Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Breakfast links: Redskins' D-line thoughts
By Dan Graziano
As Fantasy Week rolls along, we pause to mine the Internet for non-fantasy football news related to the four NFC East teams. It ain't easy, it's just links.
First-round draft pick Lane Johnson hasn't signed yet, and training camp starts in less than two weeks. It's not super alarming, as Johnson is hardly unique among first-rounders and the issue is the only one there can be these days with these contracts -- offset language. It likely ends up getting resolved in time, but until it does there exists the possibility that Johnson misses some camp time. Which would be unfortunate, if he's to be the starting right tackle as expected.
The running back position figures to be very important in the Eagles' offense this year, so here's a look at some of the issues related to that position, including Felix Jones' chances of making the team and the disappearance of the fullback.
John Keim looks at the Redskins' defensive line, examining (among other things) the importance of Adam Carriker and the extent to which the return of outside linebacker Brian Orakpo should help Stephen Bowen.
Robert Griffin III's popularity continues to grow -- and not always in ways that could be counted as reasonable.
Bryan Broaddus is in a prediction sort of mood, and his latest is that Anthony Spencer will lead the Cowboys in sacks this year.
The folks still suing over the Super Bowl seating fiasco can't do so with class-action status, according to a judge's ruling. But the plaintiffs' attorney says the affected parties will continue to sue.
New York Giants
Fullback Vonta Leach still hasn't signed anywhere, which means the Giants still have hope of bringing him in. Again, if you want to take their continued interest in Leach as a sign that Henry Hynoski is hurt worse than they've let on, you have my permission.
Ralph Vacchiano expects the Hakeem Nicks negotiations to be more complicated than the Victor Cruz negotiations were.