Sunday, April 29, 2012
Around the NFC South
By Pat Yasinskas
Let's take a look at some headlines from around the NFC South.
Former Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Polian reportedly will join the Atlanta Falcons in a scouting capacity. The Falcons shuffled their front office a bit when Les Snead left to become the general manager in St. Louis. David Caldwell and DeJuan Polk each took on added duties. Polian should add experience and make the front office deeper.
Here’s a partial and unofficial list of undrafted rookie free agents expected to sign with the Carolina Panthers. One of them is Southern receiver Jared Green, the son of Hall of Famer Darrell Green. The Panthers are expected to announce their full list Monday or Tuesday after they have received signed contracts.
Here’s the list of undrafted rookies expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints.
Undrafted Toledo receiver Eric Page tweeted Saturday that he was signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But he apparently had a change of heart and signed with the Denver Broncos. Here’s a list of a few other rookies that are expected to sign with the Bucs.
With the drafting of receiver/return man Joe Adams, Armanti Edwards’ time with the Carolina Panthers is probably up. The Panthers traded a second-round pick in 2011 to take the former Appalachian State quarterback in the third round in 2010 and the plan was to turn Edwards into a receiver and returner. Former coach John Fox was opposed to drafting Edwards and was hesitant to play him. Edwards got a fresh start last year, when Ron Rivera took over, but was never able to make an impact.