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NFC South News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 19, 2013
As the second day of the franchise-tag fortnight comes to a conclusion, no tags have been applied. And more than a few teams reportedly are inclined to keep it that way. The latest no-tag team is the Falcons. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, t…Upvote Share Tweet
NFLPA's Foxworth: Players don't trust GoodellUnion leader Domonique Foxworth says NFL players don't trust commissioner Roger Goodell because of the Saints bounty case, in particular.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Feb 19, 2013Union leader Domonique Foxworth says NFL players don't trust Commissioner Roger Goodell because of the Saints bounty case, in particular.Upvote Share TweetNew Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has cut veteran tight end David Thomas and third-year cornerback Johnny Patrick.Upvote Share TweetThe story of Tony Gonzalez, future Hall of Famer and one of the best tight ends ever to play the game, was one of the hallmarks of the Atlanta Falcons' 2012 season. Gonzalez, who had never won a playoff game, helped the Falcons to reach the NFC Champion…Upvote Share Tweet
Competition Committee seeking players’ input on low block rulesprofootballtalk.com Feb 19, 2013The NFL’s Competition Committee is asking for players’ input as it considers revising the rules about low blocks. Falcons President and NFL Competition Committee Chairman Rich McKay told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that Packers defensive tackle Ryan PUpvote Share Tweet
Escalators and the NFC SouthOne of the many reasons the New Orleans Saints are in a difficult salary-cap situation is that six of their players triggered escalators that will cost the team nearly $4 million in 2013. Kicker Garrett Hartley earned a $1.432 million escalator and safe…Upvote Share TweetAlthough Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers has been charged with a felony weapons offense that carries a sentence of 3.5 to 15 years in prison, his attorney sounded an optimistic note in making a statement about the case today. “After a full andUpvote Share Tweet
Richardson taking confidence to combineBRADENTON, Fla. -- When you talk to Sheldon Richardson, it’s a waste of time to beat around the bush. You can make subtle implications that he’s "outspoken" or "confident," but Richardson will take you right to the point. "I’m cocky, to most people,Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Bob Glauber, Buccaneers/Panthers to-do listsprofootballtalk.com Feb 19, 2013Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis made some waves with his comments about Woody Johnson on Monday and we’ll be talking about them on Tuesday’s PFT Live. Bob Glauber of Newsday will join Mike Florio to discuss Revis’ feelings about not being in the loopUpvote Share TweetNFL Nation previews the 2013 scouting combine by identifying the most important thing for each team to learn about its greatest area of need. Atlanta Falcons: The defensive line needs to be a focus this offseason. Defensive end John Abraham and defensiv…Upvote Share TweetBRADENTON, Fla. -- Montee Ball has heard the talk and, contrary to what you might expect, he likes it. “They say I’m not special," the University of Wisconsin running back said Monday after a pre-combine workout at IMG Academy. “They say I’m not eUpvote Share Tweet
Could Tony Gonzalez Return?Feb 19Ed Werder discusses whether Tony Gonzalez will return to the Falcons for another season.
Da'Quan Bowers Arrested At AirportFeb 19Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg react to the news that Da'Quan Bowers was arrested after a handgun was found in his luggage at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
Peter King: Free agency this year loaded with talent, not big spenders; ma…Feb 19Although there are four teams with more than $30 million in cap room with the dawn of free agency two weeks away, I expect this to be a stingy season for one of the best free agent classes ever.