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Around the NFC South

8/15/2013

Let's take a morning run through the headlines from around the division:

ATLANTA FALCONS

D. Orlando Ledbetter writes that the starters are expected to get 20 to 25 snaps in Thursday night’s preseason game at Baltimore.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Joseph Person writes that the Carolina defense has prepared for the fast-paced offense Philadelphia is running under new coach Chip Kelly.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Coach Sean Payton said that Charles Brown is ahead of the competition at left tackle. It sounds as if Brown virtually has locked up the starting job. But the key for him will be staying healthy throughout the regular season. That's been an issue for Brown in the past.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Rick Stroud writes that defensive end Da’Quan Bowers got fewer snaps on first and second downs Wednesday than he had been getting previously. I think the Bucs still want Bowers to be an every-down player, but they might be sending him a message that he needs to pick up his intensity.