Thursday, March 28, 2013
Breakfast links: Will Eagles go to corner?
By Dan Graziano
The NFL draft is exactly four weeks from today. You know what I think about that? I think I'll have some links.
Fred Davis is still trying to scare the Redskins into offering him money they don't have, and this time it's with the help of the New York Jets. He's visiting them this week. Again, if I'm the Redskins I dare Davis to trade Robert Griffin III for Mark Sanchez.
Alfred Morris thinks the volume of knowledge he amassed during his rookie season in Washington will help him avoid a sophomore slump in 2013.
Prior to this week, the only two teams in the NFL who hadn't signed a free agent from someone else's roster were the Cowboys and the Packers. But now it's just the Packers. Dallas cleared enough salary cap room by releasing Anthony Armstrong and restructuring Kyle Orton's contract that they were able to sign deals with linebacker Justin Durant and safety Will Allen. Durant looks like their new starter at strongside linebacker. Allen looks like veteran insurance in case they don't get what they want out of Barry Church or Matt Johnson. Michael Huff, the other safety who visited this week, might have been more of a threat to a starter's job, but he signed with Baltimore instead.
Todd Archer thinks the Cowboys still need to be thinking safety in next month's draft. I agree, since I don't think Church, Johnson or Allen -- let alone all of them -- are sure things. I just think they need to be thinking safety in the second or third rounds, after they've secured a new starting offensive lineman in the first.
New York Giants
Giants GM Jerry Reese went to LSU's pro day, which is interesting because the Giants have shown something of an affinity for LSU guys in recent drafts. Ohm has the rundown on who from that pro day could be of interest to the Giants in the draft.
The Giants announced this week that they would make some alternate-uniform tweaks and wear white pants (instead of gray) for some games this year. Just not when they wear the white jerseys. That'd be too "Clockwork Orange."
Geoff Mosher is picking Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner with the No. 4 pick for the Eagles in his latest mock draft. Calls it a "no-brainer," actually. And I think Milliner will be tempting and would be a fine pick. But given the way that mock draft's first three picks unfolded, I have to believe they'd strongly consider Eric Fisher, and maybe even Geno Smith.
Former Oregon Duck (and current Eagle) Dennis Dixon helped recruit former Ravens teammate Cary Williams to Philadelphia by telling him good things about new Eagles coach Chip Kelly.