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No state money for Panthers stadium upgrades

No state money for Panthers stadium upgrades

profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 4, 2013
The Panthers and the City of Charlotte have a deal that would result in upgrades to Bank of America Stadium.  But to the extent that deal relies upon state money, the deal is about to fall apart. According to Jim Morrill of the Charlotte Observer, North…
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  • No franchise tags in NFC South

    No franchise tags in NFC South

    ESPN.com Mar 4, 2013
    We’re past the deadline for franchise tags and the NFC South has collectively passed. A year after a record 21 teams used the tag, only eight teams opted to use it this year and none were from the NFC South. There was a thought that Tampa Bay might fran
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  • Brodrick Bunkley restructures contract

    Brodrick Bunkley restructures contract

    The Saints didn’t use the franchise tag on Monday, but they did make a move to clear themselves room under the salary cap. Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com reports that the team has restructured the contract of defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley. Bunkley had be
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  • Munnerlyn could fit elsewhere in division

    Munnerlyn could fit elsewhere in division

    ESPN.com Mar 4, 2013
    It appears as if cornerback Captain Munnerlyn is on his way out of Carolina, but maybe not the NFC South. The Panthers would like to keep Munnerlyn and use him as their nickel cornerback But the feeling inside the building is that the Panthers don’t hav
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  • Updated NFC South cap space

    Updated NFC South cap space

    ESPN.com Mar 4, 2013
    Salary-cap numbers are very much in flux these days as teams are getting ready for the league year. But I was able to get my hands on some numbers that should be totally up to date (and these include some incentive payments that recently were added to t…
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  • John Abraham thinks he has a couple of years left

    John Abraham thinks he has a couple of years left

    profootballtalk.com Mar 4, 2013
    Getting released by the Falcons last week isn’t the end of the road for defensive end John Abraham. Abraham doesn’t know whether or not there could be a return engagement in the cards with Atlanta, but he does know that there’s still some unfinished
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  • Matt Ryan should get Joe Flacco money

    Matt Ryan should get Joe Flacco money

    ESPN.com Mar 4, 2013
    As the full details of Joe Flacco's six-year, $120 million contract come spilling out over the next few days, a lot of people in Atlanta are going to be paying very close attention. Start with Falcons owner Arthur Blank. Throw in general manager Thomas …
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  • Saints need a pass-rusher

    Saints need a pass-rusher

    ESPN.com Mar 4, 2013
    In this Insider post, Gary Horton and Field Yates take a look at the biggest needs for the New Orleans Saints. Not surprisingly, almost all the needs are on the defensive side of the ball and nowhere are they bigger than at outside linebacker. That’s wh
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  • Falcons need to re-sign Brent Grimes

    Falcons need to re-sign Brent Grimes

    ESPN.com Mar 4, 2013
    When the Atlanta Falcons released veteran defensive end John Abraham last Friday, you could look down the road and see the other shoe dropping. The Falcons didn’t make this move without a plan. They’re going to replace their top pass-rusher with anoth
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  • Ex-Saint blasts Hargrove over his bounty claim

    Ex-Saint blasts Hargrove over his bounty claim

    Former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Remi Ayodele blasted Anthony Hargrove on Sunday, after his former teammate claimed that it was Ayodele who said "give me my money" in a video clip after a hit on Brett Favre in the 2009 NFC title game.
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Mar 4, 2013
    Time for a look at the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS D. Orlando Ledbetter reports that it appears St. Louis running back Steven Jackson will be the top target in free agency. I’m not totally opposed to the move because Jackson
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  • Decision time looms for Ronde Barber, Bucs

    Decision time looms for Ronde Barber, Bucs

    profootballtalk.com Mar 4, 2013
    The Buccaneers have been through this before with Ronde Barber, but this year, the decision on how (or if) they should accommodate the veteran defensive back is dragging on. According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, the Bucs and Barber will meet s…
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