Eagles OT Lane Johnson said he thinks the team has a chance to surprise people this year.
“Yeah, or well I think with what we have, you know, it’s easy to find motivation,” Johnson said, via NFL.com. “4-11-1 or 4-12, whatever we were last year is not acceptable. So, you know, we’re gonna come out swinging. Expectations are low. You know, we’re not expected to do much, so I feel like it’s a lot easier to play when you have that card in your hand, so that’s where we’re at and, really, I think that’s for a lot of teams in the NFC East. So, here we come.”
Johnson added QB Jalen Hurts hasn’t wasted time acting as the starting quarterback.
“He’s got that confidence to him. The way he carries himself, he carries himself like a veteran and things he can do on the field, you know, he can scramble outside the pocket,” Johnson said. “And when that happens, man, it makes it a little bit easier for the offensive line whenever you have a mobile quarterback back there, the pass rushers approach the pass rush a little bit differently. So instead of maybe running the hoop they’re told not to break contain because if they do, he can scramble for 10 or 15 and get a quick first down, but really, you know, he’s taking command in OTAs.”
- Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post mentions that Giants WR Kenny Golladay could be held in contempt of court later this month after ignoring a subpoena and failing to appear for a virtual deposition back in December.
- Golladay’s former agent, Jason Bernstein, has filed suit against Redland Sports and MVP Authentics for allegedly violating an exclusive rights contract by working with agent Todd France on an autograph signing in 2019.
- Bernstein is seeking more than $1.7 million, estimating he lost more than $10,000 on Golladay’s marketing deals plus a three percent commission from Golladay’s NFL contract.
- Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported on Thursday that Commissioner Roger Goodell must approve Washington owner Daniel Snyder’s return to daily management. However, Snyder’s lawyer Jordan Siev tells Adam Schefter of ESPN that the report is false.
- The Washington Post is still standing by Maske’s reporting, saying: “We stand by our reporting on this matter.”