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NFC East roundup: Aggressive versus patience

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NFC East roundup: Aggressive versus patience

Cowboys: After starting with the 14th overall pick, Dallas traded up with the St. Louis Rams for the sixth pick - yes, the Redskins old slot - to grab LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, the first defender selected. The Cowboys secondary has been an issue, perhaps the issue when it comes to why they have been a sporadic playoff player and winner. Now with Clairborne and incoming free agent Brandon Carr, the weakness is a strength, on paper anyway...Trade talk began at high noon on draft day (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)Prominent Cowboys football writer calls maneuver risky (Dallas Morning News)Claiborne stunned he's heading to Big D (USA Today)Corner explains reported low score on Wonderlic by saying he "pretty much blew it off." (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)Eagles: Defensive tackle was the popular position draft pundits linked to Andy Reid's club - but getting the top-rated option required a trade. So like their NFC East rivals, the Eagles moved from 15 to 12 and acquired Mississippi State's Fletcher Cox. Stout interior presence for deep defensive front.Once again, Eagles make a bold move to get what they want (CSNphilly)Analysis: Cox will slowly work his way onto the field (Sporting News)Meet the new guy (Philly.com)Albert Haynesworth's former position coach with the Titans excited to have Cox in Philly (CSNphilly)

Giants: The onlyNFC Eastteam staying pat in the first round, New York addressed their suspect ground game by drafting Virginia Tech RB David Wilson. Brandon Jacobs left Gotham in free agency and Ahmad Bradshaw will be coming off afoot injury. Still, I didn't think the Giants would take a back in the first. Why?......because they had not selected an RB before the fourth round since 2000. That's why. (Newark Star-Ledger)Patience leads to runner for Giants (New York Times)Wilson's power and versatility irresistible (Sporting News)Giants select "best acrobat" in the NFL (NY Daily News)

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Josh Norman didn't stand a chance defending Kyle O’Quinn on this dunk

Josh Norman didn't stand a chance defending Kyle O’Quinn on this dunk

Josh Norman is a man of many talents — at least on the football field, and in the friendliest possible way, he was reminded of that this weekend during a charity basketball game.

Opposite of the defensive nightmare Norman can be for receivers, the New York Knicks' Kyle O’Quinn had a little fun with the Redskins cornerback and the 10-inch height difference they share during the during Bam Bam’s Spring Jam at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

O'Quinn got the ball and went up for a particularly easy dunk as Norman jumped and tried to swat the ball away but his effort was futile. 

While this was all in good fun, Norman should probably stick to football. 

Former Virginia Tech defenseive back and current Seattle Seahawk Kam Chancellor's foundation is behind the charity game, which also included Redskins' Lynden Trail, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Bennett and Antoine Bethea.  

Related: Kirk Cousins got some tips from an 85-year-old woman

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Memorial Day Reflection: Kirk Cousins appreciates the cost of freedom

Memorial Day Reflection: Kirk Cousins appreciates the cost of freedom

On Memorial Day, people all over the United States stop to reflect on the freedoms provided for by the military. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is no different.

"So grateful for living in this country and understanding that that came at a price and I just want to say thank you," Cousins said.

Speaking after an OTA session last week with military members in attendance, Cousins explained that he appreciates the added sense of history and obligation that comes from living in and around D.C.

"It’s a good reminder why it’s such a benefit to play here in Washington. It just feels like it’s that much more real with Andrews Air Force Base here and so many soldiers here. There’s something special about playing for the city of Washington, D.C. and driving 30 minutes into the city and going by the White House and the Pentagon and the monuments."

The Redskins hosted military members from multiple branches at their OTAs, and afterwards, Cousins and a numbr of other players signed autographs. 

"You say ‘Man, I want to give these soldiers, these fans something to cheer about and make them excited and bring this city together.' Hopefully winning football games can do that. What a great thing. That’s the vision we’re chasing," the Redskins passer said. "Hopefully we can get it done this season."

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