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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
NFC South quick hits

By Pat Yasinskas

Things are happening rapidly across the division (except in Tampa Bay where the Buccaneers have the day off), so let’s turn to the headlines to stay up to speed.

ATLANTA FALCONS

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Falcons have informed the Georgia World Congress Center Authority that the south site for the proposed new stadium is not feasible. The south site had been preferred by the Falcons, but deals haven’t been reached with two churches that are located on that property. The Falcons now will begin a study of the alternative north site.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Cam Newton didn’t have a great practice Tuesday. The quarterback was intercepted a couple of times. But it’s not unusual for a quarterback to hit a wall at this point because arms tend to get tired after the first four or five days of camp.

Rough practice aside, general manager Dave Gettleman said it’s time for Newton to win. We’ll have a lot more on that train of thought Wednesday when we run the Camp Confidential profile on the Panthers.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Rookie Terron Armstead got some work with the second team at left tackle. Prior to Tuesday, Armstead had been working with the third team. This might be a sign that Armstead has fared well so far. Or it might be a sign that the Saints are just mixing things up in a competition that also includes Charles Brown and Jason Smith.

Receiver Marques Colston remains on the physically unable to perform list, but coach Sean Payton said he’s making progress. Don’t be surprised if Colston begins practicing soon.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy came to camp 10 pounds under what the Bucs expected. The weight loss was by design and should make McCoy even quicker.