NFC South: Bob Kronenberg
- The NFL Players Association's grievance against the NFL in the Saints’ bounty situation will be heard Wednesday by an arbitrator. If that doesn’t work, the Louisiana Legislature has passed a resolution to ask the NFL to lighten the penalties against the Saints.
- The Saints’ staff came away from rookie camp particularly impressed with the performances of receiver Nick Toon, a fourth-round pick, and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks, a third-round pick.
- At least one person believes the Carolina Panthers found a huge steal in undrafted BYU offensive tackle Matt Reynolds.
- The Falcons continue to shuffle their personnel department after Les Snead left to become general manager in St. Louis and took along a couple members of the scouting department. The Falcons have promoted Lionel Vital to associate director of player personnel. The Falcons also promoted scouts Bob Kronenberg and Anthony Robinson.
- We all know the Panthers were horrible on special teams last season. Joseph Person has an overview of all the things the Panthers have done to try to improve in that area.
- The Buccaneers are ready to begin the most intense phase of their offseason workouts. They’ll be on the field a bit later Tuesday morning and I’ll be heading out to One Buccaneer Place to provide some observations.
- Tampa Bay kicker Connor Barth, who has been carrying the franchise tag, tweeted Monday night that he was on his way to Tampa and planned to join his teammates Tuesday. That’s a pretty strong sign Barth may have agreed to a long-term deal or, at very least, plans to sign his franchise tag.
The Falcons just announced a couple of news items. The team has signed linebacker Edmond Miles and shuffled its scouting department.
Miles has appeared in 18 games with the Dolphins and Giants over the last two seasons. Undrafted out of Iowa in 2007, Miles led the Dolphins in special-teams tackles that season.
General manager Thomas Dimitroff tapped into his New England background and hired Marvin Allen as the scout for the Eastern region. The team also promoted Mark Olson to scout the Western region and hired Bob Kronenberg as an area scout.
Allen spent the last 16 seasons scouting for the Patriots. Olson's been on Atlanta's staff for 11 years as an area scout and Kronenberg had spent the last seven years as a coach with the Arena Football League's Georgia Force, which is owned by Falcons owner Arthur Blank.