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Random NFC South thoughts

7/20/2010

Three random thoughts as training camps get closer.

Just a hunch, but I’m pretty sure you’re going to see the New Orleans Saints sign a quarterback sometime in the next week or so. They need a veteran, just in case anything happens to Drew Brees. Their hands have been tied in free agency because they were one of the final eight teams. But those rules are about to expire. I’m thinking there’s a good chance you’ll see Patrick Ramsey joining the Saints soon.

One player we haven’t heard much about in months is fullback Brad Hoover, who was released in Carolina’s purge early in the offseason. Hoover said at the time he wanted to continue playing. This is a guy who might have a little left in the tank and he’s a great locker room guy. It might only be in a backup role, but I think you might see Hoover sign with a team soon and it could be a team in the NFC South.

The Falcons make it sound like defensive lineman Jamaal Anderson remains in their plans. That may be true and you could see another year of Anderson sliding back and forth between defensive end and defensive tackle. But Atlanta’s added some depth on the defensive line. If Anderson, a former first-round pick, doesn’t show something in the preseason, I’m thinking the Falcons may not even keep him on their opening-day roster.