Philadelphia Eagles Won't Tag Rodgers-Cromartie, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistFebruary 19, 2013

Dec 23, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (23) during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

It's been widely reported that the Philadelphia Eagles won't use the franchise tag on Dominique Rodgers Cromartie or, for that matter, on anyone else on the roster. 

That means the 27-year-old will either make $10.7 million in a contract year (very unlikely), be released (likely) or sign a long-term contract that saves the Eagles millions of dollars in 2013 (a possibility). 

Complicating things is the fact that Nnamdi Asomugha is still on the roster, but can be released at quite a low cost. Considering how big of a disappointing Asomugha has been in Philly, it's probably safe to assume the team is willing to move on from him. But with the free-agent market lacking top-end corners, can they really afford to enter the offseason with neither of their most recent starters at that position?

Considering, too, that the Eagles have to focus on the quarterback position as well as the front seven as part of that transition to the 3-4, you begin to realize that Howie Roseman and Chip Kelly are going to have their hands full over the next three months. 

On to what else is being talked about in the NFC East...


Dallas Cowboys

From David Moore of the Dallas Morning News: The Cowboys have a new high-profile bus to take to annual NFL events.

From Jon Machota of the same outlet: Dez Bryant called meeting Michael Jordan the best moment of his life.


New York Giants

From's Ohm Youngmisuk: Andre Brown is preparing as though he'll be the Giants' starting running back

Bleacher Report's Kevin Boilard has a blueprint for how the Giants can survive an offseason overhaul.


Philadelphia Eagles

From's Sheil Kapadia: Dennis Dixon is under the impression he'll compete for the starting quarterback job.

CSN Philly's Ray Didinger looks at the possibility of the Eagles trading down in the draft.


Washington Redskins

From Rick Snider of the Washington Examiner: It's time for the 'Skins to consider a new stadium.

From Mike Jones of the Washington Post: Mike Mayock thinks Florida International safety Johnathan Cyprien "makes a lot of sense" for the Redskins.