This is the January 15, 2013 news archive. View today's NFC South rumors and news.
NFC South News and Rumors
Drew Brees is an icon in New Orleans, but he’s not viewed the same way in some other places. Brees, who has been active in the NFL Players Association, drew some strong criticism from retired player Phil McConkey. "I know he's canonized, and people thinShare Tweet
Time for an afternoon run through some odds and ends from all around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Former NFL running back and current broadcaster Marshall Faulk says the pressure is only going to intensify for the Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. …Share Tweet
Updated 2013 salary-cap spaceNow that carry-over space has been determined, let’s take a look at where each NFC South team is sitting in relation to the 2013 salary cap. The cap won’t be set until just before the league year starts in March, but it is expected to be slightly moreShare TweetThe Panthers have not soiled their hands by shaking down the city of Charlotte for money to upgrade their stadium. But they are certainly willing to catch whatever might be generously thrown at them, and the Charlotte City Council voted 7-2 last night t…Share TweetAUBURN, Ala. (AP) Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is enrolled at Auburn for spring semester.Share TweetDave Gettleman said almost all the right things as he officially was introduced as the general manager of the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday. He talked about how he’s confident how he can work with coach Ron Rivera and staff the team already has in place.Share TweetTampa Bay wide receiver Vincent Jackson is going to the Pro Bowl after all. Although he wasn’t selected initially, Jackson was added to the roster Tuesday. He’ll replace Detroit’s Calvin Johnson. This will be Jackson’s third Pro Bowl and first asShare TweetCoach Mike Smith, quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons finally have that elusive playoff victory. One more home victory stands between them and the Super Bowl after Atlanta outlasted Seattle in the divisional round. The San Francisco 49ers, ove…Share TweetGiants cornerback Terrell Thomas might want to give Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis a call. Davis played 15 games for Carolina this season after returning from a third surgery on his ACL, something that doesn’t happen very often in the NFL. Thomas willShare TweetTampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik confirmed Monday that quarterback Josh Freeman will enter the 2013 season without a new contract.Share Tweet
Falcons relief stems from rediscovered run gameThe Falcons have reason to feel relief, beyond finally getting the much-discussed playoff win. The fact they found their run game again gives them reason to believe they might get another one. For all the individual parts of Sunday’s comeback win over tShare Tweet
Matty grows upJan 15Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan finally won his first playoff game Sunday in dramatic fashion. Kurt Warner believes Ryan has matured immensely since last season.
Mike Nolan's advantage?Jan 15Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan used to coach his upcoming NFC Championship opponent, the San Francisco 49ers. Does Nolan have an advantage against his former team?
NFL Live OT: QB Trust Besides BradyJan 15Jason Taylor and Jerry Rice discuss the quarterback they trust the most this weekend besides Tom Brady.
Drive of the Week: Matt Ryan ices Seattle SeahawksJan 15Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan gets his first playoff win with another clutch performance at the end of the game. Brian Baldinger analyzes the Falcons' game-winning drive vs. the Seattle Seahawks.