NFC South News and Rumors

  • Saints expect Andrus Peat to start, but aren’t sure where

    Saints expect Andrus Peat to start, but aren’t sure where

    profootballtalk.com Updated 12 hours ago
    The Saints have been remaking their offensive line over the last couple of years and one of the new arrivals came with the 13th pick of the 2015 draft when they selected Andrus Peat. Peat didn’t move straight into the starting lineup as a rookie, but sa…
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  • Ron Rivera going back to fundamentals to escape Super Bowl hang…

    Ron Rivera going back to fundamentals to escape Super Bowl hangover

    profootballtalk.com 15 hours ago
    Even when Ron Rivera gets misinterpreted, he’s using it as a teaching moment for his team. And the lesson is the Panthers have to begin their work over again, rather than thinking they’re starting halfway down the path after losing Super Bowl 50. Rivera…
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  • Kenjon Barner thriving in Philly, despite absence of Chip Kelly

    Kenjon Barner thriving in Philly, despite absence of Chip Kelly

    profootballtalk.com May 29 (yesterday)
    Former Oregon running back Kenjon Barner, a sixth-round pick of the Panthers in 2013 who inevitably landed in Philadelphia via a trade with his former college head coach, is still in Philly even after Chip Kelly has gone. Last year, a strong preseason w…
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  • Payton agrees with Brees’ decision not to talk contract during …

    Payton agrees with Brees’ decision not to talk contract during season

    profootballtalk.com May 29 (yesterday)
    Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently applied a deadline for extending his contract, which currently is entering its final year. Once the regular season starts, Brees won’t be interested in talking. His head coach agrees with that approach. “Just havin…
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  • Winston eating better, estimates he’s lost 18 pounds

    Winston eating better, estimates he’s lost 18 pounds

    profootballtalk.com May 28 (2 days ago)
    Four weeks after teammate Johnathan Banks said he went from “fat” to “looking like a defensive back,” Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston shared some details of how he’s dropped an estimated 18 pounds over the last three months. Winston told ESPN.com …
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  • Health issues behind him, Michael Koenen ready to make comeback

    Health issues behind him, Michael Koenen ready to make comeback

    yahoo.com May 27 (3 days ago)
    Punter Michael Koenen was not on an NFL team in 2015, for the first time in a decade. Instead, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons specialist was fighting for his health, and watching his weight drop well below his normal playing weight.…
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  • Roger Goodell encourages New Orleans to keep bidding for Super …

    Roger Goodell encourages New Orleans to keep bidding for Super Bowls

    profootballtalk.com May 27 (3 days ago)
    NFL owners did not bestow upon New Orleans another Super Bowl, but commissioner Roger Goodell wants to make sure they keep trying to get one. According to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Goodell sent Saints owner Tom Benson a letter…
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  • Sean Payton: Rob Ryan saying it wasn’t his defense is “silly”

    Sean Payton: Rob Ryan saying it wasn’t his defense is “silly”

    profootballtalk.com May 27 (4 days ago)
    In a new interview, former Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan hinted that he wasn’t allowed to coach the defense the way he wanted to because head coach Sean Payton took some authority away from him. Payton says that isn’t so. Payton said this mornin…
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  • Former Duke QB still hospitalized after car wreck with Panthers…

    Former Duke QB still hospitalized after car wreck with Panthers linebacker

    profootballtalk.com May 27 (4 days ago)
    Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson was back on the practice field for OTAs this week, running around with his teammates and hanging out at a charity golf tournament. The guy he hit in a head-on collision last weekend, however, is still in the hospital re…
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  • Panthers DT Kawann Short 'not rushing' talks about lo…

    Panthers DT Kawann Short 'not rushing' talks about long-term deal

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com May 27 (4 days ago)
    Panthers DT Kawann Short 'not rushing' talks about long-term deal
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  • Rob Ryan: I did a damn good job with Saints and got fired for i…

