Around the NFC East: Media Links Roundup

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Around the NFC East: Media Links Roundup

The following is a collection of news stories (LINKS)  from the four teams in the NFC East. To visit the link just simply click the first part of each listing (Links will be underlined). This posting is an easy way to see what’s going on around the NFC East without having to follow other teams beat writers to stay informed. Enjoy!

Around the NFC EastNew York Giants News

Charles Way named head of NFL’s Player Engagement Department

Charles Way will join the NFL office as the head of its Player Engagement Department

Big Blue Morning: Left defensive end – NFC East Blog – ESPN
But what about the other defensive end spot? The one Justin Tuck used to play? Tuck is an Oakland Raider now, and the competition for the starting spot opposite Pierre-Paul is wide open. The candidates are veteran Mathias Kiwanuka, free-agent signee Robert Ayers and 2013 third-round pick Damontre Moore.

New York Giants see more focused Rueben Randle – ESPN

“Intelligence, he’s got that,” Giants wide receivers coach Sean Ryan said last week. “For me, the battle with him is consistency, and I think he’s addressed it in this offseason in the way he approaches his job. I’ve seen a difference in his seriousness towards his work. This spring, I thought he was locked in. I thought he did a good job learning the new offense. Like I said, he’s got some football intelligence to him. Things come to him. He sees things pretty well. But I thought he really worked hard at being locked into the meetings and on the field as well. I noticed a difference in him.”

20 Questions in 20 Days: Starting DE?
Our 20 questions in 20 days series features staff writers answers pressing questions heading into Training Camp

Which Giant is next Face of the Franchise?
In an article posted to this week, Brooks names Giants Pro Bowl Safety Antrel Rolle as the next face of the franchise.   “The Pro Bowl selection has become the defensive leader of the G-Men by being a consistent performer in the backend. He led the team in tackles one season ago while also notching six interceptions and two sacks.”

Around the NFC EastPhiladelphia Eagles News

Eagles Announce Training Camp Dates
The Philadelphia Eagles announced their training camp schedule today, which begins with all players reporting to the NovaCare Complex on Friday, July 25. This year’s training camp features three open practices, including one on Sunday, August 10 at historic Franklin Field, the home of the Eagles from 1958-70.

Philadelphia Eagles: Todd Herremans
Latest News for Todd Herremans, Bio, Stats, Injury Reports, Photos, Video Highlights, and Game Logs for Philadelphia Eagles Guard Todd Herremans

Eagles Hopeful Safety In Solid Shape
It isn’t like the Eagles have ignored the deep secondary for all of these years. They’ve used high draft picks. They’ve added pieces in free agency. They’ve mixed and matched and paired player combinations. And yet the safety spots have largely been patchwork, although to be fair it’s worth noting that Nate Allen has started 54 games in four seasons, lending some stability to the position. Otherwise, the names have come and gone.

Five Things To Watch: Games 1-4
When the 2014 NFL schedule was released in April, many Eagles fans were excited to see the Jaguars as the first opponent to come to Lincoln Financial Field, feeling like it would be a great opportunity for the Eagles to get things started on the right foot. It’s hard to fault fans for thinking that way, as Jacksonville hasn’t finished a season with a winning record since 2007. Head coach Gus Bradley’s team won just four games in 2013, but all four wins came in the second half of the season, which included a three-game winning streak.

Chip Kelly not like Fred Flintstone – NFC East Blog – ESPN
“I mean, I’ll go home and see my family and spend some time with them, but I mean, I don’t look at this as I need a break from what we’ve just done,” Kelly told reporters. “I mean, this is our life choice and we enjoy it, so it’s not like I can’t wait for — this isn’t like Fred Flintstone with the Yabba Dabba Doo and we’re trying to get out of work. It’s another day, and we’ll finish up with some different things before we get some time off. But I think anybody that’s in our situation that coaches isn’t like, I can’t wait to get out of there. I think most of them can’t wait to get back in there.”

Philadelphia Eagles looking for a No. 1 kick returner – ESPN

Training camp is slightly more than three weeks away and the Philadelphia Eagles don’t have a No. 1 kick returner. Actually, they’re not

 Issues raised by Lane Johnson PED report – NFC East Blog – ESPN

Was that physical transformation natural or the result of performance-enhancing drugs? This is more than a theoretical matter for the Eagles. They drafted Johnson based on his size and his physical skills. At the scouting combine last year, Johnson ran a 4.75-yard 40-yard dash, an excellent time for a man of his size. The Eagles drafted him fourth, which meant a contract worth almost $20 million, including a signing bonus of $12 million.

Around the NFC EastDallas Cowboys News

Cowboys resurrecting the fullback position | Dallas Cowboys | Latest news and video on the Da…
The team carried four tight ends last season.

