NFC Notes: Eagles, Panthers, Washington


  • Jimmy Kempski of The Philly Voice says that just because there is the perception the Eagles have a bad group of receivers does not mean they should trade for those who become available for trade, especially Patriots WR N’Keal Harry. Kempski notes that Harry was not playing well before his trade demand.
  • When it comes to former Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery, Kempski believes he will likely sign with a team at some point, noting that it would be ironic to see him reunited with QB Carson Wentz in Indianapolis.
  • Mike Kaye notes Eagles G Nate Herbig has lost around 30 pounds for the team’s new offense and could be a potential replacement for G Brandon Brooks after starting 12 games last season.


  • Joseph Person of The Athletic reports that the Panthers beat the clock by just one hour despite having discussions with Moton’s representatives for several months at this point.
  • Panthers’ journeyman T Cam Erving was excited to see Moton get paid, as he clearly deserved it: “It’s always a blessing to get paid what you deserve. We call Taylor ‘Franchise’ around here,” Erving said. “We have fun with that part. He definitely brings a lot of leadership, by his play, obviously. He’s played a high level these past few years.”
  • ESPN’s Mike Tannenbaum mentions the Panthers as one possible trade destination for Texans’ QB Deshaun Watson, if/when his legal situation is eventually resolved.


Washington WR Terry McLaurin believes the offense’s additions of receivers Curtis Samuel, third-round Dyami Brown, and Adam Humphries.

“It’s not going to necessarily allow those teams to play with the safety on the hash, and those double coverages I was seeing a lot last year,” said McLaurin, via the team’s official site.

McLaurin thinks the offense will open up for him this season at all levels of the field. 

“I just think it’s going to open it up, for me personally, down the field, intermediate and short,” McLaurin said. “But also, it’s gonna allow other guys to make some plays.”

As for Brown’s development as a rookie, McLaurin feels their quarterbacks must adjust to his speed and form a connection. 

It’s just a matter of the quarterbacks getting used to his speed and connecting that way,” said McLaurin. 

McLaurin added that second-year receivers Isaiah Wright and Antonio Gandy-Golden have “made strides,” while WRs Steven Sims Jr. and Cam Sims are “looking strong as well.” 

“Isaiah [Wright] and [Antonio Gandy-Golden] have made some strides,” McLaurin said, via Zach Selby of the team’s official site. “Steven is looking good. Cam Sims is looking strong as well. So I’m excited by the group of guys that we have this year.”

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