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Around the NFC East, 2/20: Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory suspended four games

News, notes and nuggets from around SB Nation's other NFC East websites.

Randy Gregory (left) has been suspended by the NFL.
Randy Gregory (left) has been suspended by the NFL.
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With another busy week in the books, let's take a look at the NFC East to see what Big Blue's rivals are up to through our SB Nation NFL affiliates.

The Top Story

Randy Gregory suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy

According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Gregory has failed four drug tests, per NFL policy. The Cowboys selected Gregory, once considered a top prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft, in the second round with the 60th overall pick. Gregory made just 11 combined tackles and had no sacks in 12 games during his rookie season.

Redskins Headlines

Redskins have the hardest schedule next year of NFC East teams

In terms of strength of schedule, the Washington Redskins have the hardest slate to go through in 2016. The Redskins are in the middle of the pack -- 17th to be exact -- in strength of schedule, but the other three NFC East teams -- the Giants, Eagles, and Cowboys -- each are in the top seven easiest schedules for next season. The Giants, according to the numbers, have the second easiest schedule in the entire NFL, behind only the Green Bay Packers. Last year, the Redskins had the fifth easiest schedule on their way to the NFC East division title.

Who will the Redskins bring in to eventually replace Pierre Garcon?

The veteran wide receiver is slated to make more than $10 million this season, and due to his age and lack of production in recent years, suggestions are that he might be cut from the team. Mark Tyler takes a look at the free agent and NFL Draft options the Redskins could look at to replace Garcon.

Kirk Cousins and the Redskins headed toward a stalemate?

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Redskins, and quarterback Kirk Cousins broke off contract talks, yet some reports dismiss that notion. Whatever the case may be, Cousins is searching for a huge contract this off-season. Only time will tell if the Redskins offer it to him.

Eagles Headlines

Howie Roseman wants Sam Bradford back in Philadelphia, too

Last week, the focus of our Around the NFC East update was that new Eagles head coach Doug Pederson motioned to bring free agent quarterback Sam Bradford back into the fold in Philadelphia. This week, executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said on the team's official podcast that the Eagles would like to bring back Bradford.

Pro Football Focus suggests the Eagles should target Marvin Jones in free agency

Jones, one of the top wide receivers on the free-agent market this offseason, will garner a high price, but PFF points to the lack of consistency in the Philadelphia receiving corps as a major reason why the Eagles should seal a deal with the Bengals free agent wideout. Check out our breakdown of Marvin Jones for more information.

Eagles sign four new players, including a quarterback and two tall receivers

Philadelphia made four minor additions to the 90-man roster on Thursday. The team signed quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, cornerback Aaron Grymes and wide receivers Seantavious Jones and Xavier Rush.

Cowboys Headlines

Where will Dallas spend in free agency?

Many of the suggestions are centered around the defensive line and cornerback, also two areas of concern for the Giants, and an interesting backup quarterback candidate.

Cowboys set to open new practice facility

According to reports, the team's locker room will have custom-designed lockers, there will be a restaurant for all employees, and the area that will be set aside for rehabilitation will have one of the largest hot tubs ever built.

Take a look back to the days of Lee Roy Jordan

Long before Sean Lee, there was Lee Roy Jordan. One of the most imposing linebackers to ever play the game, Jordan leads the Cowboys franchise in total tackles and one of the signature pieces of the Doomsday Defense created by former Dallas head coach Tom Landry.

Draft Previews

Each blog has put together NFL Draft profiles of some of the top prospects in this year's installment. Here are some of the most recent ones that you should check out.

Bleeding Green Nation has a profile of Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller, one of the most dynamic deep threats in the class. However, his size and inability to consistently catch the ball are what likely make him a Day 2 option in the NFL Draft.

Blogging the Boys hits the film room for a review of Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson. The 325-pound New Jersey native is a 1-technique anchor on the defensive line and is projected to be available in the second round.

Hogs Haven takes a look at a teammate of Fuller's, Notre Dame running back C.J. Prosise, as well as Alabama middle linebacker Reggie Ragland and Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman.