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Around the NFC South -- without Favre

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Time for a quick trip around the NFC South without a mention of Brett Favre.

Atlanta Falcons

  • This one's long overdue, but the Falcons say they may give running back Jerious Norwood more touches. The problem is, they paid Michael Turner a lot of money and he's going to be the focal point of this offense.

  • Quarterback D.J. Shockley, who missed his rookie year with a knee injury, said he hopes to play in the preseason opener against Jacksonville.


Carolina Panthers


New Orleans


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • For the first time in coach Jon Gruden's tenure, the Bucs will hold a night practice during training camp. There's a reason behind this. The Bucs, who did not have a prime-time game last year, have three this season. Gruden wants to give his return men and receivers a chance to get some work under the lights.