NFC East News and Rumors
The Cowboys are reportedly ready to give their top wide receiver the franchise tag. Dez Bryant is likely to be designated the Cowboys’ franchise player on Monday, club COO Stephen Jones said Saturday, according to Mark Lane of Fox Sports Southwest. “I s…Upvote Share Tweet
Howie Roseman doesn’t like trading up (but it’s not up to him)profootballtalk.com 23 minutes agoAmid talk that Eagles coach Chip Kelly would like to trade up in the draft and select his former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Eagles Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman is saying that trading up isn’t a good idea. Roseman said at t…Upvote Share TweetAs noted in the Sunday one-liners, former Eagles offensive lineman Todd Herremans has said farewell to the fans of Philadelphia in the aftermath of his release. But Herremans won’t be saying farewell to football. Per a source with knowledge of Herreman’…Upvote Share Tweet
A.J. Smith announces his retirementprofootballtalk.com 4 hours agoWhen A.J. Smith announced that he wouldn’t be back for a third season as a consultant in the Redskins front office, he said he and his family were going to discuss what was next after three decades in the NFL. Smith announced the result of those discuss…Upvote Share TweetWe are getting closer to figuring out the Dallas Cowboys' offseason strategy plans. Monday is the deadline for the Cowboys — and every other NFL team, for that matter — to receive the franchise tag. All indications point toward Dez Bryant being the reci…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 6 hours agoEagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is coming up on the point when he’s going to have to make some big decisions about his future, but he didn’t sound like a man feeling too pressured by that predicament on Saturday. Maclin said he felt “no rush” to get …Upvote Share Tweet
Thoughts on latest Redskins movesESPN.com Feb 28 (yesterday)A little this and a lot of that: A few days ago I thought the Washington Redskins would do something with defensive linemen Stephen Bowen and Barry Cofield. Before signing defensive end Ricky Jean Francois I figured that would mean pay cuts and much low…Upvote Share Tweet
More talk in Philly that McCoy may be asked to take a pay cutprofootballtalk.com Feb 28 (yesterday)LeSean McCoy is one of the best running backs in the NFL. But he’s also one of the most expensive running backs in the NFL. And there’s talk in Philadelphia that the Eagles may conclude that McCoy isn’t worth the money he costs. McCoy has already been a…Upvote Share Tweet
Ridge had no problem with Eagles stadium in Philly flight pathprofootballtalk.com Feb 28 (yesterday)One of the companies trying to build a stadium in L.A. has paid former Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge to prepare a report that finds a competing project to present an unacceptable risk of terrorism due to its presence in the LAX flight path. Fo…Upvote Share TweetThe Redskins' offseason purge began with their defensive line as they released veterans Barry Cofield and Stephen Bowen on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Cruz, Newton, Kaepernick part of fruit/vegetable endorsementprofootballtalk.com Feb 27 (2 days ago)If this is a real thing, it’s certainly better for us than another beer or soda commercial. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz are part of Team FNV, which appears to be a campaign des…Upvote Share Tweet
First of two franchise tag deadlines looming on MondayESPN.com Feb 27 (2 days ago)IRVING, Texas -- By 4 p.m. ET Monday, the Dallas Cowboys will likely place the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant. It will mark just the fifth time the Cowboys have used the tag since its inception. Bryant will join Flozell Adams (2002), Ken Haml…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Feb 27 (2 days ago)The conventional wisdom is that the NFL is now a passing league. Any conversation about the NFL usually comes back to that notion. I don't disagree with that but no matter how much it’s said that it's a passing league, the Dallas Cowboys ran through DeM…Upvote Share Tweet
Running back moves show part of Cowboys' dilemmaESPN.com Feb 27 (2 days ago)IRVING, Texas -- The dilemma the Dallas Cowboys are facing in trying to re-sign DeMarco Murray is playing out at different spots across the league. Over the past few days running backs like DeAngelo Williams, Reggie Bush, Chris Johnson and Peyton Hillis…Upvote Share Tweet
Cowboys Intend To Franchise BryantFeb 28ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer breaks down the team's decision to use the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant.
The Pulse: Philly Prom PicsFeb 26An award-worthy flop, Mr. Curry goes to Washington, and an Eagles player makes a high school girl's year. Prim Siripipat guides you through those stories and all the latest trending sports news.
Acho's Going To PromFeb 25Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho surprised Woodgrove High School (Purcellville, Va.) student Hannah Delmonte on Friday by accepting her invitation to prom.
Giants Release Veteran Running BackFeb 25After the release of running back Peyton Hillis, ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano discusses who may remain on New York's chopping block and the needs the team will be looking to fill.
ESPN NowFeb 26S Mike Mitchell's restructuring will save the Steelers more than $2.4M of cap room, a source tells ESPN's John Clayton. Mitchell converted a $2M roste...
Mock Draft: Post-CombineFeb 25Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly, now with the Eagles, once said Marcus Mariota is “the most talented kid I coached in college.” (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Let the silly season begin! And let me kick it off, right here! With a nod to the “Fine Fifteen” s…
Jameis Winston will be No. 1 and other lessons from NFL scouting combineFeb 23Five things: Most of the top prospects, including Jameis Winston, confirmed their lofty rankings with their performances at the 2015 NFL scouting combine, John Clayton writes.
The Bucs Start HereFeb 23INDIANAPOLIS — The Most Scrutinized Draft Pick of All Time was on the phone Sunday, a day after the poking and prodding of the NFL combine here, and I asked The Most Scrutinized Draft Pick of All Time if he was ready for the private detectives from mult…