already indicated they have a multifaceted role in mind for Gibson, with new OC Scott Turner pointing back to what his former team did in Carolina with RB Christian McCaffrey and WR Curtis Samuel. But NBC Sports analyst Josh Norris thinks what the Panthers did with WR D.J. Moore is a better fit for Gibson. 

“I’d look at Scott Turner in his past and what he did last year with DJ Moore is how I, personally, would use Antonio Gibson,” Norris said via NBC Sports’ Peter Hailey. “DJ Moore is not, if you look at his skills and where he’s best, I wouldn’t put route running at the top. What he is best at are slants and routes across the formation like drags and getting the ball in his hands. Antonio Gibson can do all of that stuff.”

“If you want, put him there and let him dominate in the middle of the field and take those fun and exciting touches in the backfield,” Norris continued. “To me, that’s his best role. Not being like, ‘OK, now we’re going to take Derrius Guice out of the ball game and put Antonio Gibson here for three snaps.’”

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