Three of the NFC South's head coaches were ranked in the top 20 by the Houston Chronicle's Lance Zierlein, who he believes are "the best coaches headed into 2013."
Falcons offensive tackle Justin Blalock made a special appearance at the Atlanta Symphony Thursday night. The Atlanta Symphony tweeted a photo: "A perfect end to a perfect night. Justin Blalock conducts the last piece of the night." And Blalock put the experience into his own words, "Just conducted and played with the Atlanta symphony orchestra. Anything is possible!!"
No player from Atlanta’s defense will show up on this year’s Top 100 list, but the Falcons’ four selections who did make it demonstrate a high level of respect for the offense.
Defensive end Charles Johnson "has the potential to put together a season that screams Pro Bowl," writes Bryan Strickland of the team's website.
Deidra Gray, the woman convicted of murdering former Panther Fred Lane, is running a summer camp in Raleigh, N.C.
New Orleans Saints
Quarterback Drew Brees talks about the offseason, training camps and more with SiriusXM NFL Radio. "The thing that I am most upset about last year was that our record was not indicative of the effort by our coaching staff in Sean’s (Payton) absence," Brees said.
The Times-Picayune continues its series on the Saints’ top 25 players, with No. 16: Malcolm Jenkins.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The New York market has not easily forgotten about Darrelle Revis. The Star-Ledger reports on the Bucs' new star and his promotional video that begs the question if Jets fans have finally let go of Revis?
Tampa Bay Buccaneer players, cheerleaders and mascot Captain Fear appeared Thursday at a field near Kimbell Elementary School in Tampa to present a $15,000 check to a local youth football team whose locker room and storage unit had been burglarized and vandalized.
The team's website examines the shape of the Bucs' 90-man roster.