Thursday, April 4, 2013
Breakfast links: Redskins add depth at QB
By Dan Graziano
Good Thursday morning to you all. Here are some links.
The Redskins signed two quarterbacks Wednesday -- former West Virginia read-option quarterback Pat White, who's been out of football and suing the NFL for the past couple of years, and perennial backup Rex Grossman. With starting quarterback Robert Griffin III recovering from knee surgery, the Redskins need bodies at the position for the offseason program and likely training camp.
The Washington Post ponders what role White might play with the Redskins. I have to think the point here is that he can run read-option stuff in the preseason while Griffin gets healthy so that the other aspects of that part of the Redskins' offense don't get rusty while they wait for Griffin's return.
DeMarcus Ware says he has faith that Tony Romo is the quarterback who can take the Cowboys where they need to go, and he believes Romo deserves the contract extension he got last week. Say what you want about the Cowboys, but there hasn't been a whole lot of locker-room discord over the past couple of seasons.
You can expect the Cowboys to look for a running back in the latter rounds of the draft later this month. Also in that notebook, word that they re-signed wide receiver Anthony Armstrong, who was cut last week for cap room prior to the Romo extension.
New York Giants
The Giants apparently love them some former Eagles defensive tackles. A few weeks after signing Cullen Jenkins, they have added Mike Patterson, a former Eagles starter who underwent brain surgery last offseason.
Former Giants wide receiver Domenik Hixon signed with Carolina, but the Giants are already at work on a plan to replace him. They're looking at former Patriots receiver (and emergency defensive back) Julian Edeleman. He could also help in the return game.
The Eagles had a lot of top draft prospects in for visits Wednesday, and while we don't like to read too much into the visits because every team gets 30 of them and most teams only have seven draft picks (the Eagles have nine), Reuben Frank thinks it's likely that one of the players the Eagles had in Wednesday will turn out to be their pick at No. 4 in the first round of the draft three weeks from tonight.
DeSean Jackson believes he can accomplish great things in the Eagles' offense with Chip Kelly as its new coach.