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Josh Freeman: I want to be known as one of the best everBuccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman has lofty goals. Freeman, who has played very well at times but also been a disappointment at times in the four years since the Buccaneers took him in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft, says that when it’s all sai…Share Tweet
Breaking down Mike Williams' contractI just got the complete breakdown of the five-year contract extension Tampa Bay receiver Mike Williams signed this week. True to their form, the Buccaneers did not give Williams any signing bonus in a deal that averages $7.924 million per season. Under …Share TweetWhen veteran players coming off injuries have their jobs taken away from them, “restructuring” their contract is usually a euphemism. That seems to be the case with Panthers linebacker Jon Beason. According to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com, Beason’s new dea…Share TweetAny list of favorites for the 2013 NFL season includes the Falcons somewhere near the top of the list. It’s nice for a coach to have a team like that in his locker, but Mike Smith also has to deal with the consequences should the Falcons fail to live up…Share TweetCam Newton says the only thing on his mind as the Panthers open training camp is a three-letter word: Win.Share Tweet
NFC South afternoon updateFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- I’m about to head out to watch the Atlanta Falcons practice. But, first, let’s take a quick trip through the headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Michael Cunningham writes that rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant had …Share TweetFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- One of the last hurdles for the Atlanta Falcons' proposed new stadium is deciding on an exact site. It’s down to two locations, both near the Georgia Dome. The Falcons have said all along that the South site is the one they prefer…Share TweetDuring the 2011 draft, the Saints gave up a first-round pick in 2012 to get a late first-round pick that was parlayed into running back Mark Ingram. But from the moment he was stuffed at the goal line to conclude an epic Thursday night opener at Lambeau…Share TweetOne key positional battle for each NFC South team as training camps get underway. Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are pretty well set at the offensive skill positions, but one guy to keep an eye on in training camp and the preseason is running back Jacquiz…Share Tweet
Brutal conditioning test? ‘Chip Kelly pace’ at camp? New Orleans Saints seem serious about playing uptempoyahoo.com Jul 26, 2013The first curious sign from New Orleans Saints camp was reports of a brutal conditioning test that is unlike most of the ones seen around the NFL.Reports said it was like a CrossFit workout, and quarterback Drew Brees compared it to a "10-minute wr…Share TweetA report earlier this week indicated that three members of the Saints would start camp on the physically unable to perform list, which was correct in terms of the number of players but a bit off on their identities. Safety Roman Harper was included alon…Share Tweet
Julio Jones will be the next Falcon to get a big dealNow that Matt Ryan has signed a long-term deal to remain with the Falcons, G.M. Thomas Dimitroff and company won’t have to worry about giving out any more huge contracts. Until after the 2013 season. When the coming campaign ends, receiver Julio Jones w…Share Tweet
Steve Smith knows the Panthers can’t waitSteve Smith’s biological clock, like the time clocks of many with the Panthers, is ticking. After watching his team torpedo seasons with twin 2-8 starts under Ron Rivera, Smith knows his team doesn’t have time for a similar beginning. “I’m more at the p…Share Tweet
Tony Gonzalez will be in and out of campFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Don’t count on seeing much of Tony Gonzalez during training camp. The veteran tight end for the Atlanta Falcons was on the field as the team kicked off training camp Thursday, but he’s not sticking around. Coach Mike Smith said he…Share Tweetnytimes.com Jul 26, 2013Quarterback Matt Ryan, 28, is entering the sixth and final season of his original rookie contract.Share Tweet
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ready to start a new seasonJul 26Quarterback Cam Newton arrived at Carolina Panthers' training camp this afternoon and says the team is motivated to win this year.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton ready to start new seasonJul 26Quarterback Cam Newton arrived at Carolina Panthers training camp on Friday and says the team is motivated to win this season.
'NFL AM' discusses Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan's new contract, keeping him protectedJul 26Wes Durham joins "NFL AM" to talk how feelings were after Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan signed his new contract and also how to address the issues at offensive line.
'NFL AM' talks Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan's new contractJul 26Atlanta Falcons play-by-play announcer Wes Durham joins "NFL AM" to discuss the mood after Matt Ryan signed his new contract, as well as how the team can address the issues on offensive line.