NFC Notes: Eagles, Giants, Washington



Eagles’ seventh-round DE Casey Toohill believes his final season at Stanford as a fifth-year senior really helped him get drafted. 

You go into your last year with little-to-no NFL hype or recognition. So, I think coming into my last season, there were a lot of unknowns. But, I think I was able to stand out in a way that helped me get drafted and helped me get invited to the NFL Combine, so I’m happy about that. But, I still have a lot to prove and I have a lot of areas I want to grow in,” said Toolhill, via Mike Kaye of NJ Advance Media

Toohill compared the Eagles’ Wide-9 defensive scheme to what he played in college and believes it’s “very favorable” for defensive linemen.  

“I think it’s very favorable to the D-line. I think it’s very effective, but it’s also simple. I kind of had to do a lot at Stanford, and that can sometimes make you think about a lot of things or read (offenses) too much. I just love (this) style, which is different from what I played (at Stanford). You just get off the ball and go. That’s really exciting and I’m just excited to play in it and learn more about it.” 


  •’s Zack Rosenblatt writes that if the Giants end up releasing 2019 first-round CB Deandre Baker, it will leave them thin at an already questionable position. 
  • Former third-round supplemental CB Sam Beal could be the leader for the No. 2 outside corner job by default. While the Giants had planned to move fourth-round CB Darnay Holmes to nickel, he played outside in college at UCLA. 
  • Giants 2019 sixth-round CB Corey Ballentine was given a chance to start at nickel last season and the results weren’t good. New York could also use 2019 fourth-round DB Julian Love as a nickel corner. 
  • Rosenblatt notes Giants CB Grant Haley, who opened last year as the team’s starting nickel corner, is just fighting to stay on the roster at this point. 
  • Some possible free-agent options Rosenblatt lists include CBs Logan Ryan, Trumaine Johnson and Dre Kirkpatrick.
  • Ryan would be the best of the bunch and have some familiarity with the system on defense, but Rosenblatt says New York won’t come anywhere near his reported $10 million per year asking price. 


  • Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio notes NFL commissioner Roger Goodell pushed Washington owner Dan Snyder “very hard” on changing the team’s name. 
  • Goodell had nudged Snyder in that direction in the past but used the current cultural climate to go “full force” on Snyder regarding the name, per Florio’s source. 
  • The process of Washington’s minority owners selling their shares is nowhere close to a resolution, per CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.
  • Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson says he spoke to one of the parties involved in a trademark fight over the name Red Wolves between Arkansas State and the United Soccer League and they had not heard from Snyder, the NFL or Washington. 
  • Washington hired former Panthers scout Don Warren as the assistant director of pro personnel. Warren played for Washington for 14 years. (Joe Person)

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