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NFC South Morning Jog: Clemson TE Dwayne Allen a 'Complete Tight End'

Clemson TE Dwayne Allen making an acrobatic catch.
Clemson TE Dwayne Allen making an acrobatic catch.Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Knox BardeenNFC South Lead WriterApril 4, 2012

Each morning, I like to start the day off with a workout—usually a morning jog. I can clear my head, plan my day and think about what's going on around the NFC South.

Carolina Panthers

At least two teams in the division have their eyes on Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen. Bryan Strickland spoke to Allen, who said that he was "a complete tight end" who is an every-down player.

Atlanta Falcons

D. Orlando Ledbetter said the Falcons have "kicked the tires" in investigating Alabama nose tackle Josh Chapman as a possible draft candidate.

New Orleans Saints

The Saints posted a Q&A session with new free-agent acquisition David Hawthorne, who is the third linebacker signed in the past few weeks.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Josh Freeman spoke to the press on Tuesday as the team congregated on One Buc Plaza to meet the new coaching staff. Freeman spoke about that and talked about beginning the process of getting comfortable in the new offense. [Video]

Tampa Bay running back LaGarrette Blount told Will Brinson that he wouldn't be too happy if the Bucs selected Alabama running back Trent Richardson in the draft. "I would not like that pick," Blount said on Tuesday.

Gerald McCoy sat down and spoke about his offseason workout schedule. Stephen Holder posted this gem from McCoy's trainer, Todd Durkin. [Video]

NFC South

Pat Yasinskas revealed the latest salary-cap numbers for the NFC South. Tampa Bay is in the best shape with $15.7 million left. The rest of the division is in rough shape when it comes to having any money left to spend. Atlanta has $1.66 million left, New Orleans $1.4 million and Carolina $707,000.

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