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Jimmy Graham says Tampa game was turning point for Saints
profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
The New Orleans Saints chased a 13-3 regular season with an 0-4 start. They snapped out of it in Week Five with a win over the Chargers, and New Orleans has now won four out of five. So when was the actual turning point for the team? All-Pro tight endShare Tweet
Sunday: Bucs-Panthers in-game chat, 1 p.m.tampabay.com Nov 16, 2012Join Times beat reporter Stephen F. Holder Sunday at 1 p.m., as he chats live from Bank of America Stadium throughout the Bucs' game against the Panthers. Follow along, and add your comments and/or questions if you like. Bucs-Panthers in-game chat (Nov.…Share TweetSaints tight end Jimmy Graham was named the NFC offensive player of the week for his exploits against the Falcons and everyone knows there’s only one way to celebrate such an accomplishment. You sit down with the folks from Pro Football Talk on NBC SporShare TweetFalcons coach Mike Smith said Thursday that wide receiver Julio Jones and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon were “moving in the right direction” in their attempts to get their ankles healthy enough to play against the Cardinals this Sunday. They weren’tShare TweetThere are a lot of injury issues in the NFC South this week. Let's take a look at the latest on the most significant injuries: ATLANTA FALCONS The Falcons have a star-studded cast of players listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with Arizona. ReceiveShare Tweet
Buccaneers have NFL-high $30 million in cash on injured reserve listyahoo.com Nov 16, 2012The NFL is a league of attrition and no team is feeling the financial brunt of that fact quite like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who currently have a league-high $30.1 million of their 2012 cash payroll on Injured Reserve, according to league-wide salary d…Share TweetThe Saints have officially listed running back and return man Darren Sproles as questionable on their injury report for Sunday’s game at Oakland, but the Saints’ coaching staff sounds optimistic that he’ll be able to handle a full workload if swelliShare TweetFriday’s NFC South chat was held outside its normal time frame due to a scheduling conflict. But that didn’t seem to matter. We got the same great participation as always. Let’s take a run through some of the team-by-team highlights: ATLANTA FALCONSShare TweetThe Falcons obviously need to run better. But it might also help if they got together to get their stories straight as to why they’re not running better. After center Todd McClure said he didn’t want the line taking all the blame for the recent probleShare TweetThe Tampa Bay Times has a great story about former Tampa Bay coach Tony Dungy that really won’t come as a surprise. It’s vintage Dungy. Back in February, he bumped into a car in a church parking lot and left a note with his phone number. The owner ofShare TweetWhen Marques Colston arrived in New Orleans as a seventh-round draft pick out of Hofstra in 2005, he was fighting just to make the roster. If you had told Deuce McAllister, the team’s biggest star at the time, that Colston would some day break his francShare Tweet
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