Here are some tidbits from around the NFC East….
Washington: RGIII’ recovery from reconstructive knee surgery could cause him to miss the beginning of the 2013 season.
The doctor who performed surgery on Robert Griffin III’s knee Wednesday morning said the Redskins’ quarterback “will be ready for the 2013 season,” leaving some wiggle room as to precisely when he’ll return to the lineup. But according to Ben Shaffer, the Capitals’ longtime physician, a typical recovery for an elite athlete who had a similar surgery is 8-9 months. (more)
Philadelphia: The Eagles are very interested in Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly.
Add Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly to the ever-growing list of Eagles head coaching candidates. According to two league sources, the Eagles have already met with Kelly, who has a 28-11 record in three seasons in South Bend, including a 12-0 regular-season mark this year. Notre Dame’s season ended Monday night with a 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game in Miami, and the Eagles met secretly with Kelly the next day. Kelly then left the country and remains overseas, one league source said. (more)
Dallas: Jerry Jones comments on the firing of DC Rob Ryan
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made his first public comments about the release of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan during a taped interview that aired Wednesday. Jones alluded to two losses — at Seattle in Week 2 and to Chicago at Cowboys Stadium in Week 4, when Dallas’ defense was almost completely healthy — as part of the reasons why he let Ryan go. (more)