    Rob Ryan: I did a damn good job with Saints and got fired for it

    profootballtalk.com May 27 (4 days ago)
    Rob Ryan was relieved of his duties as the Saints’ defensive coordinator during the 2015 season while the team was on its way to finishing 32nd in the league in points allowed and 31st in yards allowed. That performance came on the heels of a 2014 campa…
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  • Another summer of rehab for Saints safety Jairus Byrd

    Another summer of rehab for Saints safety Jairus Byrd

    ESPN.com May 26 (4 days ago)
    Another summer of rehab for Saints safety Jairus Byrd
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  • Lions waive Tim Wright

    Lions waive Tim Wright

    profootballtalk.com May 26 (4 days ago)
    The Buccaneers traded tight end Tim Wright to the Patriots just before the start of the 2014 season, claimed him off of waivers from the Patriots last June and then traded him to the Lions for kicker Kyle Brindza in August. Now they have another chance …
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  • Payton says Brees won’t let contract be a distraction

    Payton says Brees won’t let contract be a distraction

    profootballtalk.com May 26 (4 days ago)
    Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he doesn’t want to talk about a new contract during the season, which suggests that if a deal is going to get done, it has to get done this summer. So could that distract from Brees’ offseason work? Not according to Sa…
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  • Panthers get Kelvin Benjamin back on the field after torn ACL

    Panthers get Kelvin Benjamin back on the field after torn ACL

    profootballtalk.com May 26 (4 days ago)
    The Panthers offense was already pretty good last year, thanks to an MVP season from quarterback Cam Newton. It might be even better today. Via the team’s official website, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was back on the field Thursday for OTAs, his first…
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  • Saints' Cameron Jordan not cleared to practice but 'a…

    Saints' Cameron Jordan not cleared to practice but 'ahead of schedule'

    ESPN.com May 26 (4 days ago)
    Saints' Cameron Jordan not cleared to practice but 'ahead of schedule'
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  • Bucs add two defensive backs

    Bucs add two defensive backs

    profootballtalk.com May 26 (4 days ago)
    The Buccaneers Thursday announced the signings of cornerback Javien Elliott and safety Kimario McFadden. Elliott is an undrafted rookie out of Florida State. He’s a former walk-on who became a productive player at Florida State last season and previousl…
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  • Devin Hester not happy with NFL's new touchback rules

    Devin Hester not happy with NFL's new touchback rules

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com May 26 (5 days ago)
    Say, did you remember that the NFL is moving kickoff touchbacks to the 25-yard-line this year? Devin Hester did, and he's none too pleased. "It’s like taking away a job from people," the Falcons return man told ESPN, and by "people" …
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  • Falcons special-teams coach: Kickoffs could be eliminated

    Falcons special-teams coach: Kickoffs could be eliminated

    ESPN.com May 26 (5 days ago)
    Falcons special-teams coach: Kickoffs could be eliminated
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  • Video - Do you buy Ryan's comments blasting Saints? 01:23

    Do you buy Ryan's comments blasting Saints?

    May 27
    The NFL Insiders crew weigh in on Bills assistant coach Rob Ryan ripping his former team, the Saints, blaming the defensive scheme for his firing.
  • Video - Brees focused on the season, not contract 00:54

    Brees focused on the season, not contract

    May 26
    Drew Brees discusses how he will concentrate on the Saints' upcoming season and what his plans are for getting a new contract.
  • Video - Saints' top three picks from 2015 move into new positions 01:47

    Saints' top three picks from 2015 move into new positions

    May 26
    New Orleans Saints players Andrus Peat, Stephone Anthony and Hau'oli Kikaha all found themselves in new roles to start their second year of OTAs, as NFL Nation reporter Mike Triplett details.
  • Video - Brees goes from touchdowns to home runs 00:45

    Brees goes from touchdowns to home runs

    May 25
    Drew Brees smacks a couple of softball home runs during his teammate Tim Lelito's charity softball game.