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Thursday, October 9, 2008
NFC South evening roundup

Posted by's Pat Yasinskas

A quick look at the day's headlines:


Receiver Marques Colston practiced (although on a limited basis) for the second straight day.

Reading between the lines: It's probably too much to expect to see Colston this Sunday. But next week's game against Carolina suddenly is looking like a real possibility. It's starting to look like a safe bet Colston will be on the plane when the Saints leave Charlotte for London for an Oct. 26 game with San Diego.


Receiver Joey Galloway got on the practice field for the first time in about a month.

Reading between the lines: Coach Jon Gruden sounded like he was getting a little impatient with Galloway's injury Wednesday. Not sure if Galloway will be ready to play Sunday, but there may be light at the end of the tunnel. If not, Gruden may start trying to lure Jerry Rice out of retirement.


Starting offensive tackles Jordan Gross and Jeff Otah returned to practice after sitting out last week with concussions. Gross, who suffered a concussion, said he thinks he'll be able to play Sunday against Tampa Bay.

Reading between the lines: The Panthers beat Kansas City with Jeremy Bridges and Frank Omiyale as their starting tackles. The Bucs (see Gaines Adams and Kevin Carter) are a couple of notches up from the Chiefs.


Mixed news on a couple of guys the Falcons had on the physically unable to perform list. Defensive tackle Trey Lewis expects to miss the rest of the season. Offensive lineman Renardo Foster is likely to begin practicing next week.

Reading between the lines: Foster, who weighs 340 pounds, could bring some depth to an offensive line that's been better than expected so far. Lewis had a few bright moments last year, but the Falcons weren't optimistic about getting much out of him this year because of the injury.