Around the NFC South

Time for a trip through the headlines around the NFC South.

Mike Mayock writes that he’s not convinced the Carolina Panthers are going to draft Auburn quarterback Cam Newton. I see things from a different direction. While no final decision has been made, I think the Panthers are leaning strongly toward Newton. They’re down to their final meetings and unless someone can talk general manager Marty Hurney out of taking Newton (or Hurney talks himself out of the move), I think it’s going to happen. I really don’t see any team offering a trade that would entice Carolina to move out of the No. 1 spot.

Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik said he’s disappointed by the arrests on driving-under-the-influence charges of several staff members in recent months and is thankful that no one has been injured.

Mike Triplett takes a look at New Orleans’ defensive tackle situation. Even though the team signed Shaun Rogers before the lockout, a defensive tackle in the draft remains a possibility. Remi Ayodele and Anthony Hargrove are potential free agents.

Atlanta wide receiver Roddy White reportedly filled out an arrest application for a man who wants White to pay him $10,000 to get three of his game jerseys back. White reportedly gave them to the man, who was supposed to frame them for a much lower price. The story doesn’t indicate if White filled out the application with a pen or via his always-interesting Twitter account.