NFC South News and Rumors
Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will meet with NFL officials in New York on Wednesday to discuss his domestic violence case, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Suit opposes moves by Saints, Pelicans ownerESPN.com 3 hours agoThe asset swap New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is attempting to regain control of his business interests from recently estranged heirs is being challenged in a lawsuit in Texas.Upvote Share Tweet
Reports: Ted Ginn visiting Titans, 49ersprofootballtalk.com 4 hours agoFree agent receiver Ted Ginn has two more visits lined up. According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Ginn visited the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday. Ginn will then head west for a meeting with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, per Adam Schefter of ESP…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 9 hours agoThe Titans are taking a flyer on a pass rush prospect. Tennessee has been awarded ex-Falcons defensive end/outside linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi on waivers, the team said Tuesday. A fourth-year pro from Troy, Massaquoi recorded 70 tackles and six sacks …Upvote Share TweetCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who had a close call in December when he was involved in an automobile accident, had another one Saturday night. Newton was on stage in the Charlotte nightclub Label seconds before gun shots we…Upvote Share Tweet
Tom Johnson looking for 3 or 4 years after 6.5 sacks for Vikingsprofootballtalk.com 11 hours agoIn defensive tackle Tom Johnson’s first three NFL seasons, he picked up five sacks while playing a rotational role on the Saints defensive line. Johnson signed with the Vikings last offseason and Minnesota was rewarded with a more productive effort in t…Upvote Share TweetJameis Winston met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hoping to make a good impression on the team considering taking the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the first pick in the NFL draft.Upvote Share TweetCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One of the more interesting stops during the open locker room period for the Carolina Panthers is near the far end, where No. 91 Colin Cole has resided the past two seasons. Cole has a way of putting things into perspective like few o…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Falcons sign LB Nate Stupar to one-year dealprofootballtalk.com 16 hours agoThe Falcons have signed one of their core special teams players to a new contact. Atlanta has inked linebacker Nate Stupar to a contract extension, the club said Tuesday. The 26-year-old Stupar played in 15 games for Atlanta a season ago, notching nine …Upvote Share Tweet
Tight end Niles Paul will be on Falcons' radarESPN.com 16 hours agoPass-rusher Brian Orakpo isn't the only Washington Redskins player the Atlanta Falcons will look into once the free-agent negotiating period begins Saturday. It's a safe bet the Falcons will express interest in tight end Niles Paul, if Paul is not re-si…Upvote Share Tweet
Todd McShay talks receiver options for FalconsESPN.com 19 hours agoLast week's release of Harry Douglas left the Atlanta Falcons with a void to fill at receiver, if they weren't planning to fill it already. Douglas' departure, coupled with the aging of Roddy White (33), means the Falcons have to invest in the position …Upvote Share TweetTAMPA, Fla. -- There were reports Monday that said the Buccaneers were trying to trade left tackle Anthony Collins. I wish them luck on that one. I can’t see anybody giving up anything for Collins after he was one of the biggest free-agent flops in the …Upvote Share Tweet
Jairus Byrd expected to be 100 percent in a few weeksprofootballtalk.com 21 hours agoIt’s almost time for free agency to get underway, which means we’re closing in on the one-year anniversary of safety Jairus Byrd’s arrival in New Orleans. Byrd signed a six-year, $54 million deal with the Saints early in free agency, a move that the tea…Upvote Share TweetThe Saints have been in contact with tailback Mark Ingram as free agency nears and would reportedly like to work out a deal. During an interview at the Pelicans-Mavericks game Monday night in Dallas, Saints head coach Sean Payton indicated the club want…Upvote Share TweetWashington, despite having a new G.M., would like to extend its relationship with pass-rusher Brian Orakpo. Unlike last year, however, Scot McCloughan will have competition when it comes to keeping Orakpo around. Per a league source, at least four teams…Upvote Share TweetAfter one disappointing season in Pittsburgh, Lance Moore is out. Moore, a veteran wide receiver who signed with the Steelers last year, has been released. He caught just 14 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns last season. The 31-year-old Moore had …Upvote Share Tweet
Panthers' draft prospect Kevin Johnson: 'I'm the best cornerback'WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest's Kevin Johnson doesn't think he's simply one of the top three to five cornerbacks entered in the NFL draft. "I think I'm the best cornerback," Johnson said on Monday during his pro day at Wake Forest. If the…Upvote Share TweetAny team that wants to use the franchise tag has until Monday afternoon’s deadline to do so and we’ll take a look at where everything stands during Monday’s edition of PFT Live. Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston has received the tag and the Lions won’t b…Upvote Share TweetThe Atlanta Falcons won't use the franchise tag on any of their players this season, but they could feel the affect of the tag being used around the league. With the obvious need to sign a pass-rusher or two, the Falcons could see some of the top availa…Upvote Share Tweet
Which way the wind blows for Bucs at No. 1Our weekly look at clues that might reveal whether the Buccaneers are leaning toward selecting Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota -- or neither -- with the No. 1 pick in the draft: The rumors started to really fly on Friday. All along, there’s been specul…Upvote Share Tweet
Winston Visiting BuccaneersMar 3Adam Schefter has the latest on QB Jameis Winston, who is in Tampa for an all-day meeting with the Buccaneers.
Josh McCown Signs With BrownsFeb 27Adam Caplan breaks down the Browns' decision to sign quarterback Josh McCown and what it means for Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel.
Falcons Release RB Steven JacksonFeb 26ESPN NFC reporter Nick Wagoner breaks down the Falcons' decision to release running back Steven Jackson.
Market For Greg HardyFeb 26Mark Schlereth, Jeff Saturday and Herm Edwards discuss the market for Panthers DE Greg Hardy, who is seeking immediate reinstatement to the NFL.
The Trade That Rocked (or Will Rock) the NFLMar 4In what will be one of the most interesting trades in recent NFL history, the Eagles have agreed to send 2013 NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for middle linebacker Kiko Alonso when the league year opens for business next week. Adam Schefter…
Panthers bring back DT Cole, 34, for 1 yearMar 3The Carolina Panthers reached a one-year deal with veteran defensive tackle Colin Cole on Tuesday.
Breaking down prospects with Mel Kiper Jr. -- NFL Draft 2015Mar 2Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down strengths and weaknesses of the year's top prospects.
On Los Angeles, St. Louis and How It All Shakes OutMar 2I’m like everybody else with this Los Angeles thing. I’m on page 24 of a 300-page book, and it’s not all that interesting so far. But I hear the end is compelling, so I’d rather speed past the next 230 pages and go straight to the climax. Tell me what t…