Kyle Shanahan Reportedly Fined $25,000, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistSeptember 26, 2012

Kyle Shanahan is about to be docked $25,000 in pay for berating the officials at the conclusion of Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter

Earlier this week, video and pictures emerged of the Redskins' offensive coordinator chasing officials into the tunnel and using some foul language to make his point. He's since apologized, but the league is cracking down hard to the verbal abuse toward replacement crews.

If a coordinator was slapped with a $25,000 fine, it'll be interesting to see what kind of penalty is placed on Bill Belichick.


Dallas Cowboys

Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News writes that the Cowboys are on track to shatter the team record for penalties in a season, adding that 21 of the 31 penalties they've taken have come on offense.

Counting to 11 has also been an issue for the Cowboys, who twice put out only 10 players on special teams Sunday, according to's Tim MacMahon.


New York Giants

From Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News: LeSean McCoy thinks Osi Umenyiora is "a ballerina in a Giants uniform."

From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: Justin Tuck says the Giants and Eagles don't forget anything when it comes to their rivalry. 


Philadelphia Eagles

CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher notes that big changes could be in store for the Eagles in Week 4.

For example, they've made a switch at punter, signing Mat McBriar to replace Chas Henry, per Sheil Kapadia of 


Washington Redskins

The 'Skins are expected to sign veteran free-agent running back Ryan Grant, according to Rich Campbell of the Washington Times.

Steve Shoup of Hogs Haven looks into whether the Redskins' passing attack looks better than it actually is.

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