Giants starting right tackle David Diehl has been charged with driving while intoxicated. according to the Associated Press.Police received calls about a vehicle accident in Queens Sunday night. Upon arrival they observed a BMW had struck several parked cars along 35th Avenue.Diehl was behind the wheel of the BMW, according to the report, and he was charged after a Breathalyzer test allegedly showed he was above the legal limit.The 31-year-old Diehl has spent his entire nine-year career with the Giants, playing all 16 games in all but one season. NFL practices under scrutinty - including in Big D?Last week the NFL came down on the Seattle Seahawks for too much contact - and by too much we mean basically any - during Organized Team Activities, stripping away two future OTA sessions.There is some sense that footage the Seahawks posted on their own website may have led to the situation.While certain standard forms of practice are banned - tackling, pass rushing, etc - there remains a gray area regarding how much is too much. With that in mind, one ESPN NFL writer with help from a follower on Twitter looked at other footage made available on team websites. Apparently a certain clip from a Cowboys practice caught their attention.No roster discord in Eagles campAfter last year's "dream team" debacle, the Eagles are loving a low-key offseason, so say the Allentown Morning Call. Their core weapons are in place, all their rookies are nearly signed. Contract extensions were handed out, free agents added and yet the team remains in a strong salary cap position. "The Eagles this summer will enjoy almost unprecedented roster harmony, something they've rarely had since, well, former team president Joe Banner came to town with then new owner Jeffrey Lurie in 1994," writes the Allentown Morning Call."But with Banner having already turned over his contract negotiation duties to general manager Howie Roseman long before actually stepping away as president last week, the Eagles have managed to set the stage for a summer of extreme content."For any burgundy and gold clan fans reading this, that probably seems like a bummer.
Here are five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Lions.
—The Redskins can’t keep giving themselves mountains to climb in the form of turnovers and penalties. Washington had three fumbles hit the ground and lost two of them, the Lions recovered their only fumble. A Dustin Hopkins field goal from 45-yards—a veritable chip shot for him—hit off of the very top of the upright and bounced the wrong way. The Redskins didn’t need all of those plays, just one of them.
—Kirk Cousins put on a show for his hometown fans, including relatives and Michigan State alumni. He completed 77 percent of his passes for 301 yards and a touchdown. Cousins ran for another score, one that appeared to win the game.
—Joe Barry needs to get this last-minute defense figured out. In Baltimore a few weeks ago they almost let a road win slip away but a Joe Flacco TD pass was nullified when replay showed that the receiver’s foot was just out of bounds. Today, they weren’t so fortunate. It’s a tough balance between pressure and coverage but they had held Stafford in check for much of the day until the final minute.
—Chris Thompson needs some more carries. Today he led the team in both carries (12) and yards (73). He finished off some runs tough, too, fighting for extra yardage. They don’t want to wear him out or risk injuring him but they need to get the ball in his hands.
—I’m not in the “bench Matt Jones” club but he needs to get back to basics. Fighting for extra yardage is great but ball protection is more important.
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Left guard Trent Williams was injured late in Washington's 20-17 loss to Detroit on Sunday, a development perhaps lost in shuffle of the Redskins' final drive as they attempted to tie or win the game.
Williams was helped off the field and brought to the locker room, where he was gingerly escorted by the team's medical staff to be examined further.