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NFC South News and Rumors
Time for a run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS In this Insider post, Matt Williamson has his grades for how teams have fared in free agency so far. He gives the Falcons the highest grade in the NFC South. No argument…Upvote Share Tweet
Buccaneers, Brian Leonard reach dealprofootballtalk.com Apr 1, 2013The Buccaneers and Bengals free-agent running Brian Leonard have come to terms on a one-year deal, agent Mike McCartney said Monday. Leonard will play again for head coach Greg Schiano, who was his collegiate coach at Rutgers. The 29-year-old back rushe…Upvote Share Tweet
Mocking the NFC South with Todd McShayLet’s take a look at Todd McShay’s latest Insider mock draft from an NFC South perspective. At No. 13, he has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin. I wouldn’t totally rule this one out because the Bucs want to give quaUpvote Share TweetThe deal defensive end Osi Umenyiora signed with the Atlanta Falcons last week is salary-cap friendly. I just got a look at the official numbers on the two-year deal that’s worth $8.5 million. Umenyiora will cost the Falcons $3.75 million against this yUpvote Share TweetIt won’t be too long before NFC South players get back to work. Offseason programs don’t start as early as they once did, due to changes in the collective bargaining agreement, but they’ll be starting this month. The offseason program now is brokenUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Apr 1, 2013Yes, Kenyon Coleman will be a Saint. We reported on Friday that Coleman will be jumping to New Orleans from Dallas, for his third tour with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. As it turns out, Coleman took the weekend to reflect on the specifics before putt…Upvote Share TweetTime for a run through the headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS Daniel Cox points out that Matt Ryan leads the league with 22 game-winning drives since the start of the 2008 season. I’m sure that’s a statistic Ryan’s agent will use iUpvote Share Tweet
Atlanta's needs are very narrowWhile it seems like just about every NFL team will be using what’s left of free agency and the NFL draft to address multiple needs, the Atlanta Falcons are in a very unique position. At least on paper, they only have one hole on their roster. That’s aUpvote Share Tweet
Draft War Room: Tampa Bay BuccaneersApr 1What will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers do with the 13th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft? Will they make a move and trade for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis? The "Path to the Draft" experts debate which moves could help the Buccaneers the most.
NFL in the communityApr 1See how the Saints, 49ers and Seahawks organizations give back to the communities that support them.