Around the NFC South

September, 14, 2011
9/14/11
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Time for a look at the headlines from around the NFC South.

The Panthers kept the revolving door at defensive tackle spinning as they added veteran Ronald Fields, who previously has been with Miami, San Francisco and Denver. The Panthers also added offensive lineman Reggie Wells, who previously was a starter for Arizona.

The Buccaneers waived long-snapper Christian Yount. Presumably, Tampa Bay will be adding a new long-snapper Wednesday.

Atlanta defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder said the Falcons have to improve their tackling.

Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey said the Falcons will try to throw deep passes, but won’t force them if they’re not there.

Mike Triplett reports that Tom Condon, the agent for New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, had a “substantial talk’’ with general manager Mickey Loomis about a contract extension Tuesday. But Condon wouldn’t elaborate when asked if a deal was close.

Tampa Bay defensive tackle Brian Price left Sunday’s game, but it was not related to the surgery he had on his pelvis last year. Price merely was fatigued.

Carolina receiver Steve Smith said he’s having fun again. That’s largely because the Panthers now have a quarterback (Cam Newton) who can get him the football.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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