What’s happening in the NFC East

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North and NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

As I said last week, I’m going to be covering the NFC East.  And let me just start by saying when it comes to rivalries, the NFC East is the best.

The AFC North is close, but the NFC East takes the cake.  I have never seen four fan bases go so hard on each other all the time.  It’s the best thing next to the Michigan/Ohio State rivalry in my mind.

This week, I’m going to check out what’s going on with each team and what they’ve got coming up for their next preseason game!

  •  New York Giants:  Big news that broke yesterday was that their newly acquired wide receiver, Golden Tate is going to in fact be suspended for 4 games at the start of the season for a PED violation.  Because of fertility treatments. (I may get more in-depth in another article.  Because that moves me.)  On a lighter note, cornerback Deandre Baker had an MRI that confirmed a knee sprain.  He tweaked it at practice on Saturday.  As of now, he’s day to day, but they’re still expecting him to start the season against the Cowboys.   They take on the Bears on Friday.

  • Dallas Cowboys:  It’s been all quiet on the NFC East’s western front.  I’m just kidding!  First running back Ezekiel Elliot sits out, then quarterback Dak Prescott is shooting his shot when it comes to his contract. Now, while there’s still time left on his rookie deal, he’ll still probably have to do everything up to and including having a come from behind win over the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl to earn a $40 million contract. But… stranger things have happened. They will face the Rams this Saturday, each team is coming off of a loss.

 

  • Washington Redskins: There’s a lot of trade talk going on regarding offensive tackle Trent Williams and rookie QB Dwayne Haskins is showing improvement. All of those are good things. And while they’re important, I felt like highlighting something else. CB Josh Norman, along with New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis, helped pay the bail for a young man who was jailed for reading a poem that was critical of immigration at a public meeting. While it’s a controversial subject, I still think it’s worthwhile pointing out when players are doing something good to help the community.

  • Philadelphia Eagles: So, forgive me again. The update that I have regarding the Eagles is not player focused but team focused. The team recently opened a sensory room at Lincoln Financial Field for the younger fans with autism. How cool is that? While games can be full-on sensory overload for a regular functioning individual, its great that the Eagles have partnered with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in creating this room. The Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffery Lurie has a younger brother with autism, so it hits home for him. This room shows the Eagles commitment to creating a great game day experience for all fans! The Eagles will travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars this Thursday!

 

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