Thursday, May 9, 2013
NFC South afternoon update
By Pat Yasinskas
Time for a run through some odds and ends from around the division:
The team waived kicker Casey Barth and cornerback Momo Thomas, a pair of undrafted free agents.
A lot of people are asking why kicker John Kasay wasn’t immediately put into the Panthers’ Hall of Honor upon his retirement this week. Scott Fowler has the answer. The Panthers said, sometime about a decade ago, they put in a rule that there is a five-year waiting period after the retirement of a player. I’m not sure that’s really necessary, but it does help make their Hall of Honor pretty elite. And I have no doubt Kasay will go in as soon as the five years are up.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Terrance Harris has a feature on rookie receiver Kenny Stills’ relationship with his father. Kenny Stills Sr. is a former NFL player. That is kind of a theme in the Saints’ locker room. Running back Mark Ingram, defensive end Cameron Jordan and receiver Nick Toon all have fathers who played in the NFL.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
In honor of Ronde Barber’s retirement, Stephen Holder has a look at the five best games of the defensive back’s career. Obviously, the NFC Championship Game against Philadelphia is on there. If you had to pick the best moment in franchise history, it might have come in that game when Barber returned an interception for a touchdown as the Bucs went on to their first, and only, Super Bowl.