Around the NFC South

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Time for a quick trip through the NFC South headlines and we'll leave the Bucs out of this one since I was at their practice Wednesday and will be there again this afternoon.

  • New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has re-joined the Saints for Thursday morning's practice with the Texans after attending the memorial service for his mother.

  • AFC South colleague Paul Kuharsky is in Houston for the joint workouts and he had this report from the late practice Wednesday.

  • Folks in Charlotte are getting excited about rookie quarterback Hunter Cantwell. That's understandable because he did some nice things in the preseason opener. But don't get too carried away. The Panthers are pretty well set with Jake Delhomme, Josh McCown and Matt Moore as their top three quarterbacks and all three have experience in the system. If anything, Cantwell probably will end up on the practice squad, unless some other team grabs him for a regular roster spot.

  • With starting cornerback Chris Houston expected to sit out Friday night's preseason game with St. Louis because of injury, rookie corner Chris Owens has been getting the work with the first team.