NFC South News and Rumors
Falcons waive Saeed Lee, Adam Nissley
profootballtalk.com Updated 5 hours ago
The Falcons waived defensive back Saeed Lee and tight end Adam Nissley on Tuesday, the club said. Lee and Nissley spent the 2013 season on injured reserve. The 23-year-old Lee signed with the Falcons last May after going undrafted out of Alabama State. …Upvote Share Tweet
ESPN.com 6 hours agoAll-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy insisted Tuesday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't have to worry about him holding out this summer while his long-term contract discussions are ongoing.Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Saints host five cornerbacks on Tuesdayprofootballtalk.com 9 hours agoA team that’s a prime candidate to add at cornerback in the 2014 NFL Draft reportedly hosted five prospects at the position on Tuesday. According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, Oklahoma’s Aaron Colvin, Lindenwood’s Pierre Desir, Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert,…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 13 hours agoMany of you have asked if the Carolina Panthers have interest in free agent wide receiver Sidney Rice now that he's been medically cleared to begin football drills. One of you emailed to say Rice, cut by the Seattle Seahawks in February to save $7.3 mil…Upvote Share Tweet
Jake Matthews has met with Bills, Falconsprofootballtalk.com 13 hours agoFor a guy who’ll be a sure first-rounder, with NFL pedigree, Jake Matthews has gotten less attention than Texas A&M teammates Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans. But he’s getting plenty of attention from teams picking in the top 10. According to Ian Rapo…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com 15 hours agoYour browser does not support iframes. The Bucs and Reds combined for 10 home runs in just six innings, before being suspended due to rain. Here are all 10 of them, hit to dwindling crowds, increasing rain, and—because it was Cincinnati's "Bark in …Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons should find quality at No. 6ESPN.com 16 hours agoThe possibility still exists for the Atlanta Falcons to trade up or down in this year's NFL draft, as general manager Thomas Dimitroff has reiterated throughout the offseason. But if the Falcons keep the sixth overall pick, they should find an impact pl…Upvote Share TweetThe New Orleans Saints have overhauled their secondary more than any other position group over the past two years, adding free agents Jairus Byrd, Keenan Lewis and Champ Bailey and first-round draft pick Kenny Vaccaro. But don't think for a second that …Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons take closer look at Montana's TrippEventually, the Atlanta Falcons will have to addresss their depth at linebacker, considering how injuries affected the position throughout the 2013 season. The Falcons seem destined to draft a linebacker or two with 10 picks in this year's draft. The qu…Upvote Share Tweet
May 3 deadline to extend Jordan, IngramThe New Orleans Saints have to decide by May 3 whether they want to extend the contracts of their 2011 first-round draft picks -- defensive end Cameron Jordan and running back Mark Ingram -- through the 2015 season. Jordan’s extension is expected to cos…Upvote Share Tweet
Aaron Colvin visiting teams despite torn ACLClemson guard Brandon Thomas‘ draft stock took a blow when he tore his ACL while working out for the Saints. South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney’s not running that risk. But for Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin, the damage is already done, so he’s going a…Upvote Share Tweet
Brandon Thomas situation unprecedented for NFL, teamsDefensive end Jadeveon Clowney wisely has decided not to risk injury during private workouts, due to the experiences of tackle Brandon Thomas, who tore an ACL while showing the Saints what he can do. But what about Thomas? Who pays for his surgery and r…Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons taking pre-draft visits with pass rushersThe Falcons came into the offseason with the plan to improve on both the offensive line and the defensive front seven, something that is expected to continue in the draft. With the sixth overall pick, the Falcons will be in good position to add help at …Upvote Share Tweet
Loomis: Saints' offseason going as plannedFrom the outside looking in, the New Orleans Saints’ offseason has probably seemed a bit hectic. The Saints have been full of surprises, from the big-name acquisitions of Jairus Byrd and Champ Bailey to the big-name departures of Darren Sproles and othe…Upvote Share TweetIf anybody should be worried about all the offseason moves the Carolina Panthers have made at wide receiver, it should be tight end Greg Olsen. He has the most to lose since coverages that were focused on Steve Smith, often leaving the middle of the fie…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Falcons work out Terrance West, Jordan Loveprofootballtalk.com Apr 13 (2 days ago)A group of key Falcons decision makers reportedly took a closer look at a pair of Towson University products. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS, head coach Mike Smith, G.M. Thomas Dimitroff and assistant G.M. Scott Pioli were among team officials att…Upvote Share Tweet
Overturning of Bush fine doesn’t mean penalty call was wrongprofootballtalk.com Apr 13 (2 days ago)The news that the appeal process resulted in the scuttling of the $21,000 fine imposed on Saints safety Rafael Bush for his postseason hit on Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin has prompted some Saints fans to assume (reasonably) no penalty should have been…Upvote Share Tweet
$500,000 guaranteed for Champ Baileyprofootballtalk.com Apr 13 (3 days ago)The Broncos were supposed to pay cornerback Champ Bailey $9 million in 2014. He’ll make 1/18th of that guaranteed in New Orleans. Per a league source, NFLPA records reveal that the future Hall of Famer received $500,000 in guaranteed money as part of hi…Upvote Share Tweet
Steve Smith isn’t upset that he’s not a Pantherprofootballtalk.com Apr 12 (3 days ago)Last month, when the Panthers cut receiver Steve Smith, Steve Smith wasn’t happy. “[P]ut your goggles on cause there’s going to be blood and guts everywhere,” Smith said at the time regarding the prospect of facing the Panthers. Now that he’s had some t…Upvote Share TweetThe Panthers waived wide receiver R.J. Webb on Friday, per the NFL’s daily notice of personnel moves. The 26-year-old Webb spent 2013 on injured reserve with the Panthers. He suffered a torn ACL on June 11. The Panthers had signed him a less than a mont…Upvote Share Tweet
Panthers sign CFL pass rusher Alex HallThe Panthers have added a top CFL pass rusher with some NFL experience. Alex Hall, who notched 15 sacks in 2013 for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, has signed with the Panthers, his new club said Friday. Hall, 28, played two seasons with the Browns (2008-200…Upvote Share Tweet
Derek Carr to visit Bucs next weekThe Buccaneers have Josh McCown and Mike Glennon at quarterback, but they aren’t letting that stop them from considering some of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft. Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Jimmy Garoppolo have all visited with the t…Upvote Share TweetFalcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn’t necessarily agree with owner Arthur Blank that the team showed a lack of toughness by not sticking up for Ryan last year after he took a cheap shot from Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro. But Ryan was glad to hear Blank’s…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Falcons to host Jake MatthewsA club in need of offensive line help selecting early in May’s draft will reportedly host one of the top offensive tackle prospects on a visit. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, the Falcons will meet with Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews during…Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs lead NFL in guaranteed moneyThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers already lead the league in one category. Since the start of free agency, the Bucs have given out $74.3 million in guaranteed money to their incoming free agents and the ones they’ve re-signed, according to ESPN Stats & Infor…Upvote Share TweetThe Atlanta Falcons are continuing to do their homework on a variety of pass-rushers in preparation for the NFL draft. Boise State's Demarcus Lawrence, a defensive end/outside linebacker prospect, is in Atlanta for a visit, according to a league source.…Upvote Share TweetWith the first month of free agency now in the books, ESPN Stats & Information put together some league-wide numbers. And it was interesting to note that the New Orleans Saints were among the most and least aggressive teams at the same time. The Sai…Upvote Share Tweet
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