NFC Notes: Eagles, Giants, Washington

     

Eagles

  • The NFL and NFLPA are discussing a 2021 salary cap floor of $175 million, which is down from the $198.2 million this year. It’s possible that the figure could be pushed higher, depending on the revenue losses incurred by the league from the 2020 season.
  • Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com projects the Eagles to have -$71,538,722 of cap space next year, assuming the cap is set at $175 million.

Giants

  • Jordan Raanan of ESPN writes that while Wayne Gallman is the second-best running back on the roster, rookie Javon Leake could make veteran Dion Lewis expendable after he signed a free-agent deal that included no guaranteed money.
  • Raanan adds that three spots on the offensive line will belong to their recent draft picks Andrew Thomas, Shane Lemieux, and Matt Peart.
  • While it is possible that veteran pass rusher Markus Golden returns, linebackers Lorenzo Carter, Kyler Fackrell, and Oshane Ximines are locks to start this season and the Giants are banking on at least one of them having a breakout season, according to Raanan.
  • The NFL and NFLPA are discussing a 2021 salary cap floor of $175 million, which is down from the $198.2 million this year. It’s possible that the figure could be pushed higher, depending on the revenue losses incurred by the league from the 2020 season.
  • Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com projects the Giants to have $24,025,753 of cap space next year, assuming the cap is set at $175 million.

Washington

  • The Athletic’s Rhiannon Walker says the addition of DB coach Chris Harris should be a boon for Washington S Landon Collins, as Harris received a lot of credit for the development of Chargers S Derwin James
  • Walker says new S Sean Davis is the favorite to start next to Collins, while the team’s two outside corners are projected to be Fabian Moreau and free-agent Ronald Darby.
  • While the secondary was bad in 2019, the team is hoping an improved pass rush helps boost the overall performance in 2020, per Walker. 
  • Washington is still trying to figure out how all of the pieces in their linebacker corps will fit together. (Walker)
  • Walker’s best guess is free agent LB Thomas Davis starts on the weakside, 2019 fifth-round LB Cole Holcomb takes the strongside and Jon Bostic starts at middle linebacker. 
  • However, Holcomb might be best suited to the weakside and LB Ryan Anderson, who’s better at taking on blocks, could be on the strong side. Others like Shaun Dion-Hamilton and Kevin Pierre-Louis will compete for time at either middle or outside linebacker. 
  • Walker notes the team still has LB Reuben Foster as a potential wildcard at either the middle or weakside, but he has to prove he’s healthy first. 
  • Washington first-round DE Chase Young received 100 percent of his $22.697 million signing bonus upfront. (Ben Standig)
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