– There are a few more additions to the NFC East injury roundup. Guard/Center Bill Nagy has a high ankle sprain. He’s not going to practice again “anytime soon.” The Cowboys are already down a starting guard in Mackenzy Bernadeau, and were already very thin as far as OL depth goes. Nagy was going to be competition for Phil Costa at center, and failing that, he’d at least serve as depth at guard.
– Giants safety Tyler Sash was suspended for testing positive for a banned substance. He’ll miss the first four games of the season. “Deon Grant, Jerry Reese is on Line 1.”
– Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News said that he would trade Miles Austin straight up for Mike Wallace.
Rick Gosselin: I’d trade Miles Austin for Mike Wallace straight up right now. Wallace is younger, faster and, lately, far more dynamic. But the Steelers wouldn’t make that trade. Stop it with the Felix Jones talk. Do you think a Super Bowl contender like the Steelers would trade their best offensive weapon to the Cowboys for a backup running back? C’mon, be realistic with all these trade talks. To get something you have to give something. No collection of backup players is going to land a Pro Bowl wide receiver.
Ignoring contract details and simply looking at the production of both players over their careers thus far, I figured that to be kind of a “No shit, Sherlock” kind of statement (no offense, Gosselin… you’re my boy). But it kind of upset some Cowboys fans. Miles Austin has been in the league 6 years. Mike Wallace has been in the league for 3. Austin has just 88 more career receiving yards. As Gosselin notes correctly, “Wallace is younger, faster and, lately, far more dynamic.” I would also like to add that he has never missed a game, while Austin has struggled staying healthy his entire career. I like Miles Austin… a lot… but there’s really no debate here… Right?
– Apparently, Trent Williams is killing it at Redskins camp, per Dan Graziano. A sampling of some RDEs/ROLBs the Redskins’ LT will face this season: Adrian Clayborn (7.5 sacks, 3 FF), John Abraham (9.5 sacks, 4 FF), Jared Allen (22 sacks, 4 FF), Jason Pierre-Paul x2 (16.5 sacks, 2 FF), James Harrison (9 sacks, 2 FF), Charles Johnson (9 sacks, 1 FF), Trent Cole x2 (11 sacks, 1 FF), and DeMarcus Ware x2 (19.5 sacks, 2 FF). The Redskins need him, badly, to play this season like the star he can be. Great sign for Skins fans.
– I’ll be back at Eagles camp this afternoon and for the rest of the week. Apologies to my Cows/Skins/Giants readers for the minimal coverage over the last week or so. I’ll be at Giants camp next week, and should have a similar level of coverage of them as I’ve had here for the Eagles, and it should even out a bit across the 4 teams as we get into the preseason games.