Eagles OT Jordan Mailata is going into his third year with the team looking to finally make the leap from developmental project to contributing player. This might be the summer he does it. The 6-8, 336-pound former rugby player has tantalizing athleticism and Eagles OL coach Jeff Stoutland said Mailata has been impressive with the mental side of things so far in 2020.
“He was a completely different guy in the meetings,” Stoutland said via NJ.com’s Mike Kaye. “His confidence level — because we require these guys to know a lot to be able to convert blocking schemes and calls — completely, completely different in the meetings.”
So far, Stoutland has only seen Mailata during virtual meetings this offseason, so the player still has to translate his progress on the mental side to the field.
“Will that carry over to the field? Every morning when I come here I pray that that will happen,” Stoutland said. “Do I think that will happen? Absolutely. I can’t guarantee that, but we’re going to find out though.”
- Eagles’ fourth-round OL Jack Driscoll said he’s been lining up at right tackle and wants to play “as many positions as possible” in training camp. (Brandon Lee Gowton)
- NorthJersey.com’s Art Stapleton says Giants DL Leonard Williams will work to the side to start camp after being placed on the non-football injury list with a hamstring injury.
- Once he’s cleared by the medical staff, he can participate in football activities, which won’t start for at least 10 days.
- The Athletic’s Dan Duggan says Giants OL Nick Gates‘ two-year extension shows the team believes he can develop into a starting piece for them on offense, with minimal investment if he doesn’t.
- For Gates, it’s a strong raise given he can make up to $11 million if he performs well and had made under $1 million so far in his career.
- Duggan adds the Giants expect Gates to compete for the starting job at center this offseason.
- The Washington Football Team announced it hired former NFL DL Evander Hood as a coaching intern for 2020 as a part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship. (Twitter)
- Washington signed WR Dontrelle Inman. (NFLTR)
- Washington waived DE Cameron Malveaux, DB Maurice Smith, and TE Caleb Wilson.
- Washington released RB Josh Ferguson. (NFLTR)