NFC South: rookie minicamp
Two NFC South teams will hold rookie minicamps later this week and the other two will follow next week. Teams already are into their offseason programs and the on-field portion of organized team activities (OTAs) will be coming up soon. So will mandatory minicamps.
Let’s take a look at the upcoming schedule for each NFC South team:
The Atlanta Falcons will hold their rookie minicamp Friday through Sunday. Their OTA dates are May 28 through May 30, June 4 through June 6 and June 11 through June 14. The mandatory minicamp is scheduled from June 18 through June 20.
The Carolina Panthers will hold their rookie minicamp May 10 through May 12. Their OTAs are scheduled for May 21 through May 23, May 28 through May 30 and June 3 through June 6. The mandatory minicamp is slated for June 11 through June 13.
The New Orleans Saints will hold their rookie minicamp May 10 through May 12. OTAs are scheduled for May 21 through May 23, May 28 through May 30 and June 10 through June 13. The mandatory minicamp is scheduled for June 4 through June 6.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will begin their rookie minicamp Friday and it will conclude Sunday. OTAs are scheduled for May 20 and May 21, May 23, May 29 through May 31, June 3 and June 4 and June 6 and June 7. The mandatory minicamp is scheduled for June 11 through June 13.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Just arrived at One Buccaneer Place for Tampa Bay's rookie minicamp, which begins later this afternoon.
I've got the updated list of rookies who will be trying out during this camp and there are a couple of interesting notes. The Bucs are looking at the past with some of these prospects.
They've got Gary Anderson Jr., a defensive back from Rice, in for a tryout. His father played running back for the Bucs and for the Tampa Bay Bandits of the United States Football League. They also have brought in Notre Dame linebacker Maurice Crum Jr., whose father played in the NFL.
Another noteworthy name on the list is James Madison quarterback Rodney Landers, simply because he's a quarterback and the Bucs need someone besides Josh Freeman to throw passes in this camp.
The rest of the list includes: punter Matt Fodge, receiver Dorrell Jalloh, receiver Tommy Saunders, receiver Demond Tardy, receiver Co-Eric Riley, receiver Amarri Jackson, running back Paul McKinnis, running back Kareem Huggins, safety Merrill Johnson, running back Jay Lucas, cornerback Evan McCullogh, cornerback, Armando Murillo, safety Jeffrey Jack, fullback Conredge Collins, fullback Michael Christen, linebacker Nathan Williams, linebacker Terence Moore, linebacker Adetokunbo Abanikanda, linebacker Marcellus Speaks, guard Dion Small, tackle Demar Dotson, guard Calvin Darity, defensive end Jarrett Buie, offensive lineman Marc Dile, guard Michael Gates, tight end Cedric Hill, tight end Chris Zellner, defensive end Neefy Moffett, defensive tackle Melvin Matthew and defensive tackle Nate Robinson.