Chris Williams Visits Philadelphia Eagles, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistOctober 18, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 18:  Chris Williams #74 of the Chicago Bears works against Jarvis Jenkins #99 of the Washington Redskins during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 18, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Redskins 33-31.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles are definitely being proactive during their bye week. Not only did Andy Reid fire defensive coordinator Juan Castillo on Tuesday, but Philadelphia also brought in a former big-name offensive lineman for a visit on Wednesday.

Former Chicago Bears' first-round pick Chris Williams stopped by the team's facility only one day after he was released by Chicago. CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher has the details.

On one hand, if a guy's not good enough to maintain a spot on the Bears' offensive line, he has no business starting anywhere else. But on the other hand, the Eagles are extremely desperate and it's possible a change of scenery is just what's required to get the talented and versatile Williams back on track.

On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...


Dallas Cowboys

From's Calvin Watkins: Right after playing the best game of his career, center Phil Costa is injured again.

From Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: With DeMarco Murray likely out, Felix Jones is ready for a fresh start.


New York Giants

From Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News: Jason Pierre-Paul has somewhat of a warning for Robert Griffin III, stating, "Don't bring it to my side."

From Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger: Oh look, Ahmad Bradshaw has another foot injury. Great.


Philadelphia Eagles's Tim McManus explains why Andy Reid simply has to stick with Michael Vick right now.

Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News wonders if this was Reid's plan all along for Todd Bowles.


Washington Redskins

From Mike Jones of the Washington Post: A frustrated Pierre Garcon continues to sit out, waiting for his injured foot to heal.

Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times has a funny anecdote on Santana Moss' encounter with a fan at a gas station.