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NFC East News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 11, 2012
The Steelers might finally get a return on their first round pick. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that rookie David DeCastro could play right guard this week against the Cowboys. That wou…Share Tweet
RG2 says RG3 plans to play this SundayRedskins wide receiver Pierre GarÃ§on threw some cold water on hopes that Robert Griffin III would be able to start at quarterback against the Browns this weekend when he talked about what the team needs to do when Kirk Cousins is in the game, but there…Share TweetThe Dallas Cowboys paid tribute to Jerry Brown at a private memorial on Tuesday that included Josh Brent, the player charged with intoxication manslaughter in the one-car accident that killed his teammate.Share TweetCowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that the ultimate decision about whether or not wide receiver Dez Bryant continues playing with the finger injury he suffered against the Bengals. If that’s true, Bryant’s going to be in the lineup. He told MikeShare TweetIf I had to bet money on who will start at quarterback for the Washington Redskins on Sunday, I'd bet it on Kirk Cousins. However, my strong preference would be not to bet the money at all, since I am of the belief that no one yet knows the answer. I st…Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 11, 2012Few expected him to walk away with the franchise records for carries and rushing yards by a rookie, but Washington Redskins rookie running back Alfred Morris always believed he could make it in the NFL. He's proven the doubters right with an amazing sea…Share TweetYou’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you might even have heard it here. So, are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.Share Tweet
Paper Tigers: The Texans and Falcons look likely for the No. 1 …CNNSI.com Dec 11, 2012The Texans and Falcons look likely for the No. 1 seeds, but is anyone scared? Both teams look vulnerable, Peter King writes, and having home-field isn't all it's cracked up to be.Share TweetIn the wake of the report that the mother of late Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown wants Josh Brent to ride with her and sit with the family during Brown's funeral, chilling details of what allegedly occurred at the crime scene are beginning to eme…Share TweetWhile all the reports on Robert Griffin III seemed positive yesterday, Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon may have let the cat out of the bag regarding his quarterback’s status for this week’s game. Talking about their meeting with Cleveland, he saiShare TweetAlthough Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Michael Vick have both passed their post-concussion tests, that doesn’t mean they’ll play on Thursday against the Bengals. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that neither McCoy nor Vick will goShare TweetThe bad news for the Steelers is that they’re near the point of needing to win out to make the postseason. The good news is that their next two games are against teams with winning records, which seems to get their attention. Their next two are againstShare Tweet
Thundercrack! Chat's backDevotees of the regular NFC East chat are aware that it was canceled in each of the past two weeks due to my need to travel home from Monday Night Football games. This is an unfortunate fact of life, but we don't have to worry about it anymore, since th…Share TweetThere were reports yesterday of Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles’ interest in the vacant head coaching job at Temple. The timing was good, since according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, he interviewed at his alma mater last night. Bowles played aShare Tweetnytimes.com Dec 11, 2012The 49ers suspended the disgruntled former Giants running back, who seems more valuable to them as a player who doesn't play.Share Tweet
I Suck at Football, Week 14: Back and to the Leftgrantland.com Dec 11, 2012On Sunday my sister drives me to the bar so I can watch the Bengals play the Dallas Cowboys. "Well, I hope they win," she says. "But I also hope they ...Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Patriots On FireDec 11Episode 235: Antonio Pierce breaks down whether the Patriots offense is unstoppable. Pierre Garcon joins NFL32 to discuss who is the best wide receiver in the NFC East.
Brent Attends Memorial ServiceDec 11Josh Brent, the player charged with intoxication manslaughter in the one-car accident that killed Jerry Brown, paid his respects at a private memorial on Tuesday.
Should Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant play?Dec 11Who should decide if Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant plays with his injured finger? Charlie Casserly explains what process the Cowboys need to go through to decide if their star receiver suits up on Sunday.
Maclin on Foles: 'I think he has a bright future'Dec 11Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin expresses his satisfaction with QB Nick Foles, while Foles says consistency is the key to winning two consecutive games. Rebecca Haarlow has more.