Around the NFC South

March, 9, 2010
  • The Falcons have re-signed long-snapper Joe Zelenka.
  • The Panthers have signed wide receiver Wallace Wright. Don’t get too excited. He’s not even close to a candidate to fill the No. 2 or No. 3 receiver spot, something the Panthers desperately need. Wallace was pretty much just a special-teams player in his time with the Jets.
  • Safety Darren Sharper still is saying he would like to re-sign with the Saints. He also recently had minor knee surgery.
  • Although the Falcons frequently talk about the “process,’’ Daniel Cox points out the signing of cornerback Dunta Robinson shows the team is moving with a sense of urgency.
  • The Saints reportedly are showing interest in defensive tackles Jamal Williams and Maake Kemoeatu. Sounds like Williams is the first target.
  • Former Carolina kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd has signed with Minnesota. Lloyd did a nice job handling kickoffs for the Panthers the past two years. But the Panthers have been shedding a bunch of luxuries and a kickoff specialist no longer seems like a necessity. Field goal kicker John Kasay and punter Jason Baker have handled kickoff duties in the past, but neither excels in that role.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter



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