Friday, February 8, 2013
Breakfast links: Giants to bring back Bennett?
By Dan Graziano
CSN Washington is taking a look at unsung heroes from the Redskins' division championship season, and this latest installment looks at right guard Chris Chester. Indeed, Chester had a strong season at right guard and was one of the pleasant surprises on the offensive line.
Dan Steinberg dug into the Redskins' ticket-price increases and, not surprisingly, found some things that are making some fans a lot more unhappy than the team's initial announcement claimed they would be about this.
New York Giants
A day after cutting defensive tackle Chris Canty, the Giants announced that they re-signed defensive tackle Shaun Rogers. He impressed coaches and teammates in training camp last year but missed the season due to a blood clot in his leg. It's possible he could function as a Canty replacement at low cost, if he can stay healthy and play the way he looked in the preseason last year.
Ohm believes the Giants will make a push to re-sign tight end Martellus Bennett, which is not a big surprise nor a bad idea for them. The only potential issue is that, since he played well for them and looks more appealing now than he did at the end of his time in Dallas, they might not be able to get him as cheaply as they did a year ago.
Expect some changes for the Cowboys at running back this year, as Nick Eatman writes. And while he's right that they're not looking for a starter because they like DeMarco Murray for that role, it's not ridiculous to think they might look for someone who can share the starter's load with Murray and possibly help keep him healthier.
This is likely nothing, but if you're the Cowboys or one of their fans, you may want to see if Dirk Nowitzki is willing to hang a Tony Romo jersey in his locker next year.
Sheil Kapadia has the full breakdown here of new Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis. Lots of interesting information, including something we'll get into later today about whether he's a 4-3 guy or a 3-4 guy or something in between.
It appears as though Alabama offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland will be joining the Eagles' coaching staff in the same role.