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Around the NFC South: A change for the better

Posted by ESPN.com staff

Atlanta Falcons

  • More praise for the Falcons for what they did during the offseason to improve the roster.

  • Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is viewing all these positive vibes as "a very bad sign" for the Falcons.

Carolina Panthers

  • He didn't know it at the time, but a position change in college has given rookie Larry Beavers a shot at the NFL.

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • The Tampa Tribune's Anwar Richardson offers this list of players the Bucs should consider signing, along with players the team should ignore.

  • Gary Shelton of the St. Petersburg Times says former Bucs linebacker Derrick Brooks is too good to be sitting on the sideline when the season begins.