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Thursday, July 28, 2011
NFC South quick hits

By Pat Yasinskas

Time for a lightning round through some headlines to keep you up to speed on all that’s happening around the NFC South.

Speaking of lightning, the thunderstorm that’s outside the windows of NFC South Blog Headquarters right now passed by One Buc Place a little bit ago. Take a look at this picture of the damage done to the huge Buccaneers flag.

The Falcons have a deal with third-round draft pick Akeem Dent.

Charlie Campbell reports that the Bucs are close to agreeing to a deal to keep guard Davin Joseph and something should be done within the next 24 hours.

New Orleans coach Sean Payton just finished addressing the media and revealed several transactions. The Saints have agreed to terms to keep Scott Shanle, Leigh Torrence, Chris Reis and Jo-Lonn Dunbar.

The Saints have agreed to terms with third-round pick Johnny Patrick.

Former New Orleans safety Usama Young has agreed to terms with Cleveland.

The Panthers have agreed to terms with veteran safety Sean Considine, who last played for Jacksonville.