Breakfast links: Eagles planning 'track meet'

April, 19, 2013
4/19/13
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Good morning. You have your 2013 schedules. Now, have some links.

Washington Redskins

John Keim takes the Redskins' "Monday Night Football" opener as a sign that the league believes Robert Griffin III will be recovered from offseason knee surgery in time for Week 1.

Outside linebacker isn't an immediate-need position for the Redskins, especially assuming Brian Orakpo returns from his injury. But that doesn't mean the Redskins won't look to address that position in next week's draft as part of a long-range plan.

New York Giants

Cullen Jenkins and the other new Giants are getting the lay of the land at the start of voluntary workouts this week and are excited to be part of their new team.

Part of the message Giants coaches are imparting to players this year is that no team has ever played a Super Bowl in its home stadium and that the Giants should be striving to be the first. I imagine they'll mention this at a Jets practice or two this offseason.

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys' bye week this year will be their latest since the 1990 season. As Todd Archer points out, a later bye can sometimes be a benefit for health reasons as teams and players wear down later in the year.

Charean Williams thinks the Cowboys would be wise to look into drafting a quarterback at some point in this year's draft so they have a young quarterback to groom as Tony Romo's eventual successor.

Philadelphia Eagles

Lots of focus on who's going to play quarterback and what kind of player that quarterback needs to be. But Jeff McLane thinks you should expect Chip Kelly's Eagles offense to feature a lot of running backs LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown.

Another key aspect of that offense will of course be the offensive line, which is working to get healthy and return to its 2011 form in order to help the running backs and quarterbacks succeed.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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