Evening roundup from across the Atlantic

October, 23, 2008
10/23/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

A look at the day's events in the NFC South.

PANTHERS
It looks like another week of Geoff Hangartner at center and Jeremy Bridges at right tackle. Starters Ryan Kalil and Jeff Otah sat out another practice with injuries. With a bye coming up after Arizona, the cautious approach with Kalil and Otah might be the best long-term move by the Panthers.

BUCCANEERS
After missing five games because of injury, it looks like receiver Joey Galloway could make his return Sunday against Dallas. With coach Jon Gruden already saying Antonio Bryant will hold on to his starting role, Galloway could have his snaps limited and be used as the third receiver.

FALCONS
Philadelphia is a city known for producing underdogs (see Rocky I through whatever) and Atlanta cornerback Brent Grimes is one of those. He grew up in Philadelphia, was lightly recruited by colleges and made it to the NFL without being drafted. Now, he's got a starting job. A knee injury could hold him out of Sunday's homecoming in Philadelphia but don't be surprised if Grimes ends up playing.

SAINTS
Just a thought here, but doesn't it seem like the Saints are taking a bit of a gamble with their special teams? I mean, I understand letting punter Steve Weatherford go at some point. But why sign Ben Graham as the replacement right now. Graham may be just fine as a punter. But he also has to take over as the holder on field goals and extra points. To summarize, the Saints have a rookie kicker (Taylor Mehlhaff), a new holder and the very real possibility of wet weather at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Sounds like a possible formula for disaster.

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