NFC South News and Rumors
Saints expect Andrus Peat to start, but aren’t sure whereprofootballtalk.com Updated 12 hours agoThe Saints have been remaking their offensive line over the last couple of years and one of the new arrivals came with the 13th pick of the 2015 draft when they selected Andrus Peat. Peat didn’t move straight into the starting lineup as a rookie, but sa…Share Tweet
Ron Rivera going back to fundamentals to escape Super Bowl hangoverprofootballtalk.com 15 hours agoEven when Ron Rivera gets misinterpreted, he’s using it as a teaching moment for his team. And the lesson is the Panthers have to begin their work over again, rather than thinking they’re starting halfway down the path after losing Super Bowl 50. Rivera…Share Tweet
Kenjon Barner thriving in Philly, despite absence of Chip Kellyprofootballtalk.com May 29 (yesterday)Former Oregon running back Kenjon Barner, a sixth-round pick of the Panthers in 2013 who inevitably landed in Philadelphia via a trade with his former college head coach, is still in Philly even after Chip Kelly has gone. Last year, a strong preseason w…Share Tweet
Payton agrees with Brees’ decision not to talk contract during seasonprofootballtalk.com May 29 (yesterday)Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently applied a deadline for extending his contract, which currently is entering its final year. Once the regular season starts, Brees won’t be interested in talking. His head coach agrees with that approach. “Just havin…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com May 28 (2 days ago)Four weeks after teammate Johnathan Banks said he went from “fat” to “looking like a defensive back,” Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston shared some details of how he’s dropped an estimated 18 pounds over the last three months. Winston told ESPN.com …Share Tweetyahoo.com May 27 (3 days ago)Punter Michael Koenen was not on an NFL team in 2015, for the first time in a decade. Instead, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons specialist was fighting for his health, and watching his weight drop well below his normal playing weight.…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com May 27 (3 days ago)NFL owners did not bestow upon New Orleans another Super Bowl, but commissioner Roger Goodell wants to make sure they keep trying to get one. According to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Goodell sent Saints owner Tom Benson a letter…Share TweetIn a new interview, former Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan hinted that he wasn’t allowed to coach the defense the way he wanted to because head coach Sean Payton took some authority away from him. Payton says that isn’t so. Payton said this mornin…Share Tweet
Former Duke QB still hospitalized after car wreck with Panthers linebackerPanthers linebacker Shaq Thompson was back on the practice field for OTAs this week, running around with his teammates and hanging out at a charity golf tournament. The guy he hit in a head-on collision last weekend, however, is still in the hospital re…Share TweetPanthers DT Kawann Short 'not rushing' talks about long-term dealShare TweetRob Ryan was relieved of his duties as the Saints’ defensive coordinator during the 2015 season while the team was on its way to finishing 32nd in the league in points allowed and 31st in yards allowed. That performance came on the heels of a 2014 campa…Share Tweet
Another summer of rehab for Saints safety Jairus ByrdESPN.com May 26 (4 days ago)Another summer of rehab for Saints safety Jairus ByrdShare Tweet
Lions waive Tim WrightThe Buccaneers traded tight end Tim Wright to the Patriots just before the start of the 2014 season, claimed him off of waivers from the Patriots last June and then traded him to the Lions for kicker Kyle Brindza in August. Now they have another chance …Share TweetSaints quarterback Drew Brees says he doesn’t want to talk about a new contract during the season, which suggests that if a deal is going to get done, it has to get done this summer. So could that distract from Brees’ offseason work? Not according to Sa…Share Tweet
Panthers get Kelvin Benjamin back on the field after torn ACLThe Panthers offense was already pretty good last year, thanks to an MVP season from quarterback Cam Newton. It might be even better today. Via the team’s official website, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was back on the field Thursday for OTAs, his first…Share TweetESPN.com May 26 (4 days ago)Saints' Cameron Jordan not cleared to practice but 'ahead of schedule'Share Tweet
Bucs add two defensive backsThe Buccaneers Thursday announced the signings of cornerback Javien Elliott and safety Kimario McFadden. Elliott is an undrafted rookie out of Florida State. He’s a former walk-on who became a productive player at Florida State last season and previousl…Share TweetSay, did you remember that the NFL is moving kickoff touchbacks to the 25-yard-line this year? Devin Hester did, and he's none too pleased. "It’s like taking away a job from people," the Falcons return man told ESPN, and by "people" …Share Tweet
Falcons special-teams coach: Kickoffs could be eliminatedESPN.com May 26 (5 days ago)Falcons special-teams coach: Kickoffs could be eliminatedShare Tweet
Do you buy Ryan's comments blasting Saints?May 27The NFL Insiders crew weigh in on Bills assistant coach Rob Ryan ripping his former team, the Saints, blaming the defensive scheme for his firing.
Brees focused on the season, not contractMay 26Drew Brees discusses how he will concentrate on the Saints' upcoming season and what his plans are for getting a new contract.
Saints' top three picks from 2015 move into new positionsMay 26New Orleans Saints players Andrus Peat, Stephone Anthony and Hau'oli Kikaha all found themselves in new roles to start their second year of OTAs, as NFL Nation reporter Mike Triplett details.
Brees goes from touchdowns to home runsMay 25Drew Brees smacks a couple of softball home runs during his teammate Tim Lelito's charity softball game.