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Thursday, July 15, 2010
NFC South links: WR Smith ready by September?

By ESPN.com staff

Atlanta Falcons

ESPN's John Clayton thinks Dunta Robinson and Matt Ryan are poised to earn a trip to the Pro Bowl this season.

Atlanta will have no less than four players vying for the right cornerback job when training camp starts at the end of July.

Former receiver Terance Mathis is holding a free elite football camp for high school players.

Carolina Panthers

The Panthers are hopeful that receiver Steve Smith, who broke his arm during a flag football game in June, will be back in time for their final preseason game on Sept. 2.

New Orleans Saints

Quarterback Drew Brees cleaned up at Wednesday night's ESPY Awards, winning four awards -- including Best Male Athlete.

Instead of attending the ESPYS, defensive back Malcolm Jenkins spent Wednesday night helping an anti-gun violence group take root.

Adam Schefter reports the Saints have signed a four-year contract with fourth-round pick Al Woods. Woods played defensive tackle for LSU and is expected to help New Orleans guard against the run.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Could quarterback Josh Freeman have a future as a coach? He took a shot Wednesday morning while running a high school football camp.