NFC South afternoon thoughts and observations

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Some random afternoon thoughts on the NFC South.

I said it this morning and I'll say it again: Don't look for Terrell Owens to end up in the NFC South. Go ahead and totally scratch Carolina, Atlanta and New Orleans off the list for the reasons I mentioned this morning. The only NFC South spot that even has a remote chance for Owens to land is Tampa Bay, and I really don't see that one happening either.

In related news for those imagining things that will never happen, this just in: Michael Vick will not play for the Atlanta Falcons again.

I'm getting a lot of questions about Roy Williams (the safety) perhaps landing in Tampa Bay, Atlanta or New Orleans. All three need safety help, but I don't think the Saints would be a good fit. Their glaring need is at free safety and Williams is not a cover guy.

Just a thought here, and I know Tampa Bay's defense is changing, but John Lynch, another guy who could hit but wasn't all that good in coverage, had a very nice career with the Bucs.

Now, here's another thought for Saints fans: What if Williams put on about 10 pounds and moved to linebacker?

For those still waiting for the Bucs to make a huge move, this is not it. Tampa Bay re-signed receiver/special teams guy Cortez Hankton on Thursday.