NFC Notes: Eagles, Redskins, Buccaneers



New Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians expects the switch to a 3-4 defense to be both smooth and beneficial. 

“It might be the easiest (defense to learn),” Arians said via Rick Stroud. “Guys love blitzing, and we blitz. “We’re an aggressive group, so we’re always penetrating. It might be a four-man rush, but it’s four guys from one side and we’re dropping some people.”


  • Jimmy Kempski writes that while it’s likely the Eagles take a wait-and-see approach with newly acquired RB Jordan Howard, but there’s at least a chance they could consider an in-season extension if he performs well in 2019. Howard is slated to be a UFA next year. 
  • Kempski notes that the Eagles have team options on LBs Nigel Bradham and L.J. Fort in 2020. 
  • Zack Rosenblatt says that Philadelphia likes Boston College G Chris Lindstrom, who could be a “low-key” candidate for them at No. 25 or in a trade-down. 
  • Houston CB Isaiah Johnson visited the Eagles Sunday. (Aaron Wilson)


Cardinals QB Josh Rosen continues to be linked to the Redskins as an eventual trade destination.

“I keep hearing Washington,” ESPN’s Todd McShay said on his podcast, via NBC Sports’ J.P. Finlay. “They are the most likely of teams. They seem to be the most interested in Josh Rosen.”

Finlay writes it’s not likely that the Redskins would give up their first-round pick at No. 15 for Rosen, but they could offer a package including their 2019 second-round pick and 2020 third-round pick. 

  • ESPN’s John Keim writes that there’s a “solid chance” the Redskins could end up trading for Rosen.
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