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Thursday, October 16, 2008
NFC South evening roundup


Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

SAINTS

The injury report continues to look much better than it has in recent weeks, with tight end Jeremy Shockey and receiver Marques Colston practicing for the second straight day.

Receiver Courtney Roby, a third-round pick by Tennessee in 2005, was signed. The move came two days after the team released Terrance Copper. Roby also spent time with Indianapolis. Copper was a regular on special teams, but the Saints believe Roby may have more upside as a receiver and could be worth a look.

BUCCANEERS

Coach Jon Gruden said there's a 50 percent chance Joey Galloway will play Sunday. That sounds about 500 percent more positive than Gruden has sounded in recent weeks.

PANTHERS

Here's a very nice story by Steve Reed about the Panthers helping lift the spirits of a seriously ill child. As quarterback Jake Delhomme says in the story, this puts things in perspective.

FALCONS

Coach Mike Smith is using the bye week to address the red zone offense and a couple of other weak spots.

I sat down with owner Arthur Blank during the NFL meeting earlier this week. Check back tomorrow afternoon for an extensive story with Blank's thoughts on Atlanta's fast start and where the Falcons are going.