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NFC South News and Rumors
Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil has yet to practice this week after suffering a sprained left shoulder in a win over the Carolina Panthers last week. That’s expected to change tomorrow. According to Arnie Stapleton of the Associated Press, DShare TweetAtlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones missed practice for the second straight day with an ankle injury on Thursday and will be a game-time decision against Arizona.Share TweetSaints running back Darren Sproles was expected by some to miss six games with a broken hand. In the end, he may miss only two. A day after returning to practice on a limited basis, Sproles fully participated in Thursday’s session. We’re told he”Share TweetCornerback Aqib Talib met the media on Thursday for the first time since the Patriots traded a fourth-round pick to the Buccaneers to acquire him just before the trade deadline. Talib said all the expected things about being excited to join the team and…Share TweetWe told you Wednesday that Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Ronde Barber were the only NFC South players leading at their positions in the early fan voting for the Pro Bowl. Now, it’s time to go a little deeper onShare TweetChargers running back Ryan Mathews remained in last Sunday’s game after a scary helmet-to-helmet collision that led to Buccaneers linebacker Quincy Black being carted off the field, but he wasn’t totally unscathed. Mathews has now missed practice on bShare Tweet
Checking out the experts' picksI went to check on the ESPN NFL Expert Picks expecting the panel to be unanimous in this week’s games involving NFC South teams. But it turns out that’s the case in only one game. The panel was unanimous in its choice of the Atlanta Falcons over the AShare TweetThe Bucs travel to Carolina on Sunday for a NFC South battle between two teams whose seasons have not exactly gone like the script that many felt it would. The Panthers were expected to take a big step forward after their 2011 season in which Cam Newton…Share TweetWe’ve got a bunch of significant injuries around the NFC South, so let’s take a look at the latest news. Carolina Panthers receiver/kick returner Armanti Edwards (groin) sat out Thursday's practice. That could clear the way for rookie Joe Adams to getShare Tweettampabay.com Nov 15, 2012There does appear to be some concern whether starting right guard Jamon Meredith can play Sunday against the Panthers. Meredith did not practice Thursday due to an ankle injury suffered in the final period of Wednesday's practice, when another player fa…Share TweetAlthough he already has been released, defensive end Ray Edwards still will cost the Atlanta Falcons $4.65 million against the 2013 salary cap. The Falcons are off the hook for the $5.5 million in base salary that Edwards was scheduled to earn next year…Share Tweet
Southern exposure for Week 11The suddenly-surging New Orleans Saints will play to the largest audience of any NFC South team on Sunday. Take a look at the map of which games will be broadcast in which areas on Sunday and follow the yellow that represents the game between the Saints…Share TweetCNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012The Saints have life again, as does their surprise featured back, Dennis Dillon writes. Chris Ivory has provided a spark that has fans asking the team's coaches, What took so long?Share Tweet
Can the Falcons make the Super Bowl?After a loss to New Orleans on Sunday, a lot of people started to write off Atlanta as “the same old Falcons." You know, the team that can’t win the big one. The team that hasn’t won a single playoff game since the arrivals of coach Mike Smith and qShare TweetThis really has been true for only five weeks, but I don’t think I’m going out on a limb by saying the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the most exciting offense in franchise history and they have a true franchise quarterback for the first time. Start thiShare Tweet
Around the NFC SouthLet's take a quick look at the headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Jeff Schultz writes that the Falcons have flaws, but points out every NFL team does. That’s very true. It may seem like the world is picking the Falcons apart right now.Share Tweet
Norv Turner, Antonio Gates stand behind Philip RiversAfter another costly interception from San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, head coach Norv Turner was asked if he’d consider sitting his starting quarterback. Turner had benched running back RyanShare Tweet
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