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NFC East News and Rumors
When I noticed earlier today that the younger brother of Giants coach Tom Coughlin recently had died, I added the item to the list of stories to get posted at some point in the near future. When I noticed tonight the circumstances, the story shot to the…Share Tweet
nytimes.com Sep 18, 2013The Giants’ defensive end says he is still rounding into form following back surgery that kept him from practicing until a week before the season opener.Share Tweetdeadspin.com Sep 18, 2013ESPN's Rick Reilly just published a column about the controversy over the racist nickname of the Washington Redskins in which, after consulting a few Native Americans, he compares those who'd like the team to change its nickname to those who originally …Share Tweet
Redskins injury report: Meriweather limitedASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather passed his concussion tests and took part in some drills during practice Wednesday. He will continue to be monitored daily to make sure no symptoms arise. Meriweather was knocked from…Share TweetEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants' pass rush is not performing to its own expectations, and the man most responsible for fixing that problem is well aware. "I know I'm not doing a bad job," defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said Wedne…Share TweetTwo of the Dallas Cowboys' biggest playmakers are dealing with injuries heading into the Week 3 contest with the St. Louis Rams.Share TweetRobert Griffin III hopes to run more for the Washington Redskins.Share TweetAs Eagles coach Chip Kelly tries to maximize the performance of his no-huddle, hurry-up offense, he needs maximum cooperation from his players. So far, he’s not getting it. Before Sunday’s unexpected loss to the Chargers, Sal Paolantonio of ESPN reporte…Share Tweet
DeMarcus Ware is limited in practiceIRVING, Texas -- Cowboys starting defensive end DeMarcus Ware was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday because of a neck stinger. Ware suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter of Dallas' loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Ware did…Share TweetIRVING, Texas -- When Anthony Spencer underwent left knee surgery July 25, there was a thought he would miss two to four weeks with a goal of playing in one preseason game and at least participating in the regular-season opener against the New York Gian…Share TweetIf you live in the greater Charlotte area, and have ever played safety or cornerback, it might be worth buying a ticket to Sunday’s game against the Giants. You might get pulled out of the stands and asked to play. The Panthers were without cornerbacks …Share TweetIt’s been a busy week for fines around the NFL and Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been added to the list of players punished for hits last weekend. Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Meriweather has been fined $42,000 for a helmet-t…Share TweetEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As they look for reasons to explain their 0-2 start to the season, the New York Giants won't find any excuses on their injury report. Wednesday's listed just two players -- offensive lineman David Diehl, who remains out with a t…Share TweetIt has been a while, but Philip Rivers has been named AFC offensive player of the week again. Last honored in 2008, Rivers won the weekly award for his 419-yard strafing of the Eagles last week. He completed 36-of-47 passes, with three touchdowns and no…Share TweetA weekly analysis of the New York Giants' quarterback play. Rewind: After throwing three interceptions in the season-opening loss to the Cowboys, Eli Manning topped that with four in the Week 2 defeat by the Broncos. So while he's second in the league b…Share TweetA weekly analysis of the Cowboys’ quarterback play: Rewind: Tony Romo completed 30 of 42 passes for 298 yards in the Cowboys’ 17-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2 with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant, who had 141 receiving yards for the …Share TweetA weekly analysis of the Eagles' quarterback play. Rewind: Michael Vick had a truly stellar game against the San Diego Chargers: 23-for-36, 428 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions. The scary thing is how much better it could have been. Vick had on…Share Tweet
Limited preseason work hurt Alfred MorrisASHBURN, Va. -- Alfred Morris understood what the Redskins staff was doing; the running back just isn’t sure it worked for him. And it turns out that quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn’t the only Washington offensive player knocking off the rust. Morri…Share Tweet
Brandon Flowers questionable for matchup with EaglesThe Chiefs are headed to Philadelphia for a date with the Eagles on Thursday night and they’re not sure whether their top cornerback will be able to help them try to win it. Brandon Flowers is listed as questionable on the injury report for the game aft…Share TweetWashington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said Wednesday he doesn't believe Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson set an unrealistic expectation for other players returning from knee injuries.Share TweetESPN Philadelphia Eagles reporter Phil Sheridan on the team getting ready to face former coach Andy Reid.Share TweetRyan Clady’s season is over. The Broncos have placed Clady, their starting left tackle, on season-ending injured reserve, according to the Denver Post. Clady suffered a Lisfranc foot injury in Sunday’s win over the Giants, and after having it checked ou…Share Tweet
With Carmichael, Eagles add depth at CBPHILADELPHIA -- It is hard enough to fix a secondary in six months, as the Eagles have proven the hard way. It is impossible to fix one in the three days between Sunday's 33-30 loss to San Diego and Thursday night's matchup with Alex Smith and Dwayne Bo…Share Tweet
Redskins film review: Defense1. For whatever reason, linebacker London Fletcher is getting blocked more than it seemed he did a year ago. Is that a function of him (finally) showing his age and not being able to get off blocks? Anything that goes wrong with Fletcher will be painted…Share Tweet
Eagles use short-term IR spot on Brandon HughesThe Eagles are hurting for secondary help, and made a move Wednesday to address it. The team announced it was using its short-term injured reserve spot on cornerback Brandon Hughes, and filling his roster spot by signing Roc Carmichael off the Texans’ p…Share Tweet
Victor Cruz declares Giants’ first must-win weekTaking a break from a promotional appearance, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz declared this a must-win week. (Checks calendar. Yep, still September). Of course, there’s a natural urgency on both sides in a meeting between the 0-2 Giants and the 0-2 Pan…Share TweetThe San Diego Chargers signed former Buffalo Bills cornerback Crezdon Butler Tuesday and waived defensive tackle Drake Nevis. Butler has played for the Bills, Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers after being selected by Pittsbu…Share Tweet
The Boys Episode 3Sep 18ESPNDALLAS.com's Calvin Watkins previews the Cowboys week 3 clash with the Rams.
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III: Running can be a spark for our teamSep 18Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks about choosing the right times to run with the ball and addresses wide receiver Pierre Garcon's comments on Griffin's knee.
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan: Maybe I can wear the knee braceSep 18Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan addresses the media on the status of quarterback Robert Griffin III, and even gives a funny suggestion on what may alleviate the QB's knee issues.
Hispanic Heritage Month: Victor CruzSep 18Giants WR Victor Cruz talks about his Puerto Rican heritage, salsa dancing and Latino pride.