Dcallas Cowboys keep filling holes; one more left? – ESPN Dallas

IRVING, Texas – When Jason Garrett said goodbye to us all after the Dallas Cowboys’ minicamp ended on June 19, he was asked about the stat

What QB tier is Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo on? – ESPN Dallas

IRVING, Texas — When it comes to ranking quarterbacks, the debates can be endless and sometimes pointless, but Mike Sando took the question to people

NFL Insiders Rate Tony Romo Tied For Eighth Best Quarterback In The League – Blogging The Boys

ESPN talked to 26 NFL insiders and asked them to rate all the starting QBs in the league. See what they had to say about Tony Romo.

Fox Sports: Cowboys Among Most Liked Teams; Eagles & Redskins Most Disliked; Nobody Cares About Giants – Blogging The Boys

Fox Sports came up with a “Likability” power ranking for NFL teams. Lots of people like the Cowboys, everybody hates the Eagles and Redskins, and nobody cares about the Giants either way.

For long snappers, going unnoticed usually means perfection | Dallas Cowboys | Latest news an…

The Dallas Cowboys have two on their roster, veteran L.P. Ladouceur and rookie Casey Kreiter. When the team gathers in Oxnard, Calif., for the start of training camp July 22, the snappers will likely go unnoticed by the fans.

Cowboys trade for Ravens’ retired linebacker Rolando McClain | Shutdown Corner – Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Baltimore Ravens’ Ronaldo McClain, who sat out the 2013 NFL season, to the Dallas Cowboys along with a swap of draft picks.

Around the NFC EastWashington Redskins News

Chris Samuels Named Best Pick Of 2000 NFL Draft
With six Pro Bowls and multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons happening under his protection, Redskins legend Chris Samuels was named best pick of the 2000 NFL Draft.

Will Roy Helu Jr. play the role of third-down back for Redskins?

Jordan Reed working hard – Washington Redskins Blog – ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim talks about tight end Jordan Reed’s work ethic and intent on improving.

Redskins’ Andre Roberts coming to terms with reduced role | Comcast SportsNet Washington

RGIII Jumps Hurdle, Hits Trash Can with Football, Squats a lot of Weight (Video) « CBS DC

RGIII has been posting videos of him jumping over hurdles, then launching footballs at targets, and later lifting large amounts of weight with his shoulders. Watch them here.

Washinton Redskins something to prove: G Josh LeRibeus – ESPN

We will be featuring a different Washington Redskins player each day on this list, staying away from rookies or some second-year players still finding

RFK Stadium deserves one more Redskins game

The importance of letting Robert Griffin III make changes at the line


Just What Does DeSean Jackson Bring to the Redskins Offense? –

Washington Redskins’ Morgan Moses focused on staying low – ESPN

Morgan Moses knew what he had to do shortly after arriving in Washington. And the point was driven home whenever he faced the veterans. The 6-foot-8

Joe Gibbs: Redskins Team Name Is ‘Prideful’ « CBS DC

Count former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs among those who has no problem with the team’s name.

The Washington Redskins and a Manufactured Fight Over Honor and Racism –

Redskins like Trent Murphy’s flexibility, athleticism | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Around the NFC EastNFL News From Around the League

Proposing The Optimal Contract Structure Technique – Over the Cap

Shawne Merriman takes us to NFC East summer school – NFL Videos

Most important player in the NFC East? – NFL Videos

Warren Sapp Stiffs Waitress For Calling Him And His Friends “Boys”
Pictures of restaurant bills showing rich and famous people to be terrible tippers are often hoaxes, but here’s one left by Warren Sap that we know for sure is real, because Sapp himself admitted to stiffing the waitress.

Making The Leap, No. 7: Broncos’ Montee Ball –
The Denver Broncos have installed Montee Ball as their starting running back entering the 2014 season. The Around The League team believes the second-year player will seize the opportunity.

Five takeaways from ‘The Top 100 Players of 2014’ –
Players 11 through 20 were revealed on Wednesday night’s episode on “The Top 100 Players of 2014,” including J.J. Watt and Marshawn Lynch. Who do we think will fall on the list next year?

Chris Johnson doesn’t expect to be part of time share –
Chris Johnson doesn’t put much stock in the talk the New York Jets will use a backfield-by-committee approach this season. Johnson told Around The League all he needs is an opportunity.

Kiko Alonso suffers torn ACL, likely to miss Bills’ season –
The Buffalo Bills’ defense took a major blow Wednesday when the team announced Kiko Alonso likely will miss the 2014 season because of a torn left ACL.

Jimmy Graham deemed tight end in system arbitration –
The decision in Jimmy Graham’s system arbitration is out: the New Orleans Saints player is, in fact, a tight end.

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