Doug Pederson: DeSean Jackson is still rehabbing. Going to do more this week. “We’ll see.”
Other beat writers reported the Eagles will try to push DJax a little more this week and see how it goes. For what it's worth, McLane reads into all of this as Jackson is unlikely for Sunday’s game at the Vikings.
Ron Rivera: "I had a chance to meet with Alex Smith this week and we had a very honest and real discussion. We decided it would be best for both parties to move on and we will be granting Alex his request to be released. "
It makes financial sense for Washington to move on from Alex Smith, which will save them close to $15 million against the cap. Smith will look to add a veteran presence in a team's locker room in 2021.
It's highly unlikely we'll see a return to prior 2019 form for Ben Roethlisberger, but he remains the starter in Pittsburgh for 2021. Even without JuJu Smith-Schuster if he decides to sign elsewhere, the 39-year old QB does have plenty of surrounding offensive weapons and should be considered a QB2 heading into this season.