Monday, February 11, 2013
NFC South evening update
By Pat Yasinskas
Let’s take a run through some odds and ends from around the division:
Remember Ray Edwards, the free-agent bust the Falcons released in the middle of last season? Well, after no other team signed him, Edwards apparently turned to boxing. Check out the video of his recent fight in North Dakota.
Since Dave Caldwell left to become the general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Falcons have readjusted their personnel department by promoting from within. The latest example is the team’s announcement that Tukunbo Abanikanda has been promoted to area scout. In 2012, he worked as a scouting assistant.
In his latest mock draft, Charlie Campbell has the Panthers taking Ohio State defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins. Defensive tackle has been a problem spot for the Panthers for years and veteran Ron Edwards appears to be a likely salary-cap cut.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Safety Rafael Bush said he has re-signed with the team. Bush played mostly on special teams last season. But, with new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan taking over, Bush could have a shot at more playing time at safety.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Stephen Holder reports that the Bucs have had no substantial contract talks with defensive tackle Roy Miller. That’s a little surprising because Miller was a key part of a solid run defense last season. But there’s still a month before the start of free agency, so talks could start up at any time.