NFC East: Donovan McNab

NFC East links: QB competition in Dallas?

April, 6, 2011
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Dallas Cowboys

ESPNDallas.com continues its Draft Watch series by taking a look at Wisconsin offensive tackle Gabe Carimi.

Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett believes the Cowboys should have an open competition at quarterback between Tony Romo and Jon Kitna.

The Dallas Morning News' Jean-Jacques Taylor believes Cowboys coach Jason Garrett will get at least three years to prove himself to Jerry Jones.

New York Giants

Giants CEO John Mara's request to be taken off a jury for a hearing on a drug trial was denied. He will be a fourth alternate.

Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com takes a look at the Giants draft needs, focusing on wide receiver.

Zach Berman of The Star-Ledger writes the Giants backfield is one of the many remaining questions for New York.

Giants guard Rich Seubert isn't too worried with this lockout business for now, reports Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.

Philadelphia Eagles

Now responsible for his own health insurance payments, Eagles kicker David Akers is paying a steep $2,400 a month, reports Philly.com's Ashley Fox.

Philly.com's Jeff McLane wonders: Is the Eagles' defense too small?

Washington Redskins

Eric Rivera Jr., who is accused of shooting and killing former Redskins star Sean Taylor, wants the media barred from a key hearing.

It's "business as usual" for Redskins season ticket holders if they want to keep their seats. They have until May 1 to pay up.

A fence in front of Donovan McNabb's Washington-area home was destroyed by a hit-and-run driver on Saturday night, reports USA Today's Sean Leahy.

McNabb to the Panthers?

February, 16, 2010
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As we continue to monitor the Donovan McNabb situation in Philly, here's an interesting thought from NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas. Pat thinks there's a chance the Panthers could place the franchise tag on Julius Peppers and then trade him for McNabb. Here's what he wrote in a recent mailbag:

"Despite all the rumors about McNabb, I’m not sure the Eagles will really part ways with him. The guy’s had an incredible career, far better than a lot of Philadelphia fans give him credit for. If the Panthers tag Peppers and the Eagles made McNabb available in a trade, I think that’s something the Panthers would have to consider. But it’s sounding more and more like the Panthers just might let Peppers walk. If that happens, I don’t know that will instantly free up $20 million. I think the Panthers, like a lot of teams, are going to be conservative this year because of the labor situation. Still, somehow, I’d like to see them get a quality quarterback. I think Matt Moore is an option, but he certainly isn’t a sure thing. John Fox needs a sure thing at quarterback."

Would McNabb be excited about the prospect of playing in Charlotte, N.C., for John Fox? Well, I think he'd list the Cardinals and the Vikings ahead of the Panthers on his potential wish list. But this thing isn't even close to being resolved right now.

Forget what I said about the wind

January, 11, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It looks like it's howling down there. We were a little distracted during that drive while trying to find Redskins wide receiver Antwaan Randle El (working for NFL Network) an extra seat.

I know Tom Coughlin hated doing it, but he's brought two kickers to today's game because of the wind. That time, kickoff specialist (for now) Lawrence Tynes only got the ball to the 15-yard line. It's something we'll keep our eye on as the game goes on.

Eagles' first offensive possession: Let's see if Andy Reid tries to establish the running game. First play, he gets Donovan McNabb on the move and has a 9-yard completion to rookie wideout DeSean Jackson. On that first drive, Giants safety Michael Johnson was jamming Jackson at the line of scrimmage. And on second-and-long, Johnson did a great job of covering Brian Westbrook in the open field. It's obvious that a huge part of the Giants' defensive focus is to surround Westbrook at all times.

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