NFC Notes: Tyler Guyton, Kayvon Thibodeaux, Commanders, Cowboys, Giants


Ben Standig of The Athletic looked at every defensive position group for the Commanders and projected what the 53-man roster could look like.

  • Standig predicts Washington will keep five defensive tackles but won’t “write that in pen just yet.” He expects DL Efe Obada to start on the PUP list while DT John Ridgeway III makes the team over seventh-round DT Javontae Jean-Baptiste
  • At LB, Standig thinks the Commanders will move on from Jamin Davis because of his lack of involvement on special teams, which is a requirement for non-starters on the roster.
  • After second-round CB Mike Sainristil, CB Benjamin St-Juste and CB Emmanuel Forbes Jr., Standig feels five players will contend for the last two or three spots. All in all, Standig has CBs Michael Davis, Noah Igbinoghene and UDFA Chigozie Anusiem making the roster.
  • With safeties Jeremy Chinn and Quan Martin headlining the back end of the defense, Standig believes Darrick Forrest, Percy Butler and fifth-round pick Dominique Hampton are likely to be the other rotational pieces.


Cowboys first-round OT Tyler Guyton discussed how he’s approached his first months of professional practices. With the intent of improving as a run-blocker, Guyton touched on how his veteran teammates have been the best resources. 

“It’s a little bit different than I thought,” Guyton said, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “I love it, though. It’s just I didn’t know what I didn’t know. It’s just getting acclimated to new techniques and things like that, all of the new plays. It’s been fun, but it’s also been a challenge, for sure… I feel like I’m more in shape than I’ve ever been.”

“Every guy in the room helps out the rookies. That’s pretty rare, I’ve heard. I couldn’t be in a better situation, honestly.”


When asked about the message the Giants want to show in Week 1 against the Vikings, EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux said they want to prove they can be a dominant team like previous New York squads. 

“Resiliency. Physicality. Speed,” Thibodeaux, via “We’re gonna play with all the things we played with back in the day. This is the 100th year anniversary of the Giants, so hopefully we can let those superpowers from our ancestors come and take over.”

Thibodeaux said the addition of Brian Burns to their defense has been exciting for him personally given he can lean on him for advice. 

“It’s exciting, man,” Thibodeaux said. “It’s exciting. Me and Brian, we have a similar body type. We have a similar style of play. But he’s a little bit different. He’s faster, he’s quicker. He’s obviously farther in his career than I am, so there’s a lot of gems he’s been giving me. And he’s been able to help up my game a little bit, and I’ve been competing with him, giving him a few things I know, and it’s been great so far. I’m excited to see what’s all to come from that.”

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