Around the NFC South

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Time for a quick trip through the headlines for the rest of the NFC South before I head out to the first practice of Carolina's camp.


  • For those who thought Reggie Bush wasn't physical enough, the running back has been mixing it up with linebackers.

  • Rookie Malcolm Jenkins now has missed five practices as he waits for a contract agreement. Each practice he misses is putting Tracy Porter one step closer to being the opening-day starter.

  • Our Chris Mortensen had his bus out at camp Sunday. I'll have a subcompact rental car out there Wednesday and Thursday.


  • The current tab for Roddy White's holdout is nearly $32,000. It could be up to almost $48,000, if he doesn't show today.

  • White's holdout aside, Daniel Cox writes the Falcons are showing the right attitude early in camp.

  • Once again, veteran receiver Brian Finneran says he's just trying to earn a roster spot.

  • Sounds like the chemistry between tight end Tony Gonzalez and quarterback Matt Ryan is developing quite nicely.


  • Tampa Bay's quarterbacks struggled Sunday. Just a hunch, but I don't think that will be the only time that happens this summer.

  • Tight end Kellen Winslow admitted he still is working to learn the offense and is trying to adjust to the Florida heat. Note to Winslow: You could have gotten a jump on both by spending the entire offseason in Tampa.

  • Coach Raheem Morris wasn't happy with the tempo of practice Sunday, so he changed it dramatically.