Following are some whispers we've heard recently from around the NFC East:
• WR Santana Moss' season has been overlooked outside of the Beltway. He has had a fantastic season despite all the turmoil on offense and appears to have earned himself a nice contract. The question now becomes whether that contract will be with the Redskins or with another team. Moss has said he would like to return, though, and the team appears to want him back.
• The Giants have to start thinking about C Shaun O'Hara's long-term replacement. He missed nine games this season and was replaced well by Rich Seubert, but the team will need to develop a young center. O'Hara will have his ankle and Achilles cleaned out in the offseason, and his Pro Bowl invitation this year had as much to do with reputation, our sources say, as with his level of play.
• Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said he hadn't decided who would start at middle linebacker for the playoff game. Stewart Bradley is expected to return from a dislocated elbow, but rookie Jamar Chaney has proven to be a good fit inside since Bradley left the lineup. There is even talk that Bradley might be a better fit long term on the strong side, which is where he played mostly in college.
• The most likely scenario for Cowboys RB Marion Barber is that he's traded in the offseason, but the sense around the league is that he might not be as easy to move via trade as he once was. Barber is in the midst of a seven-year, $45 million contract and has slowed noticeably the past few seasons. He'd be best as a complementary back, as he was when he earned that extension initially, but teams will be hesitant to give up more than a low draft pick in return because of injury concerns and his high cost.