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NFC South afternoon update

4/9/2013

Time for a quick look at the day's top headlines from around the NFC South:

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

In the latest twist of the saga of a possible trade with the New York Jets for cornerback Darrelle Revis, Mark Cook reports that the Bucs might not be willing to give up a first-round pick in 2013 or 2014. That’s contrary to a lot of previous reports that have said the Bucs would be willing to give up a first-round choice in one of those years. I suspect this is just more posturing as both sides try to angle for the best possible deal.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Check out this Sports Science video featuring Kenny Vaccaro, who I see as a potential draft pick for the Panthers. If Vaccaro doesn’t make it as an NFL safety, he could have a future as an Olympic hurdler.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Center Brian de la Puente has signed his tender as a restricted free agent.

ATLANTA FALCONS

Recently-signed linebacker Brian Banks went on Atlanta’s KTLA and talked about the ordeal he went through, which included serving more than five years in prison for a charge he later was exonerated of.