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NFC South links: Rob Ryan right for Saints?

2/7/2013

Atlanta Falcons

James Rael of SB Nation says the Falcons should renegotiate linebacker Stephen Nicholas' contract.

Carolina Panthers

The Panthers want a petition asking them to withhold money for child support payments from wide receiver Brandon LaFell’s paychecks to be dismissed.

Defensive tackle Dwan Edwards, a Buffalo castoff, will be an important piece to Carolina's defensive line, writes Bryan Strickland of the team's website.

New Orleans Saints

Nakia Hogan of the Times-Picayune says Rob Ryan, who is to interview Friday for the defensive coordinator job, would bring attitude and an attacking style.

Mike Triplett of the Times-Picayune says Rob Ryan seems uncomfortably similar to former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, from his super-sized ego to the coaching roots they both share under Buddy Ryan.

Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who celebrated another solid recruiting class for the Bulldogs on Wednesday, will interview for the Saints' defensive coordinator job, writes Larry Holder of the Times-Picayune.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Andrew Norton and Scott Smith of the team's website discuss how the NFC South will shape up in 2013.