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NFC East roundup: Nicks injury long-term issue for Giants?

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NFC East roundup: Nicks injury long-term issue for Giants?

Giants star wide receiver Hakeem Nicks broke a bone in his right foot during a non-contract drill in practice on Thursday. Is this a concern for the defending Super Bowl champs? Of course, but more because the injury is just the latest entryon Nicks' medical report rather than anything to do with his 2012 availability.Recovery time is projected in the 12 week range which puts Nicks in line for a Week 1 return, though even Giants coach Tom Coughlin thinks might be a touch optimistic. The Giants have time to get their first round pick Rueben Randle ready to lineup opposite the dancing Victor Cruz.As online partners at Rotoworld noted, this is just the latest lower-leg injury for Nicks since joining the Giants in 2009. He's one of the game elite receivers, but that's some trend and not the good kind.By the way, the Redskins fist tangle with the Giants in Week 7. Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett stated this week the team is not looking to trade disgruntled cornerback Mike Jenkins. Apparently at least one NFL team is gauging how much wiggle room there is in that claim.Multiple reports suggest the Indianapolis Colts have made trade inquiries regarding the former Pro Bowl corner. The Colts porous defense could certainly use another pass defender - or three - while the Cowboys need for Jenkins as anything more than a reserve is no longer apparent.This offseason Dallas signed high profile free agent Brandon Carr to a lucrative 5-year contract and traded up in the first round of the NFL Draft for LSU corner Morris Claiborne. On the heels of those transactions, Jenkins skipped the team's OTA's this week.The Cowboys first round selection in 2008, Jenkins played through multiple injuries last season and is now entering the final year of his contract. The Eagles already have a jammed pack race for the backup quarterback spot behind Michael Vick with third rounder Nick Foles battling veterans Mike Kafka and Trent Edwards. Now a former Philly passer says he wants a shot at the job. No, not Donovan McNabb, but rather Jeff Garcia. Granted, the 42-year-old has not thrown an NFL pass since 2008, but based on the comments posted in this CSNphilly article, sounds like the masses are not opposed.

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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 afterward, Cousins and a number 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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