Around the NFC South

December, 8, 2011
12/08/11
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Time for a look at Thursday morning's top headlines from around the NFC South.

Atlanta linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is starting to make some big plays. Apparently, Weatherspoon also is a flashy dresser.

The Panthers are ready to turn to Andre Neblett and Frank Kearse as their starting defensive tackles, after losing Sione Fua and Terrell McClain to season-ending injuries.

The last time the Saints faced Tennessee quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was when he was playing for Seattle. That was in a playoff game the Saints lost last season. The Saints will face Hasselbeck again Sunday.

Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib has been playing through a hamstring injury most of the season. He hasn’t missed a game. But Talib was sent to have some tests Wednesday to see if the injury has worsened.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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