NFC South News and Rumors
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Cam Newton is off to a bit of a slow start (AP) The Carolina Panthers haven’t had an easy start to their season. A lot of that is due to the schedule: They have played the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings, two of the best defenses in the NFL. But wh…Share Tweet
Terron Armstead out, Willie Snead questionable for SaintsESPN.com 5 hours agoTerron Armstead out, Willie Snead questionable for SaintsShare Tweet
Thursday Night Football draws eight millionprofootballtalk.com 5 hours agoThere was no press release touting the record-low eight-million-person audience generated by Monday night’s Falcons-Saints game on ESPN, which did battle with the first presidential debate. Thursday night’s Dolphins-Bengals game drew a similar audience,…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 5 hours agoAs the Broncos head to Tampa Bay for a battle with the Buccaneers, the Broncos will be missing three key players: linebacker DeMarcus Ware (forearm), guard Donald Stephenson (calf), and tight end Virgil Green (calf). Based on comments from coach Gary Ku…Share Tweet
Joey Bosa out again this week for Chargers, with lingering hamstringprofootballtalk.com 7 hours agoWe’re going to have to wait at least another week to see Joey Bosa make his NFL debut. Via Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers have ruled their first-round pick out for Sunday’s game against the Saints. They also ruled safety Ja…Share Tweet
Running back Doug Martin still out for Buccaneersprofootballtalk.com 7 hours agoThe Buccaneers are going to face one of the best defenses in the league, and they’re going to have to do it without several key offensiv eparts. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs are listing running back Doug Martin, wide receiver Cecil Sh…Share TweetOher in concussion protocol, will sit for PanthersShare TweetESPN.com 10 hours agoWhat if Drew Brees had never left the Chargers for the Saints?Share TweetSaints coach Sean Payton doesn’t say much about injured players, but what he said about a healthy one gives some indication of how long a key absence might be. Via Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Payton was asked if playing Andrus Pe…Share Tweet
Cam Newton, Tom Brady, Robert Kraft buy a part of the UFCprofootballtalk.com 12 hours agoPanthers quarterback Cam Newton, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Patriots owner Robert Kraft are now minority owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The talent agency WME-IMG recently purchased the UFC for $4 billion, and today the UFC announc…Share Tweet
Julio Jones insists he’s not hurt, or unhappy with one-catch gameprofootballtalk.com 13 hours agoJulio Jones missed some practice time last week because of a calf injury, and then responded with an unusual one-catch night against the Saints. But the Falcons wide receiver insisted those two facts weren’t related. “I’m not injured or anything like th…Share Tweet
Frustrated Bucs coordinator Mike Smith points finger at himselfESPN.com 14 hours agoFrustrated Bucs coordinator Mike Smith points finger at himselfShare Tweet
Luke Kuechly gets chance to atone for rare slipup against FalconsESPN.com 15 hours agoLuke Kuechly gets chance to atone for rare slipup against FalconsShare Tweet
Panthers will be without running back Jonathan Stewart again this weekprofootballtalk.com 15 hours agoThe Panthers are going to be without running back Jonathan Stewart for at least another week, as his hamstring injury keeps him off the field. Via Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said yesterday that it’s clear Stewart won’t…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 22 hours agoRunning back C.J. Spiller could have taken the balance of his fully-guaranteed $1.7 million salary from the Saints and waited for an inevitable injury to strike at the tailback position for a contending team in, say, late December or early January. Spil…Share Tweet
Ron Rivera on 1-2 start: 'It's not like we've played a bunch of slappies out there'Ron Rivera on 1-2 start: 'It's not like we've played a bunch of slappies out there'Share TweetThrough the first three weeks of the season, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston leads the NFL with 142 pass attempts and has been throwing the ball more often than any first- or second-year quarterback other than Drew Bledsoe. Winston has also been s…Share Tweet
Deion Jones named September’s top defensive rookieLinebacker Deion Jones played his college ball at LSU before being drafted by the Falcons in the second round of this year’s draft and the New Orleans native made the most of his homecoming last Monday night. Jones picked off a Drew Brees pass and retur…Share TweetPhilip Rivers says Drew Brees provided his QB blueprint for NFLShare Tweet
Cam Newton: No catches for Kelvin Benjamin 'won't happen again'Cam Newton: No catches for Kelvin Benjamin 'won't happen again'Share Tweet
Matt Ryan named NFC offensive player of the monthThere are still questions about whether the Falcons have enough defense to contend in the NFC South. But their offense is back on track, thanks to quarterback Matt Ryan. Ryan was named NFC offensive player of the month for September, a strong bounce-bac…Share Tweet
After argument with mechanic, Mike Tolbert pays tab in changePanthers fullback Mike Tolbert felt like he was being shortchanged by a local auto shop. So when he paid them, he did it in change. According to David Newton of ESPN.com, Tolbert resolved a squabble with a mechanic by paying his $3,900 bill in coins. “T…Share TweetDevonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman looking like next dynamic RB duoShare TweetBucs WR Mike Evans and Broncos CB Aqib Talib show mutual respect, ready to competeShare Tweet
Cam Newton's eccentric new lookJul 29Cam Newton is taking time this off season to experiment with accessories and hair color!
Newton feels responsibility to speak out on social issuesJul 29Cam Newton looks at what LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are doing and knows he has similar power to advocate for change on social issues.
Newton: 'I gain nothing' from dwelling on Super Bowl defeatJul 29Cam 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.
Benjamin's return marks return of No. 1 receiver for NewtonJul 29Darren Woodson shares his expectations for Kelvin Benjamin this season and explains how Benjamin's return opens up the field for Carolina's offense.