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Friday, August 10, 2012
NFC South programming notes

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

It’s been a very quiet afternoon in the NFC South. I used the time to write my Camp Confidential profile on the Carolina Panthers, which is scheduled to run Sunday.

No real news coming across the wires, but the Panthers did just send out a press release announcing enhanced security screening for this season. Starting with Saturday’s preseason game with Houston, security screening at Bank of America Stadium will include the use of hand-held wands and pat-downs. Fans are asked to allow extra time when coming to games.

Other than that, it’s quiet for now. But the night is still young. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Miami Dolphins at 7:30 p.m. ET.

I know a lot of people say preseason football isn’t important, but this game is an exception. The winner gets to play whoever emerges from the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa’s Plant High School for the Florida state championship.

I’ll be monitoring the Bucs and Dolphins and weighing in with observations as soon as it’s over. If you want to talk about the game while it’s going on, hit the comments section below.