NFC East links: RG3's contract status

July, 16, 2012
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Dallas Cowboys

Morris Claiborne, the Cowboys' first-round pick, informs worried Dallas fans: "I'm not holding out."

Outside linebacker Anthony Spencer will most likely play with his current contract, according to his agent, Jordan Woy.

Should Terrell Owens make a return to the Cowboys lineup, there are a few current players who are walking the line on their feelings about the former wide receiver.

Coach Jason Garrett says the Cowboys aim to take advantage of using both tight ends John Phillips and Jason Witten. Garrett tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "There's going to be times when John's going to be blocking. Sometimes Witt's going to be blocking. We are trying to get them enough work in either role so we can be really diverse in our formation use with those guys."

New York Giants

Victor Cruz says he anticipates teammate Hakeem Nicks to return to the field in time for Week 1 against the Cowboys. Meanwhile, Cruz is on a promotional tour for his autobiography, "Out of the Blue."

Expecting to be the Giants' starting cornerback, Terrell Thomas says he's medically cleared for training camp some 11 months after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Philadelphia Eagles

In an era when the window for running backs shuts quickly, will the Eagles limit LeSean McCoy's touches, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Chad Graff asks.

Just a year ago, DeSean Jackson was miserable over his salary and Jeremy Maclin was battling a mysterious ailment. This season the Eagles' wide receivers are a much happier group.

Not only is Andy Reid a mentor, but he's also a realist. Defensive end Jason Babin tells NFL.com's Dan Hanzus that his plan to run with the bulls in Spain was shelved thanks to the Eagles coach.

Washington Redskins

Robert Griffin III continues to pick up supporters along the way, including Redskins legend Sonny Jurgensen. Also, there are still some issues with Griffin's pending contract status.

How much room does Washington having in salary-cap space?

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