Thursday, March 7, 2013
Around the NFC South
By Pat Yasinskas
Let's take a look at the morning headlines from around the division:
Wisconsin running back Montee Ball reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds in his pro day workout. That’s a big improvement from his time at the combine. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Don’t be surprised if the Falcons take Ball sometime after the first round. Ball could be a nice complement to Jacquizz Rodgers.
The agent for Lawrence Sidbury said re-signing with the Falcons is not an option for his client. That’s not surprising. Sidbury barely played last season, even though the Falcons had a glaring need for depth on the defensive line.
Linebacker and special-teams regular Jordan Senn will remain with the Panthers. Senn has agreed to a one-year deal.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Bradley Handwerger writes that three foreign-born defensive ends could be on the Saints’ draft radar. Bjoern Werner, Ziggy Ansah and Margus Hunt each have lots of potential, and we all know the Saints need to add guys who can get after opposing quarterbacks.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Roy Cummings writes that defensive end Michael Bennett and defensive tackle Roy Miller are likely to at least test free agency. I’m a little surprised the Bucs haven’t already signed those two. With Bennett, Miller, Adrian Clayborn, Gerald McCoy and Da’Quan Bowers, the Bucs have the ingredients for a good defensive line. If Miller and Bennett leave, the Bucs will have to add some new personnel.