• The Redskins signed a pair of QBs, Rex Grossman and Pat White. Here’s what their depth chart looks like at QB now:
I’m somewhat surprised Grossman landed back with the Skins to be the 3. People like to goof on Rexy, but at the very least, he’s a legitimate 2. Perhaps he thinks he could beat out Kirk Cousins for a starting job to begin the season if RG3 isn’t ready to go? I can’t see that happening, but maybe Rex does. Still, I would have expected him to land with a team that doesn’t have a competent 2. From the Skins’ perspective, it makes all the sense in the world, for all the reasons noted by CSN Washington’s Rich Tandler here.
White seems like a pure camp body to me, but one who serves a fairly obvious purpose. He can play the RG3 role in practice while the golden child heals, and the rest of the offense will still be able to practice with a speedy QB.
Here was White’s last play as a pro back in 2009:
• The Giants signed Mike Patterson. This is a great move if Patt can stay healthy. I broke down Patt’s play against the Giants Week 11 in 2011. He dominated. It’s pretty clear to see why the Giants like him.
• Victor Cruz is reportedly looking for $10-11 million per year. I like Cruz as a player a lot, but good luck with all that, Vic.
• My buddy Lars aggregated 22 different mock drafts to see how many times one of the “Big 5″ OL prospects would make it to the Cowboys at 18. Good stuff. A few weeks ago, I noted the 17 teams drafting before the Cowboys, and whether or not I thought they could be shopping for OL help. Here’s what I came up with:
- Chiefs: Yes.
- Jaguars: I would think no.
- Raiders: Leaning toward no.
- Eagles: Yes.
- Lions: Yes.
- Browns: No.
- Cardinals: Hell yes.
- Bills: Tackle, no. Guard, maybe.
- Jets: Leaning toward no.
- Titans: Yes.
- Chargers: Yes.
- Dolphins: Yes.
- Buccaneers: No.
- Panthers: Yes.
- Saints: Yes.
- Rams: Yes.
- Steelers: No.
• The Eagles have hosted pretty much hosted every name you’ve heard at the top of mock drafts / draft boards. An abnormal number of them were in the building on Wednesday.
NFC East preseason schedule: