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Vernon Davis signs with the Redskins
The former Pro Bowl tight end signed a one-year contract with Washington this week. It was Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan who selected Davis as a rookie in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Three seasons ago, Davis had 13 receiving touchdowns for the San Francisco 49ers, but his numbers have dropped dramatically since. Over the last two seasons, Davis has just 640 receiving yards and two touchdowns, including none in all of 2015.
Heisman winner Derrick Henry, formerly of Alabama, is considered one of the best running backs in the draft, but could he be a fit in Washington? Hogs Haven's official podcast, The Audible, takes a look at why the college football star could be a home run in the nation's capital, or why the Redskins have other needs that they can't afford waiting to fill later in the draft.
Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Anquan Boldin could be another veteran added to the core in D.C. The Redskins have DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder at the wide receiver spot but can use another experienced, talented wide receiver to try to put the group over the top. It's the first free agent visit for Boldin, who has more than 13,000 receiving yards during his NFL career.
It's mock draft season, and Hogs Haven took their spin on what the Redskins could do this month in the NFL Draft. After losing Terrence Knighton to the New England Patriots in free agency, defensive tackle could be at the top of the team's list.
The first day of official offseason workouts for the Eagles comes on Monday, April 4. Because the team hired a new head coach, Doug Pederson, Philadelphia can start training camp a few weeks earlier than other teams. All of these workouts are voluntary and focus mainly on strength and conditioning.
Philadelphia signed 24-year-old free agent Ryan Mueller, formerly a linebacker with the San Diego Chargers, to play fullback. This is the third position Mueller, a New Jersey native, will play since his college days at Kansas State, where he played on the defensive line.
According to media outlets, former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly reportedly disregarded potential draft picks in prior years and changed the team's boards completely. However, other reports deny that notion. It's all in the past, so one might wonder who has an ax to potentially grind.
The Cowboys have a very high draft pick in the first round this year and a myriad of players they can consider to use it on. Some of the big names include Myles Jack, Jalen Ramsey, Joey Bosa and Ezekiel Elliott. Some needs for Dallas include defensive end, safety, and quarterback. The track record for Dallas in recent years has been very good, so whoever they select, they will hope can continue the upward trend.
The answer: Not nearly as much as the New York Giants did.
It's a little too early to truly tell, but if Dallas can have it's top players, including Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, fully healthy, they can certainly contend for the division crown in 2016.