NFC East news: Philadelphia Eagles rivals dealing with roster concerns

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It’s been a busy camp for each of the Philadelphia Eagles’ rivals.

As NFL training camps continue in 2020, each of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ NFC East rivals are dealing with their share of roster concerns. The late start to the 2020 offseason schedule may have delayed the inevitable, but the injury bug has built a nest in the camps of quite a few teams. for certain teams.

Just this week, we’ve seen season-ending injuries that have befallen several players, one of the most notable being that of one of the Dallas Cowboys’ prized offseason acquisitions, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

McCoy was one of those signings that created waves all over the NFL landscape. The 32-year-old three-time First-team All-Pro suffered a ruptured right quad tendon during the team’s first official practice of 2020 and was released by the organization via an injury settlement several days later. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was among the first to report the news.

The unfortunate news for Dallas came just days after signing veteran free agent edge rusher Everson Griffen. The former Minnesota Viking will need to be a stabilizing presence for a Cowboys’ defensive line that is attempting to replace the production of not only McCoy, but of recently departed edge rusher Robert Quinn.

The latter signed a five-year, $70 million deal with the Chicago Bears after playing in Dallas for one season, a season in which he led the team with 11.5 sacks. How good is that Bears defense going to be? Let’s take a look at what’s been going on with those other Eagles rivals.