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NFC East Notebook, Jan.21: Jeremy Maclin a fit for the Chiefs?

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News and notes from around the division

Patrick McDermott

Here's the latest in the offseason for the NFC East squads.

Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas defense certainly didn't live up to expectations last seasons, and one reason why was the absence of Sean Lee down the stretch. The middle backer sustained a sprained ligament in his neck Week 14 that kept him on the sidelines.

According to the Dallas Morning News, the injury is not expected to require surgery and Lee should be ready for the Cowboys' offseason program.

Also expected to be healthy is Tony Romo, who according to owner Jerry Jones, is recovering well from back surgery. Jones also addressed rumors of the quarterback's weight gain, shooting them down and saying Romo has actually lost pounds.

Philadelphia Eagles

Wide receiver will certainly be an interesting position to watch during the offseason, as both Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper are impending free agents. While Maclin has already stated he's willing to accept a one-year deal to remain in Philly, other teams are expected to show interest.

According to the Kansas City Star, the Kansas City Chiefs are one of those teams. Despite injuries plaguing each of the past two seasons, Maclin is expected to medically cleared for training camp and perhaps a fit with his former coach Andy Reid could be a fit.

Washington Redskins

When the Skins won the NFC East in 2012, their running game was tops in the league. And under new coach Jay Gruden, the team wants to be just as good in 2014.

Offensive coordinator Sean McWay expects the team's running game to be very similar to its current scheme, with the power-running of Alfred Morris, Roy Helu a third-down back and Robert Griffin III using the read-option.