NFC South: Ran Carthon

NFC South links: A lighter Josh Freeman

May, 10, 2012
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Atlanta Falcons

Falcons scouts Ran Carthon and Taylor Morton have taken new jobs with the St. Louis Rams.

Wide receiver Roddy White is sounding off on Twitter once again.

Carolina Panthers

General manager Marty Hurney on the process of getting draft picks under contract: “A lot of teams are getting guys done. And we’re in the process of working on it. Hopefully, we’re making progress. It’s a totally different process really that should move much faster.”

The Panthers are still pondering where they will play rookie Luke Kuechly.

New Orleans Saints

Louisiana State Police investigators say they have made no decision regarding the Saints wiring case.

James Varney of The Times-Picayune: "The semantic hinge on which the case against the Saints swings -- between 'pay for performance' and 'bounty' -- has taken on a geographic dimension, too, as the pushback against player discipline mounts. Both New York professional football franchises, including the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, have flirted with behavior that appears to veer dangerously close to imperiling player safety."

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Quarterback Josh Freeman has dropped about 20 pounds in hopes of becoming more mobile after a disappointing 2011 season. General manager Mark Dominik: "You've seen a guy who's completely committed to getting his season back on track and hitting the reset button and getting his game back to hopefully to more of what we saw in 2010 as a young 22-year-old. The last couple years, he's been playing around 255-260 [pounds]. Right now, he's sitting downstairs [at the team facility] weighing about 235-238."

Could more legal trouble be on the horizon for quarterback Jordan Jefferson?

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