NFL Rumors: Eagles, Redskins, 49ers, Chargers

Here’s some random rumors from Pro Football Weekly’s recent NFL Whispers column.


According to PFW, the Eagles are looking to add a running back that can help to lighten the load for LeSean McCoy next season

Philadelphia has been looking for a “between the tackles” running back for a few year’s now, but PFW mentions that they could grab someone within the first three rounds of the upcoming draft.

There are some pretty decent options in the second round, but someone like Utah States Robert Turbin would really fit the description of what they’re looking for. He’s currently a 3rd or 4th round prospect at this point, so he could be someone to watch in the coming weeks.


Speaking of teams’ draft plans, PFW writes that the Redskins could be looking for some help at the RT position in the third-round.

Finding some addition talent at the tackle position seems like a wise idea for Washington and having someone that’s capable of stepping, should Jammal Brown go down with an injury next season, makes even more sense.

We actually have them taking CB Brandon Boykin at #70 in the third-round of our 2012 NFL Mock Draft but that could be changing early next week.


PFW mentions that the 49ers are considering signing a veteran interior lineman to replace Adam Snyder, who recently signed with the Arizona Cardinals.

They specifically mention that Leonard Davis and Jason Brown could both be options, but their sources believe that the 49ers are leaning towards Brown because of his ability to play both guard and center.

San Francisco has very few roster holes to address, but their interior offensive line could use some additional help. I’m not sure if Brown is going to be the player that they’re looking for considering that he was benched by the Rams last season when their 0-line was as bad as anyone’s.

We actually have them addressing the position in the second-round of our recent 2012 NFL Mock Draft.


PFW writes that the Chargers decision to re-sign DE Luis Castillo, most likely, has more to do with adding depth to their defensive line than filling one of their starting defensive end positions.

Sources have told them that Vaughn Martin figures to have the advantage heading into training camp. San Diego was reportedly “pleased” with his performance following the injury to Castillo last season.

I know we reference Pro Football Focus’ statistics a lot, but they really do provide a better understanding a player’s contributions than the obvious statistical categories do. With that being said, Martin was rated as the second-worst 3-4 DE last season. He provides almost no pass rush what-so-ever and even struggles to play the run, so I’m not sure what exactly the Chargers are hoping for from him next season. There’s no question that San Diego would be wise to address with defensive front-seven in the upcoming draft and finding another pass rusher could really go a long way next season.

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