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NFC South News and Rumors
Ravens among nine teams starting rookie minicamps Friday
The NFL’s version of freshman orientation commences Friday for nine clubs, each of whom will have its rookies in for minicamp practices at its facilities. The Ravens, Falcons, Jaguars, Dolphins, Vikings, Patriots, Steelers, Buccaneers and Redskins willUpvote Share Tweet
After watching his NFC South rivals lean heavily toward defensive players at the top of the draft, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he wasn?t surprised.Click to Continue »Upvote Share TweetUndrafted free agents usually are long shots to make an NFL regular-season roster. But you might want to keep an eye on Deveron Carr. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sure are treating the Arizona State cornerback differently than the average undrafted free age…Upvote Share Tweet
Do Bucs still have room for Ronde Barber?During the NFL draft, Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik said the door was still open for veteran cornerback Ronde Barber to return for another season. But how wide is that door really open? As Barber has been pondering whether to retire or play ano…Upvote Share Tweet
Draft review: Atlanta FalconsAfter analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Atlanta Falcons. What they needed: Defensive end, cornerback, linebacker, offensive tackle, guard. Who they got: Round 1: Desmond Tru…Upvote Share Tweet
Which rookies will start immediately?As I look at what NFC South teams did in the NFL draft, I’m not seeing a lot of players that will make instant impacts. In fact, I’m seeing only four players that are likely to be starters on opening day. Let’s take a look: Atlanta Falcons: Go aheadUpvote Share TweetThrow another log on the fire. Along with the Jets, the Buccaneers and the Eagles, it’s time to add to the list of teams that don’t want Tim Tebow today. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, “all indications are the 49ers have no desire to bUpvote Share Tweet
NFC South draft gradesApr 29Shaun O'Hara and Donovan McNabb evaluate how the NFC South did in the 2013 NFL Draft and hand out grades.
Is Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman on the hot seat?Apr 29The "Path to the Draft" crew discuss if Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman is on the hot seat in Tampa after the organization used a third-round pick on quarterback Mike Glennon.
NFL Hot Read - Will Johnny Manziel succeed in the NFL?Apr 29Because of his skills and the evolution of the quarterback position, Johnny Manziel could be the most fascinating player in the 2014 NFL draft, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
Peter King: Inside the Rams' war room and more draft thoughtsApr 29ST. LOUIS -- When you spend a round in a team's war room, as I did Thursday night with the Rams, you understand why so many players, coaches, scouts and executives are magnetized to this game and cannot give it up.