Around the NFC South


Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Time for a morning trip through the NFC South.


The normally-intense Steve Smith is enjoying a relaxing week in Hawaii where he's getting ready for the Pro Bowl.

Jerry Richardson's high school friends are optimistic the Carolina owner will make a full recovery after a heart transplant.


Anwar S. Richardson wonders if new coach Raheem Morris will have to cut veteran receiver Joey Galloway. I think that's pretty much a given. Last season showed the 37-year-old Galloway doesn't have much left in his legs and it's time for the Bucs to start getting younger in a lot of areas. It's even possible Galloway makes the decision for the Bucs and retires.


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wonders how free-agent defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth might fit into the Falcons' plans.


Governor Bobby Jindal and the Saints are working under a two-month deadline to assure the Saints stay in Louisiana beyond 2010. But some officials want things hurried up so New Orleans can make a strong bid for the 2013 Super Bowl.