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Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Afternoon roundup: Saints, Panthers watching weather

By Pat Yasinskas

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The team has a plan in place in case Hurricane Gustav comes close to the New Orleans area. Coach Sean Payton wouldn't elaborate on specifics, but the Saints will take any weather threat very seriously because they went through a worst-case scenario with Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


Coach John Fox wasn't happy about it, but he didn't have much choice. Bad weather in Charlotte forced the team to practice indoors.


Some tough decisions will have to be made at tight end as the team gets ready to trim its roster this weekend. The Falcons are carrying five tight ends. Ben Hartsock and Jason Rader look to be the top two. Marcus Pollard, Martez Milner and Keith Zinger probably are fighting for the final roster spot.


The Bucs should be announcing what roster moves they've made to get down to the 75-player limit shortly. In other news, receiver Joey Galloway practiced for the second straight day, but coach Jon Gurden still won't say if Galloway will play in Thursday night's preseason finale in Houston.