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Checking In On The NFC East

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The recovery and return of Robert Griffin III will impact the entire NFC East. Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images.
The recovery and return of Robert Griffin III will impact the entire NFC East. Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images.

Dallas Cowboys

New York Giants

  • RB Andre Brown switched agents, signing with Drew Rosenhaus. As an unrestricted free agent in 2014, Brown will be looking to make some noise this season in order to land a big payday.
  • Exclusive rights free agent C Jim Cordle re-signed with the Giants to add some depth behind David Baas.
  • Former Giants RB Brandon Jacobs is apparently trying to return to New York, posting a photo on Instagram expressing his interest in a reunion. The team hasn’t ruled out the possibility of his return.
  • Eli Manning and brother Peyton are working out together at Duke University along with Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Louis Murphy. It’s a good sign that Nicks is already active, and Cruz taking snaps with Manning can only be taken as a positive for now.
  • Victor Cruz allegedly told two people that he “plans to stay with the Giants long-term.” The business and marketing potential he has at his disposal with Roc Nation in New York are supposedly playing a large role. While this does little to placate anxious Giants fans, it’s a welcome bit of news in an otherwise quiet situation.

Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Redskins

  • LG Kory Lichtensteiger declared that he’ll be at full strength for the start of the 2013 season, and he’ll also be ready for OTAs. This is a welcome bit of news for the Redskins injury ravaged roster.
  • LB London Fletcher may not be the force he was once, but he will not be asked to restructure the $5.5 million he’s owed in 2013.
  • Reed Doughty said that he’ll “be ready” to participate in OTAs after having surgery on his right toe.
  • NT Chris Baker signed his restricted free agent tender with the Washington Redskins, and he’ll be earning $1.32 million this upcoming season.
  • S Jordan Bernstine, still recovering from a knee injury, is not ready for OTAs yet. After missing nearly his entire rookie year, the Redskins will need all the help they can get in their secondary for 2013.
  • WR Pierre Garcon isn’t sure that he’ll be 100-percent for the upcoming season, but he’ll at least “be healthy enough to play.” Surgery is still a possibility, and Redskins fans have reason enough to be concerned about him.
  • In an interview with ESPN 980 radio, backup QB Rex Grossman said that he expects Robert Griffin III to be ready for the start of the season. Grossman is just another member of the organization giving RGIII his vote of confidence, and it’s a positive sign for the team and their fans.