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I just returned to NFC South headquarters after spending most of the day watching draft prospects prepare for the combine at IMG Academy. I started off with this item on former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o because he obviously has been one of the bi…Upvote Share Tweet
Restructuring of Brees’ contract now could create major headaches laterprofootballtalk.com Updated Feb 18, 2013As the Saints try to squeeze key veteran players in the hopes of creating cap space, it seems inevitable that they’ll do some money shuffling with quarterback Drew Brees. Via a so-called “simple” restructuring, Brees could have millions of 2013 baseUpvote Share TweetAlthough their defense statistically was one of the worst in NFL history, the New Orleans Saints are trying to keep the unit together. Adam Schefter reported the Saints plan to ask veteran linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith to restru…Upvote Share TweetBRADENTON, Fla. -- Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o will be the center of attention when the NFL scouting combine opens later this week and most of the NFC South teams are likely to be watching closely. Te’o has been in the headlines since it wUpvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Saints talk with Larry Holder, Chargers/Dolphins to-do listsprofootballtalk.com Updated Feb 18, 2013It might be Presidents’ Day, but PFT Live isn’t taking a hiatus this Monday. Mike Florio will be joined by Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune to discuss what’s going on with the Saints as they make their way toward the start of free agenUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Feb 18, 2013It wasn't a strong rookie season for Brandon Weeden. But while many want to see the Browns go elsewhere at QB, Matt Gagne argues that the team has much bigger needs.Upvote Share Tweet
Today in NFC South historyOn this date one year ago we first pondered the possibility of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers parting ways with tight end Kellen Winslow. A couple of months later, the Bucs said goodbye to Winslow after he missed the start of team workouts. It was also part o…Upvote Share Tweet
Around the NFC SouthLet's take a look at some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Owner Arthur Blank put out a statement saying his intention remains to get a new stadium built in downtown Atlanta. That came several days after team president Rich McKay …Upvote Share Tweet
Pre-combine scouting tripI’m about to begin my annual pilgrimage down to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. To do some pre-combine stories. IMG has more than 30 prospects who have been doing its combine preparation, which is run by former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke. Ironically, oUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Feb 18, 2013It's the start of draft hype season. The stakes are always high at the Combine, but in a draft short on sure-things, some have more on the line than others, Peter King writes.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: What's Next For FreeneyFeb 18Episode 271: Mark Schlereth breaks down the best fit for Dwight Freeney. NFL32 crew discuss which wide receiver would they pick to win a game; DeSean Jackson or Vincent Jackson.
Saints Want New Vilma, Smith DealsFeb 18Adam Schefter discusses the New Orleans Saints' plan to restructure the contracts of Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith.
Don Banks: St. Louis Rams 2013 Offseason PreviewFeb 18SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.
Clayton's mailbag: Focus on safety not waningFeb 18Safety remains a primary concern for the league's competition committee. Plus, answers to reader questions.
Peter King: As combine hype machine revs up, two players have lots at stak…Feb 18So we're at the official beginning of draft season, with the annual Scouting Combine starting later this week in Indianapolis. Here's what we know as the 333 college prospects pack for the Heartland:
The Lakers Lose Buss, the NBA Loses a TitanFeb 18The Lakers lost their way right around the time Dr. Jerry Buss started dying. This wasn't a coincidence. Within NBA circles, everyone respected Buss s...