NFC South News and Rumors

  • Saints release Brodrick Bunkley

    Saints release Brodrick Bunkley

    profootballtalk.com Updated 6 minutes ago
    The 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…
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  • Panthers sign two tackles

    Panthers sign two tackles

    profootballtalk.com 44 minutes ago
    Tackle 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. …
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  • Jake Long visiting the Falcons

    Jake Long visiting the Falcons

    profootballtalk.com 5 hours ago
    Former 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 …
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  • PFT Live: Sean Payton, Cardinals talk with Kent Somers

    PFT Live: Sean Payton, Cardinals talk with Kent Somers

    profootballtalk.com 6 hours ago
    Saints 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…
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  • Dave Gettleman: Cam Newton “developing at a solid rate”

    Dave Gettleman: Cam Newton “developing at a solid rate”

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    When 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 …
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  • Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Bullied Player Jonathan Martin …

    Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Bullied Player Jonathan Martin Is Considering Retirement

    nytimes.com yahoo.com 19 hours ago
    The Carolina Panthers offense tackle, who was harassed while with the Miami Dolphins, is considering retirement because of a back injury.
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  • Buccaneers bring back defensive end Da’Quan Bowers

    Buccaneers bring back defensive end Da’Quan Bowers

    profootballtalk.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    The 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…
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  • Panthers GM Dave Gettleman: Roster is stronger now than a year …

    Panthers GM Dave Gettleman: Roster is stronger now than a year ago

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    Panthers GM Dave Gettleman: Roster is stronger now than a year ago
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  • Former Saint Will Smith Fires Back At Junior Galette

    Former Saint Will Smith Fires Back At Junior Galette

    Former 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…
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  • Bills president Russ Brandon will also be president of Buffalo …

    Bills president Russ Brandon will also be president of Buffalo Sabres

    profootballtalk.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    After 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…
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  • PFT Live: Dolphins talk with Armando Salguero, Saints talk with…

    PFT Live: Dolphins talk with Armando Salguero, Saints talk with Larry Holder

    profootballtalk.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    Dolphins 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…
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  • Local products Jalen Collins, Robert Alford battle for time in …

    Local products Jalen Collins, Robert Alford battle for time in Falcons secondary: NFC South links

    nola.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    Also, Tampa Bay's draft class could be the team's most important in franchise history
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  • Six more teams report to training camp today

    Six more teams report to training camp today

    profootballtalk.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    A 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…
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  • Jameis Winston quickly realizes NFL has no offseason

    Jameis Winston quickly realizes NFL has no offseason

    profootballtalk.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    In 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…
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  • Drew Brees burns the midnight oil in classic story

    Drew Brees burns the midnight oil in classic story

    ESPN.com Jul 25 (3 days ago)
    Drew Brees burns the midnight oil in classic story
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  • Steve Gleason returns to Washington for high school reunion

    Steve Gleason returns to Washington for high school reunion

    ESPN.com Jul 25 (3 days ago)
    Steve Gleason returns to Washington for high school reunion
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  • Junior Galette on Saints release: 'The worst call they&apo…

    Junior Galette on Saints release: 'The worst call they've ever made'

    ESPN.com Jul 25 (3 days ago)
    Junior Galette on Saints release: 'The worst call they've ever made'
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  • Gregg Williams says bounties weren’t about inflicting injuries

    Gregg Williams says bounties weren’t about inflicting injuries

    profootballtalk.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 …
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  • Video - FSU ballboy Red Lightning gets internship with Falcons 01:05

    FSU ballboy Red Lightning gets internship with Falcons

    Jul 28
    Florida 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
  • Video - Jonathan Martin retiring 01:27

    Jonathan Martin retiring

    Jul 27
    Adam 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.
  • Video - How Bucs should develop Jameis Winston 02:37

    How Bucs should develop Jameis Winston

    Jul 27
    Tim Hasselbeck and Bill Polian discuss the expectations for Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston, how Tampa Bay should develop him and the biggest hurdle he faces.
  • Video - Injured Bucs cornerback stepping away to heal 02:19

    Injured Bucs cornerback stepping away to heal

    Jul 24
    ESPN 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.

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    Jul 22
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    Jul 20
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    Jul 15
    News 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…