NFC Notes: Eagles, Giants, Washington



Eagles RT Lane Johnson says that he expects that the team’s offensive line to remain in-sync despite the huge loss of RG Brandon Brooks to a torn Achilles.

“I expect the O-line to not miss a beat. I mean, obviously, you can’t replace a Brandon Brooks, who’s the best guard in the league, so losing him was definitely a big blow for us but ultimately we still need him in the room as far as directing the young guys, pushing these guys forward,” Johnson told NFL Network’s Colleen Wolfe. “As we move towards training camp, guys will be battling for that starting spot. I don’t know who it’s gonna be, I’m not sure what moves will be made in between then but somebody will fill that void and try to do it the best they can.”


  • Ralph Vacchiano of does not expect the Giants and DL Leonard Williams to finalize a long-term extension.
  • Vacchiano says he “never got the sense” that the Giants and Williams were close in negotiations toward the end of last season.
  • Vacchiano adds that Williams wants to be paid like a “premier pass rusher” and earn between $18-20 million annually. However, the Giants aren’t willing to pay that amount.
  • As for Giants’ free-agent LB Markus Golden, Vacchiano reports that there is “no indication” that he’s received any interest from other teams.
  • Vacchiano points out that Golden has until July 22 to sign his tendered offer and signing his one-year, $4.125 deal with New York may be his only option. 
  • As for possible breakout options on the Giants’ defense, Vacchiano lists LB Lorenzo Carter and S Jabrill Peppers as players to keep an eye on. 
  • Regarding the Giants possibly having any interest in free-agent C Justin Britt, Vacchiano writes that he hasn’t “heard of any interest” from New York. Although, Vacchiano could see the Giants taking a look at Britt at some point given their lack of depth at center. 


A source tells Mark Maske of the Washington Post that the team is, in fact, expected to change their team name.

“You know where this leads. They’re working on that process [of changing the name]. It will end with a new name. Dan has been listening to different people over the last number of weeks,” a source tells Maske. 

When asked whether it’s 100 percent certain that the team will change their name, Maske’s source said: “I don’t want to say 100 percent. It’s very likely headed in that direction.”

Maske says Washington’s name change “potentially” could happen before the 2020 season begins.

Meanwhile, Mike Jones of USA Today spoke with two sources “very plugged into” owner Dan Snyder’s decision-making about this name review and the chances they keep the name. Jones said both sources told him: “It’s over.”

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