Wednesday, July 31, 2013
NFC South afternoon update
By Pat Yasinskas
Time for a spin through some odds and ends from around the division:
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
The team moved punter Michael Koenen to the active roster. Koenen had been on the inactive list at the start of camp due to a toe injury.
Martin Fennelly has a nice column on Annie Roberts. She’s the mother of soon-to-be Hall of Famer Warren Sapp and undoubtedly played a big role in shaping his career.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Forbes reports that Saint owner Tom Benson will collect about $400 million in state subsidies through 2025. The report says the lease agreement Benson signed for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome four years ago is one of the most complex and lucrative in NFL history.
Seneca Wallace, who is competing with Luke McCown for the backup quarterback job, missed Wednesday’s practice with a groin injury.
Scott Fowler writes that defensive end Greg Hardy could end up being the most outlandish character in franchise history. Read Fowler’s column and you’ll understand why. The Panthers haven't gotten a lot of attention in recent years. But, if they start winning, Hardy has the potential to become a darling for the national media.
Daniel Cox has a story on former Atlanta offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka, who is pursuing a career in professional wrestling.
The team had the day off and will return to practice Thursday.