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The Eagles have renewed their vows with Mike Vick and added a backup with similar skills in Dennis Dixon. While that doesn’t mean Nick Foles is out of new coach Chip Kelly’s plans, the guy who drafted Foles in 2012 could be hoping that Foles will beUpvote Share Tweet
Field turf not an option for FedEx Field next seasonThe playing surface at FedEx Field drew criticism late last season for its poor quality toward the end of the regular season and for the Washington Redskins playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and Seahawks …Upvote Share TweetRICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said Thursday the team isn't considering a new nickname, adding that it's "ludicrous" to suggest that the franchise is trying to upset Native Americans.Upvote Share TweetOn Wednesday, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said that the team didn’t need to decide on the identity of the guy calling the plays on offense until the first preseason game this summer. It was offensive coordinator Bill Callahan’s turn to meet the mediaUpvote Share TweetThe Eagles signed Dennis Dixon to a two-year contract Thursday, reuniting the quarterback with coach Chip Kelly.Upvote Share TweetThere’s been plenty of focus on who will be playing quarterback for the Eagles in Chip Kelly’s first season as head coach, but that’s not the only offensive position impacted by Kelly’s arrival on the sideline. Kelly’s Oregon teams ran the ballUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Feb 14, 2013After another inconsistent season left the Cowboys out of the playoffs again, Jerry Jones has promised big changes. Tom Mantzouranis predicts what Jones may have in mind.Upvote Share TweetThe Washington Redskins have signed nose tackle Ron Brace.Upvote Share TweetMike Westhoff no longer coaches for the Jets and Steve Weatherford no longer punts for the Jets. But Weatherford now kicks for the Giants (he has a Super Bowl ring to prove it), and Weatherford talked recently about his relationship with Westhoff. “IUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Feb 14, 2013Although it is only a little more than a month since Robert Griffin III underwent reconstructive knee surgery, Washington Redskins officials are encouraged enough with his recovery to believe he has a legitimate chance to start in the 2013 opener.Upvote Share Tweet
Thomas Davis offers encouragement to Terrell ThomasThere isn’t much history for Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas to work from. But the one guy who did what he’s trying to do has already served as an inspiration. Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, who played 15 games last year after his third torn ACL,Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Redskins believe RG3 has “legitimate chance” to start openerIt has been a little more than a month since Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had his right ACL and LCL, which is apparently enough time for the Redskins to develop an idea about when Griffin will be ready to start playing games again. Adam Schef…Upvote Share TweetThe Cowboys didn’t want Jimmy Robinson to be their wide receivers coach, but they didn’t want to lose the progress they made with Dez Bryant either. So when Jason Garrett (or whomever it happens to be making Cowboys coaching hires) brought Derek DooleUpvote Share TweetYou guys have good ideas. I should listen to them more. On Twitter this morning, I got this from @wingram_71: how come no one talks about if Garrett "should" give up pay calling? I hope he does. I think he'll be a better leader. We are of cour…Upvote Share Tweet
Breakfast links: Will Giants cut Webster?ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013Washington Redskins People ask why Mike Shanahan keeps indicating the Redskins have a chance to get back their salary cap room when that does not appear to be the case. I do not know why Shanahan keeps saying that, because, like Mark Maske, everything I…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Harvin's Future UnclearFeb 14Episode 269: Mike Hill and Chris Mortensen discuss Percy Harvin's future with the Vikings. Adam Schefter breaks down the chance for Robert Griffin III to return for opening day. The NFL32 crew discuss who should call plays for the Cowboys.
PTI Big Finish February 14thFeb 14PTI runs down Thursday's top stories.
Three's company in PhiladelphiaFeb 14NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports there will be a three-way quarterback competition after the Eagles sign former Oregon Ducks signal-caller Dennis Dixon. Is three a crowd in Philadelphia?
Landscape changing in DallasFeb 14Former New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss the Dallas Cowboys coaching changes.