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NFC South News and Rumors
The Carolina Panthers have picked up the fifth-year option on quarterback Cam Newton, locking up the first pick of the 2011 draft through the 2015 season, the team announced Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Jordan expects more fight from FalconsESPN.com Apr 24, 2014New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan expects to see a much improved Atlanta Falcons team when the two longtime NFC South rivals meet in Week 1 this season at Atlanta. But Jordan, who is known for being the biggest wise-cracker in the Saints’ …Upvote Share TweetOur good friend Corey Chavous of DraftNasty.com returned to PFT Live on Thursday for more pre-draft chatter, and he gave us something to chatter about with dropped jaw in his first-round mock draft. In his Draft Nasty 2014 NFL Draft Manual, Chavous has …Upvote Share TweetTAMPA, Fla. – On the 20th anniversary of the day the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Trent Dilfer, there suddenly is a lot of talk about the team drafting another guy that may or may not be a franchise quarterback. Vaughn McClure’s report that the Bucs ser…Upvote Share Tweet
Could Falcons trade up to No. 1 for Clowney? Texans said to be open to ityahoo.com Apr 24, 2014For months, we've wondered what the Houston Texans might do with the first pick — take a quarterback or draft Jadeveon Clowney. So what's behind Door No. 3? There appears to be some smoke now for a possible trade of the pick, ESPN's Ed Werder suggests. …Upvote Share Tweet
A look at why Carolina will be 8-8ESPN.com Apr 24, 2014Predicting an NFL team's record in April is like predicting the first round of a mock draft. There are going to be adjustments and changes. So when I predict the Carolina Panthers will be 8-8 today, that doesn't mean that will be the prediction in May a…Upvote Share Tweet
Sean Weatherspoon still recovering from late-season knee injuryThe Falcons’ dismal 2013 season was marked by injuries to several of their key players, including linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. Weatherspoon missed seven games with a foot injury that put him on injured reserve for half the season and then he missed the…Upvote Share Tweet
We roll on with the draft previews with a look at the BucsThere are overhauls, and then there’s what the Buccaneers did to the roster this offseason. The Bucs hired a new General Manager (Jason Licht) and a new coach (Lovie Smith), dumped their most expensive player (Darrelle Revis) and a talented-but-troubled…Upvote Share Tweet
Jadeveon Clowney to meet with Atlanta Falcons on FridayApr 24With Jadeveon Clowney to meet with the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, what does this mean for the team's draft plans? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has the latest.
Inside The Huddle: Running Back SalariesApr 24John Clayton analyzes the trend towards salaries for running back going down. Chris Johnson and Mark Ingram are featured.
Inside The Huddle: Wide ReceiversApr 24John Clayton reports that players are taking big pay cuts to stay with their teams. Sidney Rice and Robert Meachem are featured.
Inside The Huddle With John ClaytonApr 24John Clayton scores with four NFL segments: RB's salaries going down, players taking big pay cuts to stay on their teams, offensive linemen possibly being drafted higher than expected and the Broncos needing a Super Bowl-or-bust approach.