Sunrise in the NFC East: The Division's Top Links on August 28, 2012

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistAugust 28, 2012

BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 15:  Billy Cundiff #7 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts during the third quarter of the AFC Divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans at M&T Bank Stadium on January 15, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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In today's top NFC East links, we have some important injury updates out of New York, a ton of roster analysis in Dallas and Philadelphia and some breaking news out of Washington. 


Dallas Cowboys

Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News breaks down Monday's cuts, the most notable of which was the release of Raymond Radway.

From Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Jason Hatcher says we won't know how good the Cowboys defense is until they begin actually game-planning for opponents.

Jean-Jacques Taylor from says the injured Jay Ratliff is replaceable. Dallas has two very talented youngsters in Sean Lissemore and Josh Brent, and both are ready to step up.'s Tim MacMahon has his latest 53-man roster projections. Notable omissions include Andre Holmes and Matt Johnson.


New York Giants's Ohm Youngmisuk reports that Terrell Thomas plans to start running this week but wonders if that'll be enough to get him on the 53-man roster Friday.

From Paul Schwartz of the New York Post: Hakeem Nicks will get his first snaps of the year in the Giants' preseason finale.

From Mark Hale of the New York Post: It's disconcerting that Osi Umenyiora missed practice Monday with swelling in his knee.

Jorge Castillo and Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger report that safety Tyler Sash's four-game suspension has been upheld. Sash met with commissioner Roger Goodell yesterday, to no avail.


Philadelphia Eagles

Sheil Kapadia of has 10 Eagles on the roster bubble, including Jaiquawn Jarrett and Oshiomogho Atogwe. 

From Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly: Michael Vick says he doesn't think he's injury prone.

Also from Mosher: The recently demoted Brian Rolle remains confident he'll get his starting spot back

From Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Time is running out for Mike Kafka, who might have to play in the preseason finale in order to make the final roster.


Washington Redskins

One day after stating he was "excited to have the opportunity," Graham Gano has been released and the Redskins have signed Billy Cundiff to kick for them, according to Mark Maske and Mike Jones of the Washington Post.

Mike Shanahan on Gano Monday, via Rich Campbell of the Washington Times: "Graham won the statistical battle in practice and in games and that's why he's on the team."

In his final roster projections, Keith McMillan of the Washington Post has Brandon Banks making the team over Aldrick Robinson.

From CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir: Jammal Brown recently underwent surgery on his knee. Sure hope Tyler Polumbus is ready to go.