NFC South News and Rumors
NFC South Q&A: Will Carolina make it four division titles in a row?ESPN.com Updated 1 hour agoNFC South Q&A: Will Carolina make it four division titles in a row?Share Tweet
Preston Parker gets three years probation for drug chargesprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoFormer NFL wide receiver Preston Parker hopes to get back into the league. But for now, staying out of jail will suffice. According to Hannah Winston of the Palm Beach Post, the former Buccaneers, Saints and Giants wideout got three years of probation a…Share TweetIf there's any team that can understand the effects of devastating weather, it's the New Orleans Saints. But the franchise that was displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 has no plans of moving its training camp from West Virginia despite the devastatin…Share Tweet
NFC South Q&A: Will Julio Jones be the first to crack 2,000 receiving yards?ESPN.com Jun 28 (yesterday)NFC South Q&A: Will Julio Jones be the first to crack 2,000 receiving yards?Share Tweet
Rita Benson LeBlanc says she’ll still own part of Saints after settlementprofootballtalk.com Jun 28 (yesterday)Even after a settlement reached earlier this month between Saints owner Tom Benson and a group of his former heirs, the granddaughter who was effectively cut out of the will maintains she’ll still have a role. Rita Benson LeBlanc, who was fired by her g…Share Tweet
Dan Quinn prepared to trust his gut on conversion callsprofootballtalk.com Jun 27 (2 days ago)Falcons coach Dan Quinn is content to let others use their brains. He’s trusting a different body part when it comes to his decisions about going for two-point conversions or fourth downs. “Sometimes, it’s gut,” Quinn said of the call, via D. Orlando Le…Share Tweet
NFC South Q&A: Does Brandin Cooks merit coverage from top cornerbacks?ESPN.com Jun 27 (2 days ago)NFC South Q&A: Does Brandin Cooks merit coverage from top cornerbacks?Share Tweet
Falcons don’t rule out playing 2017 preseason home games not in their new homeThere’s been plenty of news lately about the eventually-to-be-opened-Falcons stadium, and not much of it good. The whole cheap-beer-and-hot-dog news was good. The whole $200-million-more-in-change-orders wasn’t good. The $172-million-in-money-for-nothin…Share Tweet
Marvin Lewis advises Dirk Koetter to “throw deep”NFL coaches are competitors, but that doesn’t stop plenty of them from being friends. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter have been friends for years, dating back to their shared time at Idaho State, where they met as graduate s…Share Tweet
Luke Kuechly: Defense has plenty of “attitude, enthusiasm” without Josh NormanPanthers linebacker Luke Kuechly said last week that the Panthers need to bring the same mindset to the 2016 season that they had heading into last season, but they won’t be bringing back the same group of players. The biggest departure is cornerback Jo…Share Tweet
Greenbrier taking in flood victimsThe resort where the Saints have held training camp the last few years has closed its doors indefinitely after record flooding devastated the region. Although it’s not open for business, the Greenbrier is making some of its rooms available to those who …Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jun 25 (4 days ago)The heavy flooding that closed The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia has canceled the PGA Tour stop there set for the second weekend in July. The Saints hold their training camp at The Greenbrier, located in White Sulphur Springs. With the Saints set t…Share Tweet
Falcons have sold $172.3 million in PSLsprofootballtalk.com Jun 25 (4 days ago)Most people would like to receive money for nothing. Some sports fans still pay plenty of money for literally nothing. It’s called the Personal Seat License: a private tax on the ability to buy season tickets with a catchy name that literally means you …Share Tweet
Saints place Kyle Wilson on injured reserveCornerback Kyle Wilson has never lived up to the potential that made him a first-round pick of the Jets in 2010. He won’t get a chance to in 2016. The Saints have placed Wilson on injured reserve. The nature of the injury wasn’t disclosed, and it’s not …Share TweetThe league's three Florida-based teams - the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers - have joined with the NFL Foundation to do a little good. It was announced on Friday that the four groups are combining to donate $400,000 to the…Share TweetThe Dolphins didn’t want to keep Dan Campbell around as head coach after his stint as interim last year, but plenty of other teams wanted him on staff. So Saints coach Sean Payton had to go back to a college tactic to land Campbell as his tight ends coa…Share TweetBuccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy laughed off a report that he didn’t work hard enough in coach Lovie Smith’s defense. Former Buccaneers defensive line coach Joe Cullen had a much less jovial reaction. Cullen, best known in league circles for a c…Share Tweet
Falcons officials “pretty confident” stadium construction on targetThe Falcons gave reproters a tour of their new construction site yesterday, and were confident their new stadium would be complete well before the start of the 2017 season. According to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons president R…Share Tweet
Panthers G.M. admits contracts a factor to be considered on draft dayPanthers General Manager Dave Gettleman can’t come right out and say he drafted defensive tackle Vernon Butler as insurance against the Kawann Short’s contract talks going south. But he can’t deny it didn’t cross his mind, when he drafted to one of the …Share Tweet
Matt Ryan using mirror to brush up on his footworkMirror, mirror on the wall, who has room for improvement on his footwork before the fall? Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, for one. Ryan believes that the Falcons offense will be more effective in its second year under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan …Share Tweet
Khairi Fortt hoping to take advantage of chance with SeahawksA second-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2014, linebacker Khairi Fortt bounced between three different teams and played in just three regular season games before finding himself out of a job last season. Fortt is now trying to take advanta…Share Tweet
Ron Rivera: Buddy Ryan strived to make everyone betterJun 28Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera joins NFL Live to share what it was like to play for Buddy Ryan and the impact he had on Rivera's coaching career.
Cam Newton more important than Tom Brady?Jun 28The First Take crew discuss the USA Today Sports list of top 100 people in the NFL. Cam Newton's third place spot raises the question, has Cam Newton's influence eclipsed Tom Brady (10th)?
Brunell not anticipating Brees to decline this seasonJun 25Mark Brunell points to Drew Brees' work ethic and drive as the biggest reasons why he doesn't expect Brees to take a step backward in 2016.
How will return of Benjamin impact Panthers?Jun 25Mark Brunell analyzes how having wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin back in the fold will benefit Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.