Breakfast links: Life after London Fletcher?

March, 8, 2013
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Washington Redskins

While it now appears that inside linebacker London Fletcher will return to the Redskins for the 2013 season, it's still important for the Redskins to be planning for what they'll do when Fletcher is no longer around.

Can Richard Crawford be part of the 2013 answer for the Redskins' secondary. He showed some flashes in 2012, and obviously will be around to help in the return game. But is it possible he could show enough this offseason to earn a significant role in the defense next year? The Redskins' cap concerns means he's likely to at least get an opportunity.

New York Giants

The Giants cleared a good chunk of cap room Thursday with a pay cut for Corey Webster and a restructure for David Baas. But as Ohm Youngmisuk writes, they still have a lot of decisions to make about their own free agents and others in the coming days and weeks.

Some have suggested Manti Te'o for the Giants in the first round, but listening to Tom Coughlin talk doesn't make you feel as though that's something the Giants have any interest in doing.

Dallas Cowboys

The latest in ESPNDallas.com's free agency series looks at the offensive tackle market and the Cowboys' need there, which is significant. I kind of agree with Tim MacMahon here that the Cowboys won't be able to pay for the top guys on the market, and that settling the way they did at guard last year is a recipe for more trouble.

I still don't think the Cowboys plan to trade Anthony Spencer or could find a great deal for him if they wanted to, since whoever acquired him would have to give up a draft pick and then find a way to pay him. But since it's out there, the guys at dallascowboys.com take a look at what he might fetch in a trade. I agree that they'd want more than a third-rounder for him. I don't think they'll find that. Which is why I think he plays for the Cowboys in 2013.

Philadelphia Eagles

Les Bowen reports that the Eagles are indeed interested in Eric Winston, the veteran right tackle cut by Andy Reid and the Chiefs on Wednesday. As I wrote Thursday, they ought to be. Putting Winston at tackle and moving Todd Herremans to guard would give the Eagles a formidable offensive line in 2013, provided everyone else comes back healthy.

The Eagles have more than a mess in the secondary, and Geoff Mosher has a look at how they got there, and what they might be able to do to climb out of it.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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