Friday, July 5, 2013
Links: Meet Sean Payton, the caddie
By ESPN.com staff
Falcons rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant has learned plenty already facing off against the Falcons' wide receivers. But this year's first-round pick is also watching a cornerback that he considers a Hall of Famer closely, writes Daniel Cox of the team's website.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter continues his ranking of the Falcons' top 25 players. Coming in at No. 21 is Peter Konz. No. 22 was fullback Jason Snelling.
Several NFL players are hosting youth football camps in Georgia.
Free-agent safety Quintin Mikell has been talking to the Panthers and a deal "could be done soon," Geoff Mosher of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia reports.
In looking back over the Panthers' 2013 draft, Greg Cosell analyzes the team's first pick, saying Star Lotulelei is an athletic player for being a big man.
New Orleans Saints
Coach Sean Payton talks with the Saints' website about being a caddie for Ryan Palmer at the 2013 Greenbrier Classic. "So what started as a plan of vacationing here at the Greenbrier for a week, after two days I've quickly realized, this isn't a vacation," noted Payton.
The Times-Picayune continues its series on the Saints’ top 25 players, with No. 11: Jabari Greer.
The team's website is showcasing 25 reasons to get excited about training camp, and coming in at No. 22 is Akiem Hicks.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Who will step up as the Bucs' return man? Will the Bucs' defensive line improve from last year? Andrew North and Scott Smith, both of the team's website, debate some of the most intriguing storylines of Tampa Bay's upcoming training camp.
New special teams coordinator Dave Wannstedt says he's in Tampa Bay because he "trust(s) Greg, and I think he trusts me. This is where I wanted to be." Scott Reynolds of PewterReport.com has more from One Buc Place.