NFC South News and Rumors

  • Cardell Hayes insists Will Smith had gun, denies shooting Smith…

    Cardell Hayes insists Will Smith had gun, denies shooting Smith’s wife

    profootballtalk.com Updated 10 hours ago
    Trials arising from “stand your ground” incidents will be resolved in large part based upon the credibility of the key witnesses. On Saturday, the man who shot and killed former Saints defensive end Will Smith in April made some incredible claims. Via t…
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  • Bucs will rely significantly on backups, new additions vs. Sain…

    Bucs will rely significantly on backups, new additions vs. Saints

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    Bucs will rely significantly on backups, new additions vs. Saints
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  • Luke Kuechly will miss his third straight game on Sunday

    Luke Kuechly will miss his third straight game on Sunday

    Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly is still not cleared from the league’s concussion protocol and will not play on Sunday against the Chargers. The Panthers announced today that Kuechly, who returned to practice this week, still hasn’t been given t…
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  • Bucs activate Charles Sims

    Bucs activate Charles Sims

    profootballtalk.com 18 hours ago
    The Buccaneers are getting running back Charles Sims back on the field in time for a push to the playoffs. Tampa Bay is activating Sims from the injured reserve list to the active roster, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. Sims played in th…
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  • Kenny Vaccaro dropping appeal of four-game suspension

    Kenny Vaccaro dropping appeal of four-game suspension

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9 (yesterday)
    Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro has dropped the appeal of his four-game suspension, the New Orleans Advocate reported Friday. Vaccaro’s suspension will begin immediately, and he will miss the rest of the regular season. The suspension, for a violation of th…
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  • Julio Jones listed as questionable for Sunday’s game

    Julio Jones listed as questionable for Sunday’s game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9 (yesterday)
    Word out of Atlanta this week was that the Falcons are optimistic about wide receiver Julio Jones‘ chances of playing against the Rams on Sunday, but they aren’t quite optimistic enough to say that he’ll be playing. Jones has been listed as questionable…
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  • Saints signing linebacker Travis Feeney off Steelers practice s…

    Saints signing linebacker Travis Feeney off Steelers practice squad

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9 (yesterday)
    The Saints can use all the help they can find on defense, and they’re apparently looking for Pittsburgh for their latest import. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Saints are planning to sign linebacker Travis Feeney off the Steelers prac…
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  • Panthers release Robert McClain

    Panthers release Robert McClain

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9 (yesterday)
    The Panthers have parted ways with veteran cornerback Robert McClain. The team announced McClain’s release on Friday along with the return of linebacker Ben Jacobs, who played with the team from 2013-2015. He saw much of his time on special teams and th…
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  • Falcons bring receiver up from practice squad for injury cover

    Falcons bring receiver up from practice squad for injury cover

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9 (yesterday)
    The Falcons are sufficiently concerned about their wide receiver depth that they’re adding one today. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Falcons are promoting Nick Williams from the practice squad. Williams caught 17 passes and two touch…
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  • Witness: Will Smith was the aggressor

    Witness: Will Smith was the aggressor

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9 (yesterday)
    The man who shot and killed former Saints defensive end Will Smith is relying on the “stand your ground” defense. That defense got a boost on Thursday, via the trial testimony of Kevin O’Neal. O’Neal, a friend of defender Cardell Hayes, testified that S…
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  • Vets like Derek Anderson, Thomas Davis know the clock is tickin…

    Vets like Derek Anderson, Thomas Davis know the clock is ticking

    ESPN.com Dec 9 (2 days ago)
    Vets like Derek Anderson, Thomas Davis know the clock is ticking
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  • Cam Newton: I’m not above the law

    Cam Newton: I’m not above the law

    profootballtalk.com Dec 8 (3 days ago)
    Cam Newton doesn’t mind taking the criticism, he’s used to that. But what the Panthers quarterback couldn’t handle were reports that his benching in Seattle Sunday night was related to something more nefarious than not wearing a tie on the team’s flight…
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  • NFL MVP, ROY and awards rankings: Is Eric Berry a defensive pla…

    NFL MVP, ROY and awards rankings: Is Eric Berry a defensive player of the year candidate?

    yahoo.com Dec 8 (3 days ago)
    If the Kansas City Chiefs end up doing some special things this season, they can point back to safety Eric Berry’s big day at the Atlanta Falcons as a big factor. Berry had a pick-six and also an interception on a two-point conversion that he returned f…
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  • Falcons sign fourth-year corner Robert Alford to four-year exte…

    Falcons sign fourth-year corner Robert Alford to four-year extension

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Dec 8 (3 days ago)
    The Atlanta Falcons have locked up one of their young defenders, announcing on Thursday they have signed fourth-year cornerback Robert Alford to a four-year extension. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the deal was worth a total of $38 million, with $2…
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  • Report: Falcons “optimistic” Julio Jones plays this week

    Report: Falcons “optimistic” Julio Jones plays this week

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Dec 8 (3 days ago)
    Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is dealing with a turf toe injury he picked up in last Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs and it’s keeping him from his regular practice schedule for the second straight day on Thursday. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said that Jones…
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  • Super washout? Broncos could join Panthers at home in January

    Super washout? Broncos could join Panthers at home in January

    yahoo.com Dec 8 (3 days ago)
    If the season were to end today, the Denver Broncos would be in the playoffs. At 8-4, the Broncos have had a solid season that’s a near carbon-copy of last year’s title winner. A strong, dominating defense making up for an offense that often struggles t…
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  • Richard Sherman can’t resist backing Ron Rivera on Cam Newton b…

    Richard Sherman can’t resist backing Ron Rivera on Cam Newton benching

    profootballtalk.com Dec 8 (3 days ago)
    It wasn’t karma that got Cam Newton last week, it was the dress code. And Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman obviously couldn’t resist getting in one last dig at the Panthers quarterback, saying he thought coach Ron Rivera did the right thing benching …
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  • Bucs planning bigger role for Jacquizz Rodgers

    Bucs planning bigger role for Jacquizz Rodgers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 8 (3 days ago)
    Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was limited in last Sunday’s win over the Chargers after getting “bent back” in the second half of the game, but all seems to be well physically now as Martin does not make an appearance on the team’s injury report fo…
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  • Video - Cam Newton's eccentric new look 00:56

    Cam Newton's eccentric new look

    Jul 29
    Cam Newton is taking time this off season to experiment with accessories and hair color!
  • Video - Newton feels responsibility to speak out on social issues 00:17

    Newton feels responsibility to speak out on social issues

    Jul 29
    Cam Newton looks at what LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are doing and knows he has similar power to advocate for change on social issues.
  • Video - Newton: 'I gain nothing' from dwelling on Super Bowl defeat 00:25

    Newton: 'I gain nothing' from dwelling on Super Bowl defeat

    Jul 29
    Cam Newton says he's past what happened in last year's Super Bowl and is eager to make the most of this team's opportunities.
  • Video - Benjamin's return marks return of No. 1 receiver for Newton 01:27

    Benjamin's return marks return of No. 1 receiver for Newton

    Jul 29
    Darren Woodson shares his expectations for Kelvin Benjamin this season and explains how Benjamin's return opens up the field for Carolina's offense.