Breakfast links: Will Giants add linebacker?

April, 30, 2013
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Settling now into a post-draft normality. We'll do our regular chat today. I think we have Power Rankings, too. So it's more like a Tuesday you're used to. One thing that's always constant, though, is the links post.

New York Giants

Giants GM Jerry Reese says there's no bad blood or hard feelings between the team and wide receiver Victor Cruz regarding Cruz's current contract dispute. It's just business, Reese says, and there's nothing in his history to indicate he doesn't mean it. It will be interesting to see whether the situation can get resolved without any hard feelings surfacing.

Ed Valentine continues to hope that the Giants find linebacker help on what remains of the free-agent market after not drafting a linebacker with any of their picks. They could add a veteran, I guess, but I wouldn't be surprised if they think they're OK at the position. They don't tend to place much value on it.

Philadelphia Eagles

Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet was not drafted, which was something of a surprise, but he did sign as an undrafted free agent with the Eagles. It's not a position at which the Eagles appear to have a need, but you never know at running back when an injury's around the corner or when opportunity might present itself. He's someone on whom it's worth keeping an eye.

Fifth-round safety Earl Wolff could push for playing time in the Eagles' secondary this year, as the picture there is muddled at best. It doesn't sound as though Wolff was the Eagles' first choice among safeties in this year's draft, but he's someone they liked well enough to take a fifth-round flyer on.

Washington Redskins

E.J. Biggers, whom the Redskins signed in March to play cornerback, is a fan of David Amerson, whom the Redskins drafted in the second round last week to play cornerback. Biggers doesn't know Amerson, but he says he watches a lot of college football and enjoyed Amerson's 13-interception season in 2011.

On that note, Mike Jones looks at which Redskins veterans could see their jobs or playing time threatened by the incoming rookies, including Biggers and some of the backup running backs.

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys said they didn't need to address the defensive line in the draft because they already considered it a team strength. Todd Archer examines whether they're correct about that. I think the concern is the depth behind the starters, but if Jay Ratliff can stay healthy the starting four look very good.

Undrafted linebacker Brandon Magee is going to be a real threat to make the roster, especially after the Cowboys committed $70,000 to sign him. That's more than any seventh-round pick got to sign in 2012.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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