NFC South: Deuce McAlister
As the Falcons continue their quest for a new stadium, Dwight Collins asks if the Georgia Dome really is obsolete.
Speaking of that possible new open-air stadium, the Falcons and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority have reached an agreement that allows them to discuss the business relationship in any stadium plans that are developed.
Here’s a look at some NFL stars who have hit hard financial times after and, in some cases, during their careers. There are a couple of NFC South ties here, highlighted by former New Orleans players Deuce McAllister and Mark Brunell.
Scott Reynolds writes that the Buccaneers want Cadillac Williams back next season, and the running back has said he would like to stay with the only team he’s ever played for. But Williams also has said he wants to test free agency and that means it’s not a given that he’ll return. After struggling as a feature back early last season, Williams found a niche as a third-down back. The Bucs would like to keep him in that role and likely would pay him accordingly. But Williams might have a shot at more money and more playing time on the open market.
Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
It's not often you get to write about a guy named Vitamin, so I'm going to take the opportunity while I've got it.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Saints made history today as four players (Robert Meachem, Deuce McAllister, Mike Bell and Pierre Thomas) each scored a rushing touchdown in the first half against the Lions.
The last time that happened was Nov. 18, 1951 by the Rams in a victory against the New York Yankees (yes, the Yankees). The four players who scored that day were Dan Towler, Jerry Williams, Dick Hoerner and, of course, Vitamin Smith.