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NFC South afternoon update

4/22/2013

Darrelle Revis and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been dominating the news, but let's take a quick spin through some odds and ends from around the rest of the division:

ATLANTA FALCONS

In his latest mock draft, D. Orlando Ledbetter has the Falcons taking tight end Zach Ertz at No. 30. We’re doing our Blog Network mock draft Tuesday. I view Ertz as a possibility, but he’s not at the top of my list for Atlanta at the moment.

The Falcons announced Tuesday afternoon that they have released receiver Kerry Meier.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

In his latest Insider mock draft, Todd McShay gives the Panthers Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei. In his latest Insider mock draft, Mel Kiper gives the Panthers Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. I’m thinking there is a very good chance I could take either one of them in Tuesday’s mock draft. But I also am not ruling out the possibility of Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Linebacker Scott Fujita signed a one-day contract (from Peru) so he officially could retire as a member of the Saints. Fujita was with New Orleans from 2006 through 2009.

The New York Jets reportedly have offered a sixth-round pick for running back Chris Ivory. But the Saints might try to hold out a bit and get a fifth-round choice.