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NFC East News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 28, 2013
Tight end Fred Davis won’t be playing like a Jet in 2013. Well, he could be playing like a Jet, but he won’t be a Jet. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Davis has canceled his visit to New York. He has narrowed his choices to the Bills andUpvote Share Tweet
Cowboys’ 2009 draft class is no moreMaybe Cowboys owner Jerry Jones should have fired Cowboys G.M. Jerry Jones, after all. According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, the departure of linebacker Victor Butler closes the books on the team’s 2009 draft class. All 12 players taken that yeUpvote Share TweetWith brothers Peyton and Eli Manning destined to meet once again on the field this year, another set of quarterback brothers could be headed to the NFL. This one, for now, is on track to be more like Carson and Jordan Palmer. Jordan (coincidentally) Rod…Upvote Share TweetNew Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora should still have plenty in the tank, after being a part-time player for the Giants in recent years. But he disputed the notion that he was just a third-down player. “I’m a guy of tremendous pride, and I would hUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 28, 2013As the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo continue to work towards a contract extension, the veteran quarterback has some additional leverage as Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Cowboys are prohibited from using the franchise tag on Romo next …Upvote Share TweetBrigham Young defensive end Ziggy Ansah will take a pre-draft visit to the Eagles, USA Today‘s Lindsay Jones reported Thursday. The Eagles hold the N0. 4 overall pick in April’s draft. Ansah figures a defensive end in a 4-3 front and an outside linebaUpvote Share Tweet
NFC East Thursday roundupSeveral of our division's teams have made moves today that aren't significant enough to warrant their own posts, but I know you guys want to talk about them so I figured I'd throw them all together in a late-afternoon stew of a post and see what you tho…Upvote Share TweetCould the Steelers be zeroing in on a potential lead back? Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com reported Thursday that the Steelers will attempt to sign ex-Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw - assuming they are pleased with the results of a club-administered phUpvote Share Tweet
Darryl Tapp headed to WashingtonThe Redskins are being forced to shop selectively, and they’ve added a guy with some pass-rush potential from within the division. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Eagles defensive end Darryl Tapp has agreed to a one-year deal with the RedskinUpvote Share TweetYes, ladies and gentlemen, Todd McShay's latest mock draft is out and it covers the first two rounds, which means Redskins fans get to play too! Here's what Todd projects, along with my thoughts on his picks for each NFC East team: Philadelphia Eagles 4…Upvote Share TweetA player-for-player NFL deal! The Eagles have traded fullback Stanley Havili to the Colts for defensive lineman Clifton Geathers, the Eagles announced Thursday. The Eagles drafted Havili in the seventh round in 2011. At the time, now-Colts general manag…Upvote Share TweetThe New Orleans Saints announced on Thursday the signing of free agent linebacker Victor Butler to a two-year contract.Upvote Share Tweet
Beathard On The Hiring Of Joe Gibbsredskins.com Mar 28, 2013The Washington Redskins are ramping up preparations for their 81st campaign, looking to defend their NFC East crown after an improbable seven-game winning streak to end the 2012 regular season. Five of those wins came against division foes. Winning a se…Upvote Share Tweet
Redskins are being prudent, pragmaticIf the past three years haven't offered enough proof that Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is making good on his promise to stay out of the way and let Mike Shanahan run the team the way he wants to run it, then surely the past three weeks have. Gla…Upvote Share TweetFormer Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel seems to be generating buzz as a potential first-round pick, but he’s spending his time this week working out for a couple teams who wouldn’t seem likely to take him in the first round. Manuel has a workoutUpvote Share Tweet
Giants keep breaking up the bandNews overnight Wednesday included the official (and long-expected) signing of Osi Umenyiora with the Falcons and the signing of Chase Blackburn with the Panthers. Neither of these New York Giants Super Bowl heroes had been expected back in 2013, and it …Upvote Share Tweet
Houston Remembers MNF Tackle Fondlyredskins.com Mar 28, 2013The Washington Redskins are preparing to kick off their 81st campaign on the heels of one of the most exciting finishes in franchise history. The 2012 NFC East Champs were led by the marvelous play of quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfr…Upvote Share TweetNews Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin, one of the few free agents this year to get good money, would have stayed with the Texans if they’d merely offered him more of it. Barwin said on Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk that, if he’d gotten theUpvote Share TweetThe effort to renovate the Miami Dolphins’ home stadium with public money has sparked a fight between two guys with a lot of it. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and former Eagles owner Norman Braman (pictured), both billionaires, continue to battle over theUpvote Share TweetTim Hightower, a free agent running back who once appeared to have a great deal of potential but hasn’t played since a serious injury a year a half ago, is getting a look from the Giants. Hightower is expected to visit Giants this weekend, Ralph VacchiaUpvote Share Tweet
Breakfast links: Will Eagles go to corner?The NFL draft is exactly four weeks from today. You know what I think about that? I think I'll have some links. Washington Redskins Fred Davis is still trying to scare the Redskins into offering him money they don't have, and this time it's with the hel…Upvote Share Tweet
Inside the Huddle: Movin' and Groovin'Mar 28John Clayton's insightful analysis of the impact all the big free agent moves will have in the NFL next season.
On The Clock: Second Year QBsMar 28Mel Kiper Jr., Chris Mortensen and Trent Dilfer discuss which quarterback entering his second year in the NFL is poised for the greatest success in 2013.
Kirk Cousins talks Griffin injuryMar 28Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins joins "NFL AM" to talk about his alma mater's big tournament matchup, Robert Griffin III's rehab, and a wild photo that caught some attention on social media.
Techin' In With Eli ManningMar 28Katie Linendoll talks with two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning about TV technology, brother Peyton and how the Giants' offense will look in 2013.