Afternoon News, Notes: Antrel Rolle, NFC East updates

Antrel Rolle - Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Updates from around the NFC East, including speculation about Antrel Rolle and the Giants.

Would the New York Giants cut safety Antrel Rolle, a move that would save them $7.25 million in salary cap space? NFL.com lists Rolle among potential big-name cap casualties this offseason.

Personally, I find it more likely the Giants will re-negotiate Rolle'c contract, extending him by a year or two rather than cutting him.

NYG Cap Central noted this afternoon that the contracts of tight end Brandon Myers and cornerback Corey Webster are expected to void at the close of business Friday.

Here are some other afternoon NFC East notes.

Dallas Cowboys

The Case For Another Early Offensive Line Pick For The Dallas Cowboys - Blogging The Boys
Would it be wise for Dallas to spend an early pick on the offensive line? Why yes, yes it would. Here's why.

Storylines From The NFL Combine: Cowboys Edition - Blogging The Boys
The Combine is now less than two weeks away. While you are looking at performances in the Underwear Olympics, here are some things Dallas fans might want to look for.

Rod Marinelli gets chance to take over Cowboys' defense: 'He's the best' | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Marinelli tackled this same challenge in 2010. He was the defensive line coach his first season with the Bears, in 2009, before he was elevated to coordinator. In 2010, his first season leading Chicago's defense, the Bears had seven more takeaways and jumped from 16th in the league in total defense (337.8 yards per game) to ninth (314.3). 'You're talking about a defensive coordinator that's phenomenal,' Kansas City coach Andy Reid said of Marinelli last season.

Cowlishaw: Cowboys have a potential 'beast mode' back in DeMarco Murray | Dallas Morning News

George: Jerry Jones will never step down as GM of the Cowboys | Dallas Morning News

Philadelphia Eagles

Jets to go after Eagles' wideout Jeremy Maclin, according to report | NJ.com

2014 NFL Mock Draft: BGN Post-Super Bowl Edition - Bleeding Green Nation

Washington Redskins

Kyle Shanahan: Kirk Cousins is a 'hell of a player' - NFL.com
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Thursday that his former quarterback Kirk Cousins is a "hell of a player." Might Shanahan be interested in trading for the Washington Redskins' backup QB?

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