Around the NFC South

March, 13, 2013
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Time for a run through some news and notes from around the division:

ATLANTA FALCONS

Jeff Schultz writes that instead of sitting back and celebrating the return of tight end Tony Gonzalez the Falcons should be prompted to be more aggressive. He’s right. With Gonzalez back on board, Atlanta’s window for a Super Bowl remains open and you don’t know how long that’s going to last.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Joseph Person reports that the Panthers designated linebacker James Anderson as a June 1 cap release. That means his $4.2 million cap hit can be divided over this year and 2014. But the Panthers will have to count Anderson’s full cap hit until June 1.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

The Saints reportedly have set up a visit with Jacksonville free-agent cornerback Derek Cox. He could help a pass defense that was among the league’s worst last season. But Cox might not be the only cornerback on New Orleans’ radar. The agent for former Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield said his client could be a good fit with the Saints.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Scott Reynolds runs through a list of reasons why the Bucs are so interested in safety Dashon Goldson. He arrived for a visit Tuesday night and that’s continuing Wednesday. The Bucs clearly have made Goldson their priority and I’d be shocked if he leaves One Buccaneer Place without a contract.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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