NFC South News and Rumors
Saints release Brodrick Bunkleyprofootballtalk.com Updated 6 minutes agoThe Saints have said goodbye to another member of last year’s defense. Defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley was released on Tuesday after failing a physical. Bunkley tore his quad last season and ended the year on injured reserve before taking a pay cut to…Share Tweet
Panthers sign two tacklesprofootballtalk.com 44 minutes agoTackle Jonathan Martin chose to retire on Monday and the Panthers responded on Tuesday by adding a pair of players at the position. The team announced that they have signed Tony Hills and Davonte Wallace while also releasing running back Darrin Reaves. …Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 5 hours agoFormer No. 1 overall draft pick Jake Long is hoping to revive his career in Atlanta. Long is visiting the Falcons for a physical and a workout, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. The 30-year-old Long was the first overall pick of the Dolphins in the 2008 …Share Tweet
PFT Live: Sean Payton, Cardinals talk with Kent Somersprofootballtalk.com 6 hours agoSaints coach Sean Payton is getting ready for his 10th season with the team, but he’ll take a break from his preparations to spend a few minutes with PFT Live on Tuesday. Payton will join Mike Florio on the program a day before the Saints report to trai…Share Tweet
Dave Gettleman: Cam Newton “developing at a solid rate”profootballtalk.com 9 hours agoWhen the Panthers signed quarterback Cam Newton to a contract extension this offseason, General Manager Dave Gettleman said that the team believes that Newton will “take us to the promised land.” Not everyone is as convinced as Gettleman about Newton’s …Share TweetThe Carolina Panthers offense tackle, who was harassed while with the Miami Dolphins, is considering retirement because of a back injury.Share TweetThe Buccaneers haven’t needed Da’Quan Bowers all offseason. But now that camp’s about to start, they realized some depth at defensive end might not be bad to have. The Bucs announced they had re-signed the free agent, who had sat on the market untouched…Share TweetPanthers GM Dave Gettleman: Roster is stronger now than a year agoShare TweetFormer Saints defensive end Will Smith was one of the ex-teammates Junior Galette went after when he commandeered his girlfriend’s Twitter account to air his grievances with the Saints. Now, Smith is firing back at both Galette and his girlfriend.Read m…Share TweetAfter Saints owner Tom Benson bought the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, he increased Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis’s portfolio by making him the head of basketball operations as well. Bills president Russ Brandon may be asking Loomis for some advice…Share Tweet
PFT Live: Dolphins talk with Armando Salguero, Saints talk with Larry HolderDolphins coach Joe Philbin says that he didn’t come to Miami to be “average,” but that’s what the Dolphins have been in his first three years on the job. On Monday’s PFT Live, we’ll be talking about their chances of being better than average when Armand…Share Tweet
Local products Jalen Collins, Robert Alford battle for time in Falcons secondary: NFC South linksnola.com Jul 27 (yesterday)Also, Tampa Bay's draft class could be the team's most important in franchise historyShare TweetA handful of teams have already opened training camps, primarily with just rookies. Today, the numbers get another boost. The Bengals, Broncos, Jaguars, Rams, 49ers and Buccaneers will have rookies report today to kick things off. Veterans in most camps…Share Tweet
Jameis Winston quickly realizes NFL has no offseasonIn past years, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston spent the time that wasn’t football season playing baseball. This year, he devoted his offseason exclusively to football. And he has learned something. “The thing about the offseason is you really don…Share Tweet
Drew Brees burns the midnight oil in classic storyDrew Brees burns the midnight oil in classic storyShare Tweet
Steve Gleason returns to Washington for high school reunionSteve Gleason returns to Washington for high school reunionShare TweetJunior Galette on Saints release: 'The worst call they've ever made'Share Tweet
Gregg Williams says bounties weren’t about inflicting injuriesprofootballtalk.com Jul 25 (4 days ago)Former Saints coordinator Gregg Williams used a bounty system in New Orleans and, allegedly, elsewhere. Over the past three years, Williams hasn’t said much about his role in the case, which included cartoonish urgings of violence against 49ers players …Share Tweet
FSU ballboy Red Lightning gets internship with FalconsJul 28Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher talks about ballboy Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat -- better known as "Red Lightning" to college football fans -- and the energy and enthusiasm that led to Grizzle-Malgrat getting an equipment internship with the Atlanta Fal
Jonathan Martin retiringJul 27Adam Schefter, Bill Polian and Jim Trotter react to the report that Jonathan Martin, who was the target of a bullying scandal while in Miami, will retire from the NFL.
How Bucs should develop Jameis WinstonJul 27Tim Hasselbeck and Bill Polian discuss the expectations for Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston, how Tampa Bay should develop him and the biggest hurdle he faces.
Injured Bucs cornerback stepping away to healJul 24ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas discusses cornerback C.J. Wilson's decision to step away from football in order to focus on healing the hand he injured in a fireworks accident.
The MMQB MailbagJul 22Today is a good day for logic around the NFL. Because: • The Tennessee Titans on Tuesday signed the second pick in the draft, quarterback Marcus Mariota, meaning that five days before the first practice of the NFL preseason, all 32 first-round picks hav…
Let's Go CampingJul 20Time for the 2015 Training Camp Primer. Everything you need to know about the NFL’s 32 training camps, with some fun on the side. Clip and save. First things first, though. It was a notable Saturday evening for the Favre family. Not only did the famous …
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The Favre-Packers DivorceJul 15News item: Brett Favre to be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and to have his number retired Saturday night in Green Bay. In so many ways, this is a “Wow” moment for Favre and the Packers, particularly for coach Mike McCarthy and general…