NFC Notes: Eagles, Giants, Washington


  • In his early 53-man roster projections, the Athletic’s Bo Wulf thinks the Eagles keep three quarterbacks in order to evaluate Nick Mullens as a potential long-term backup. 
  • If Eagles RB Kerryon Johnson is healthy, Wulf believes he’ll make the roster ahead of RB Jordan Howard
  • Wulf also mentions RB Boston Scott might not be as much of a lock as people think, as there’s competition for that satellite back role in the form of fifth-round rookie Kenneth Gainwell and 2020 waiver claim Jason Huntley
  • On the offensive line, Wulf thinks Matt Pryor‘s performance in 2020 moved him down the pecking order of young linemen the Eagles are trying to develop. He has Jack Driscoll and Nate Herbig making the final roster ahead of him. 
  • Eagles sixth-round DT Marlon Tuipulotu could be a candidate for a pseudo-redshirt season on injured reserve, per Wulf. He adds seventh-round DE Patrick Johnson would likely make it through waivers to the practice squad if cut. 


Giants QB Daniel Jones had high praise of HC Joe Judge, calling the second-year coach a “great leader” who commands attention. 

“He’s a great leader,” Jones said, via SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Every time he’s up in front of the team, everyone’s listened, everyone’s sitting up straight and locked into what he’s saying. Certainly has the respect of the team and the guys. That’s because of how well he knows the game, how well he knows the game across the board. Offense, defense, special teams. He just knows football and guys respect that.”


Washington DE Jonathan Allen, who is entering the final year of his contract, said he’s pleased with how negotiations are going with the organization.

“I’ll say, up to this point, I’m happy with how contract talks have been going,” Allen said, via Peter Hailey of NBC Sports. “We’ve been very communicative with each other.”

Allen said it’s his goal to retire with the Washington Football Team given he was raised around Washington DC. 

“I want to be here,” Allen said. “This is where I’m from, this is my hometown. I’ve always had the goal of playing with one team my whole career. I think I have a great opportunity to do that here.”

Allen said they are not pleased with last year’s 7-9 finish despite winning the NFC East and believes the organization hasn’t reached its full potential. 

“As proud as we are to say we won the division, 7-9 is not what we’re shooting for every year,” Allen said. “So I think we just have to keep things in perspective and realize we have a long way to go. We’re not even close to hitting where we think we can be or even where we want to be. And we’ve just got to continue to grind.”

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