Monday, April 8, 2013
NFC South evening update
By Pat Yasinskas
Time for an evening run through some news and notes from around the division:
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
There are all sorts of new reports -- that sound a lot like the same old reports -- about what’s happening (or not happening) on a potential trade with the New York Jets for cornerback Darrelle Revis. This one says the Bucs are willing to part with this year’s first-round pick, but the Jets are asking for more. My unsolicited advice to Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik is to sit tight and wear a poker face. With each day that passes, the more I think the Bucs have the upper hand and the Jets may drop what they’re seeking in compensation.
The agent for Howard University linebacker Keith Pough says the Bucs and Falcons have shown substantial pre-draft interest in his client.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
The Saints agreed to terms with free-agent safety Jim Leonhard, who spent last season with the Broncos and the three seasons before that with the Jets. I don’t think strong safety Roman Harper and free safety Malcolm Jenkins have anything to worry about. Leonhard was brought in purely to provide depth.
The team will open up Bank of America Stadium to fans to watch Day 3 of the NFL draft. The Panthers may have to deal with a fan mutiny if they haven’t added a defensive back or two by then.
Former Atlanta tight end Greg McCrary reportedly is hospitalized and in serious condition.