Wednesday, June 15, 2011
NFC South evening roundup
By Pat Yasinskas
Time for a quick run through the NFC South headlines.
New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees said he has a feeling similar to 2009 as the Saints wrapped up a series of players-only practices.
If the players get their way in the labor talks, off-field violations of the league’s conduct policy during the lockout won’t be subject to NFL discipline. That could be significant for Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib, who was charged with assault in an incident involving a gun in March. I suspect commissioner Roger Goodell and the league have a different opinion on that matter.
Atlanta backup quarterback John Parker Wilson and offensive lineman Mike Johnson have been spending time back in their native Alabama trying to raise awareness for tornado relief.
Former Atlanta and Tampa Bay running back Warrick Dunn, who now is part owner of the Falcons, received the Jefferson Award for community service.
Steve Reed has a list of 10 Panthers to watch when the lockout ends. It’s no surprise that wide receiver Steve Smith and quarterback Cam Newton top the list.
Here’s some audio of me talking Panthers with our friends at Cat Crave Radio.