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Asante Samuel suffers thigh injury
Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel suffered a thigh injury in Saturday’s game at Tennessee, multiple media outlets, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reported. Samuel is questionable to return, per multiple reports. Samuel, 32, intercepted five …Upvote Share Tweet
The Atlanta Falcons frequently get talked about as a Super Bowl team. They didn’t look anything like that Saturday night. The first-team offense couldn’t finish drives and the first-team defense had more than its share of breakdowns in a 27-16 loss to t…Upvote Share Tweet
Observation deck: Buccaneers-DolphinsAll throughout the preseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been waiting for quarterback Josh Freeman and the first-team offense to get into a rhythm. They’re still waiting. Freeman, who played deep into the third quarter, was far from effective Saturda…Upvote Share Tweet
Pamphilon claims ESPN refused to support his documentary due to NFL concernsHe’s baaack. And this time he’s trying to sell a movie. Filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, who breached the trust of former Saints defensive back Steve Gleason by releasing audio of a cartoonish rant from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams captur…Upvote Share TweetIf Darrelle Revis is to play in the preseason, it will have to be in Tampa Bay’s final game of the exhibition slate on Thursday vs. Washington. The Buccaneers announced on their Twitter feed Saturday that Revis will not play in Saturday evening’s game a…Upvote Share Tweet
Glenn Foster getting noticed in New OrleansAs the Saints try to improve a defense that was historically bad in 2012 via a change from a 4-3 to a 3-4 front, they need guys who can make the alignment work. They’ve found one in an unlikely place. Undrafted rookie defensive end Glenn Foster, who pla…Upvote Share Tweet
NFC South programming notesI’m getting ready to watch the preseason games between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins, and the Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans. I’ll be back with observations shortly after those games end. And we’ll do it again Sunday afternoon when t…Upvote Share TweetThe Carolina Panthers began trimming their roster Saturday. Quarterback Colby Cameron, punter Jordan Gay, cornerback Nick Hixson, kicker Morgan Lineberry, receiver Dale Moss, defensive end Louis Nzegwu, linebacker Ryan Rau, safety Ricardo Silva and guar…Upvote Share Tweet
Panthers make 12 moves, waive-injured CampbellThe Panthers are using the weekend to get ahead on some roster moves, crossing off 12 names in advance of next Tuesday’s deadline to get rosters from 90 to 75. They waived-injured three players, who will revert to IR if not claimed: Tackle Bruce Campbel…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL fines Colin Jones for hit on Patrick Mannelly, who blames himselfBears long snapper Patrick Mannelly is currently sidelined with a rib injury, and the NFL says Panthers safety Colin Jones is to blame for an illegal blindside block. Mannelly, however, blames himself. Mannelly told the Chicago Sun-Times he saw no probl…Upvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan to wide receiver Julio Jones for 42 yardsAug 24Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hits up wide receiver Julio Jones deep for a 42-yard gain.
Miami Dolphins QB Pat Devlin interceptedAug 24Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat Devlin is intercepted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Keith Tandy.
Tannehill Solid In Dolphins LossAug 24Ryan Tannehill threw for 150 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 17-16 loss to the Buccaneers.
Titans Top FalconsAug 24Jake Locker tallied 133 passing yards and a TD in the Titans' 27-16 win against the Falcons.