NFL Notes: Bills, Giants, Jaguars, Rams & Redskins



  • Even though the Bills didn’t come away from this year’s draft with a tight end, veteran TE Tony Moeaki will still need to prove his worth this summer to secure a spot on the team’s 53-man roster. (Mike Rodak)


  • Giants DT Johnathan Hankins played well enough towards the end of last season that it became clear that they would be fine allowing Linval Joseph to sign elsewhere in free agency.

“It’s his turn,” HC Tom Coughlin said, via Jordan Raanan of “That’s why he’s here.”

Even Damontre Moore showed enough as a rookie to convince the team he was also ready to take on a larger role in 2014.

“Hankins really took off at the end of last year and has done a great job in the offseason working out, coming in in really good condition and he’s really given them a chance to, both of those guys [Hankins and defensive end Damontre Moore], have really given themselves a chance,” DL coach Robert Nunn said. “Once we get in pads … we’ve got to see. They’ve got to go out there and do it. But I like where they are at now.”

Raanan mentions that Hankins figures to start alongside of veteran DT Cullen Jenkins this season with Mike Patterson seeing time in passing situations.

  • Quintin Demps is the leading candidate for the Giants’ third safety role. (Ebenezer Samuel)


  • 2013 sixth-round pick S Josh Evans will need to prove that he’s healthy and ready to contribute this or he could end up being the first draft pick taken by GM David Caldwell to be released. (Michael DiRocco)


  • Second-year LB Alec Ogeltree is expected to thrive in Gregg Williams‘ “attacking” defensive scheme. (Joe Lyons)


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