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NFC South News and Rumors
Falcons sign second-round pick Robert Alford
The number of unsigned 2013 draft picks continues to drop. The Falcons announced Friday that they have reached agreement on a contract with cornerback Robert Alford. Alford was the 60th overall pick in April and one of eight picks overall by the Falcons…Upvote Share Tweet
Time for a look at some team-by-team highlights from Friday’s NFC South chat: ATLANTA FALCONS Bobby G (Agawam, Mass): I expected after Clabo's official June 1st exit that Atlanta would have made one last move, has Ryan's contract moved to a higher prior…Upvote Share Tweet
Tony Gonzalez excused from next week’s minicampThe Falcons were willing to slow-play the recruitment of veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez, careful to give him time to make a decision to come back for another year. Likewise, they’re going to give him even more time off. According to the team’s officiUpvote Share TweetThe major question facing each team in the division as summer break looms. Atlanta Falcons. Is the pass rush good enough? The Falcons replaced John Abraham with Osi Umenyiora. That might end up being something close to an even trade. But, just like when…Upvote Share Tweet
Around the NFC SouthLet's take a morning run through some news and notes from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Pete Prisco writes that running back Steven Jackson has turned to a gluten-free diet as he approaches his 30th birthday. Jackson is well aware that many runni…Upvote Share TweetThe Giants were next-to-last in the league in total defense last year, and it took the Saints breaking the league record for charity to surpass them. And then, instead of adding a lot of parts, the Giants lost some, moved others, and walk into the year …Upvote Share Tweet
32 in 32: Atlanta FalconsJun 14Will the addition of running back Steven Jackson help take the Atlanta Falcons' offense to the next level? Heath Evans breaks it down on "NFL Total Access."
Digital Extra: Jerry Richardson's selfless gestureJun 14Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen tells the story of how team owner Jerry Richardson reached out to Olsen in a time of need for Olsen's young son. For more, visit NFL.com/fathersday.
Greg Olsen's touching storyJun 14When Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen arrived in Charlotte, he didn't realize the move might save his son's life. Kimberly Jones has the story of T.J. Olsen's medical battle and how the family is fighting to help other children in similar situatio…