Around the NFC South

June, 5, 2012
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METAIRIE, La. -- I’m about to make my way over to the New Orleans Saints’ facility, where I’ll be watching the first of two minicamp practices Tuesday. Before I go, let’s take a look at some of the top headlines from around the NFC South.

Although NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hasn’t won a lot of friends this offseason, Mark Bradley writes that he’s doing what’s in the best long-term interest of the game by doing everything in his power to make it safer.

Filmmaker Sean Pamphilon talked yet again about why he released the infamous audio tape of former New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams speaking to the team the night before last season’s playoff loss to San Francisco. I don’t know about you, but it seems the more Pamphilon talks and writes, the less clear I become about his motives.

Another sad story about a big-name player running into financial trouble after football. Former Atlanta receiver Andre Rison reportedly will be featured in the ESPN documentary “Broke” in October. Rison made at least $19 million in base salary throughout his career.

Legendary New Orleans assistant equipment manager Glennon “Silky’’ Powell is retiring after 38 years with the Saints.

Carolina tight end Gary Barnidge put on a good show while taking batting practice with the Charlotte Knights.

Carolina right tackle Jeff Otah, who injured his knee in a workout last week, is all right. Coach Ron Rivera said an MRI revealed no damage to Otah’s knee. Still, Otah’s knee remains a major question because he barely has been able to play the past two seasons.

We’ll find out in just a few hours who will be the newest member of Tampa Bay’s Ring of Honor.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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