NFC South News and Rumors

  • NFC South Q&A: Will Carolina make it four division titles i…

    NFC South Q&A: Will Carolina make it four division titles in a row?

    ESPN.com Updated 1 hour ago
    NFC South Q&A: Will Carolina make it four division titles in a row?
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  • Preston Parker gets three years probation for drug charges

    Preston Parker gets three years probation for drug charges

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    Former 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…
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  • Saints keeping camp in West Virginia following devastating floo…

    Saints keeping camp in West Virginia following devastating floods

    If 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…
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  • NFC South Q&A: Will Julio Jones be the first to crack 2,000…

    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?
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  • Rita Benson LeBlanc says she’ll still own part of Saints after …

    Rita Benson LeBlanc says she’ll still own part of Saints after settlement

    profootballtalk.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…
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  • Dan Quinn prepared to trust his gut on conversion calls

    Dan Quinn prepared to trust his gut on conversion calls

    profootballtalk.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…
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  • NFC South Q&A: Does Brandin Cooks merit coverage from top c…

    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?
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  • Falcons don’t rule out playing 2017 preseason home games not in…

    Falcons don’t rule out playing 2017 preseason home games not in their new home

    profootballtalk.com Jun 26 (3 days ago)
    There’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…
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  • Marvin Lewis advises Dirk Koetter to “throw deep”

    Marvin Lewis advises Dirk Koetter to “throw deep”

    profootballtalk.com Jun 26 (3 days ago)
    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…
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  • Luke Kuechly: Defense has plenty of “attitude, enthusiasm” with…

    Luke Kuechly: Defense has plenty of “attitude, enthusiasm” without Josh Norman

    profootballtalk.com Jun 26 (3 days ago)
    Panthers 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…
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  • Greenbrier taking in flood victims

    Greenbrier taking in flood victims

    profootballtalk.com Jun 26 (3 days ago)
    The 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 …
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  • PGA event at site of Saints training camp canceled due to flood…

    PGA event at site of Saints training camp canceled due to flooding

    profootballtalk.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…
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  • Falcons have sold $172.3 million in PSLs

    Falcons have sold $172.3 million in PSLs

    profootballtalk.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 …
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  • Saints place Kyle Wilson on injured reserve

    Saints place Kyle Wilson on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)
    Cornerback 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 …
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  • NFL, Florida-based teams give to OneOrlando fund

    NFL, Florida-based teams give to OneOrlando fund

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)
    The 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…
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  • Saints happy they landed prize recruit Dan Campbell

    Saints happy they landed prize recruit Dan Campbell

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)
    The 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…
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  • Joe Cullen isn’t happy with the Gerald McCoy report

    Joe Cullen isn’t happy with the Gerald McCoy report

    profootballtalk.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)
    Buccaneers 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…
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  • Falcons officials “pretty confident” stadium construction on ta…

    Falcons officials “pretty confident” stadium construction on target

    profootballtalk.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)
    The 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…
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  • Panthers G.M. admits contracts a factor to be considered on dra…

    Panthers G.M. admits contracts a factor to be considered on draft day

    profootballtalk.com Jun 23 (6 days ago)
    Panthers 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 …
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  • Matt Ryan using mirror to brush up on his footwork

    Matt Ryan using mirror to brush up on his footwork

    profootballtalk.com Jun 23 (6 days ago)
    Mirror, 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 …
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  • Khairi Fortt hoping to take advantage of chance with Seahawks

    Khairi Fortt hoping to take advantage of chance with Seahawks

    profootballtalk.com Jun 23 (6 days ago)
    A 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…
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  • Video - Ron Rivera: Buddy Ryan strived to make everyone better 03:18

    Ron Rivera: Buddy Ryan strived to make everyone better

    Jun 28
    Carolina 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.
  • Video - Cam Newton more important than Tom Brady? 01:59

    Cam Newton more important than Tom Brady?

    Jun 28
    The 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)?
  • Video - Brunell not anticipating Brees to decline this season 00:50

    Brunell not anticipating Brees to decline this season

    Jun 25
    Mark 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.
  • Video - How will return of Benjamin impact Panthers? 00:39

    How will return of Benjamin impact Panthers?

    Jun 25
    Mark Brunell analyzes how having wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin back in the fold will benefit Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.