Hitting the NFC South links


Atlanta Falcons

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution examines whether the Falcons should try to sign 33-year-old cornerback Champ Bailey.

Jay Adams surveys who the Falcons are tabbed to pick in a number of mock drafts.

Carolina Panthers

ESPN's Todd McShay thinks defensive end Da'Quan Bowers would be a better pick than defensive tackle Nick Fairley, and he doesn't expect the Panthers to trade back in the first round.

Charlie Dayton of Panthers.com takes a look at the staff coach Ron Rivera has put together.

New Orleans Saints

Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune weighs the pros and cons of the Saints adding free-agent defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.

In a Q&A with NewOrleans.com, coach Sean Payton talked about the firestorm surrounding his family's move to Dallas, the team's disappointing loss in the playoffs last season and how the team can improve going forward.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Center Jeff Faine worries about how the looming lockout would affect the team.

McShay sees defensive end as the Bucs' greatest weakness and he currently projects the team to draft defensive end Ryan Kerrigan.