Breakfast links: Josh Brent is no Hernandez

June, 27, 2013
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Washington Redskins

What did Brian Orakpo do while sitting out nearly all of last season with a pectoral muscle injury? He studied.

Being healthy has made football fun again for Roy Helu. Obviously, if he can stay healthy, that would also help him keep a job as a member of the Redskins' roster.

New York Giants

Tiki Barber says David Wilson is as dynamic a player as the Giants have ever had at running back, which is obviously high praise from someone who played that position for that team and really thinks a lot of himself.

And Justin Tuck hopes the Giants' defense can carry them in 2013. Obviously, Tuck's performance will go a long way toward determining whether that happens. If the Giants get carried anywhere, my money's still on Eli Manning as the guy who does the carrying.

Dallas Cowboys

Tim MacMahon writes, accurately, that it's unfair to criticize the Cowboys for continuing to employ Josh Brent while the Patriots acted swiftly to release Aaron Hernandez. The two situations are not comparable.

The Cowboys' running game will be in focus when training camp begins in Oxnard, Calif., in a few weeks. How does Lance Dunbar factor into the plans?

Philadelphia Eagles

Chip Kelly apologized to the University of Oregon after the NCAA levied penalties against its football program for recruiting violations that occurred during his time as its football coach. Which I guess is nice. I always tell my kids, "It's good that you're sorry, but what's important is not doing it again." I guess now that he's in the NFL, that doesn't apply to Kelly.

The toughest stretch of the Eagles' 2013 schedule could start in Week 4.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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