Links: Redskins' Cooley retires, to do radio

July, 17, 2013
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Dallas Cowboys

ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer analyzes defensive tackle Nick Hayden's chances of making the 53-man roster.

The Cowboys worked out quarterbacks Kyle Padron, Chase Clement and Alex Tanney on Tuesday, writes Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com. Dallas is expected to keep just two quarterbacks on the active roster, Tony Romo and Kyle Orton.

Pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware says there is 'no big difference’ in switching to defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin's 4-3 scheme, writes Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.

Bill Parcells says outsiders who criticize Jerry Jones have a distorted view of how the Cowboys' owner and general manager operates, writes Machota. Says Parcells: "I think Jerry is a good businessman and a good listener. What you have to do is make sense to him. You’ve got to make sense to him. If he thinks you’re making sense, he’ll alter his opinion. I enjoyed him. I like him. I like him a lot.”

New York Giants

In a recent radio appearance on Sirius XM, Receiver Victor Cruz said he felt he deserved a better contract than the extension he received from the Giants last week. The Giants’ obligation to Cruz is nearly $46 million for the next six years, as he’s signed through the 2018 season. Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger has more.

Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com continues his position-by-position look at the Giants with a breakdown of the receivers and running backs entering training camp.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles signed 6-8, 335-pound offensive tackle Michael Bamiro, writes Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News. Bamiro, 22, thought he had another year of college eligibility but was denied it by the NCAA. Instead of putting him in last week's supplemental draft, the NFL declared him an immediate free agent.

With the Phillies' playoff hopes fading, Philadelphia sports fans will focus their attention on new coach Chip Kelly and the Eagles, writes Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Washington Redskins

John Keim of the Washington Post continues his position-by-position look at the Redskins’ roster entering training camp with a breakdown of the tight ends.

Tight end Chris Cooley will retire from the NFL and join the Redskins’ radio broadcasts as an analyst. Mark Maske and Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post have the story.

Linebacker Bryan Kehl, a seven-year veteran, knows shining on special teams is the key to winning a roster spot, writes Brian Tinsman of the team's website.

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