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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
NFC South links: Barber supports Talib

By ESPN.com staff

Atlanta Falcons

Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that it’s debatable how much the player-led workouts are accomplishing, but "any motion is better than no motion, even if it lacks emotion."

In a speech delivered to high school athletes, quarterback Matt Ryan stressed the importance of preparation.

Carolina Panthers

If a new labor deal is not reached by August, the Panthers will likely stay in Charlotte to train instead of holding training camp at Wofford.

Receiver Steve Smith said he was very impressed with both Cam Newton and coach Ron Rivera after meeting them.

New Orleans Saints

Reggie Bush reportedly has not returned his Heisman Trophy that he agreed to surrender to the Heisman Trust.

Andrew Juge looks at who should be the starting center for the Saints -- Matt Tennant or Jonathan Goodwin?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Backup quarterback Josh Johnson has no problems supporting Josh Freeman now, but when he becomes a free agent after the 2011 season, Johnson would like a chance to start somewhere.

Ronde Barber would like the Bucs to hold on to troubled corner Aqib Talib.