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Thursday, August 28, 2008
Around the NFC South: Jarrett grows up


Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

SAINTS
With quarterback Drew Brees expected to sit, get ready for a healthy dose of Tyler Palko tonight. He may need a strong showing to convince the Saints to keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster.

Larry Holder takes a look at some of the other roster choices the Saints have to make.

PANTHERS
Receiver Dwayne Jarrett said he has matured after a disappointing rookie season. With an assortment of injuries at receiver and Steve Smith suspended for the first two games, the Panthers could use some production from Jarrett.

David Scott has a rundown of the roster decisions facing the Panthers.

FALCONS
It's only the preseason, but Atlanta's defense hasn't allowed a touchdown in 10 quarters. That has come at the same time the Falcons have worked rookies Curtis Lofton and Chevis Jackson into key roles.

BUCCANEERS
Veteran linebacker Ryan Nece is on the bubble because of the emergence of Quincy Black, Matt McCoy and Adam Hayward.