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NFC South evening update

It’s been a fairly quiet day in all NFC South precincts. We’ve gone about 10 hours with no new reports of other candidates turning down the Tampa Bay coaching job.

So let’s take a look at some of the headlines from around the division.

— New Orleans director of college scouting Rick Reiprish said the Saints won’t change their approach even though they currently don’t have a first-round pick. The Saints would be foolish if they did change their approach. You never know what’s going to happen. It may be a long shot, but a scenario could present itself in which the Saints somehow trade for a first-round pick. They also have to scout the players who look like certain first-round picks at the moment. I’ll just point to Da'Quan Bowers as an example. A year ago at this time, everyone seemed certain he would be a top-10 pick. But concerns developed about his knee and Bowers fell well into the second round before Tampa Bay drafted him. You have to be ready for any scenario.

— In explaining his decision to turn down the Tampa Bay coaching job, Chip Kelly said he has “unfinished business’’ at Oregon.

— Baltimore’s Terrell Suggs had some praise for new Atlanta offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Suggs played at Arizona State when Koetter was there.

— Carolina general manager Marty Hurney said the Panthers aren’t locked into going with offense or defense with their first-round pick. Hurney says that every year — and so do a lot of other general managers — but the Panthers almost always use the pick on an area of need. Nothing wrong with that.