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NFC South News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 6, 2013
Special teams coverage can be taken for granted - until it fails. Then comes the lamenting. A lull, then lamenting. It’s the cycle of special teams life. The Panthers’ special teams coverage was a strength in 2012, and the club has moved to secure oShare Tweet
profootballtalk.com Mar 6, 2013Last year, it was widely presumed that the Eagles would cut cornerback Asante Samuel and his eight-figure salary. Then, out of nowhere, the Eagles traded Samuel to the Falcons. It’s important to keep that in mind as we now assume the Eagles will cut cShare TweetAs we count down the days to free agency (it starts Tuesday), here’s a new toy for you. Check out the Insider NFL Free-Agent Tracker. It ranks all the free agents and has detailed scouting reports on each player. I’ve already been running through quitShare Tweetnola.com Mar 6, 2013Roger Goodell tops SI's list of 50 most powerful people in sportsShare TweetTodd McShay has the latest edition of his Insider mock draft up and he’s going heavily with defense for most of the NFC South. At No. 13, McShay has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro. This seems to go hand in hand with the growiShare TweetWhen it comes to free agency, there’s only one NFC South fan base that should be letting its mind wander too far. That’s the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They are about $32 million under the salary cap and that number could get to $40 million if cornerback EShare Tweet
A fix for Carolina at cornerback?In their Insider Offseason Playbook series, Gary Horton and Field Yates propose a solution for Carolina’s problems in the defensive backfield. They suggest the Panthers go out and sign free-agent cornerback Aqib Talib. On the surface, that may sound likShare TweetThe Atlanta Falcons have been tied to a possible trade for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. I’m not buying it. Sure, Revis would be a nice upgrade for any secondary. But I don’t think he’s in Atlanta’s plans. General manager Thomas DimitroShare TweetTime for a look at some odds, ends and headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Recently released defensive end John Abraham issued a statement thanking the organization and fans. Abraham also said he wants to play several more years in the N…Share Tweet
Josh Freeman’s agent meets with Bucsprofootballtalk.com Mar 6, 2013Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano’s comments about quarterback Josh Freeman just after the end of the season led some to wonder if the team considered Freeman to be the long-term answer at the position. Schiano clarified his comments about wanting competitiShare Tweet