NFC South Morning Jog: Sean Payton Can't Speak with Saints During Suspension

Knox Bardeen@knoxbardeenNFC South Lead WriterApril 10, 2012

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 21:  Quarterback Drew Brees #9 and head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints wait for the call from a review against the Seattle Seahawks at Louisiana Superdome on November 21, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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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.

New Orleans Saints

Larry Holder reported Monday that restricted free-agent linebacker Jonathan Casillas would love to finish his career in New Orleans, but is exploring his options around the NFL. Casillas visited the Tennessee Titans on Monday.

Sam Wyche said Monday that once Sean Payton's suspension begins on April 16, he cannot speak with Joe Vitt or Mickey Loomis for the duration of his suspension. Payton's also not allowed to communicate with the Saints. The ban on communication involves football talk. There is some lenience when it comes to speaking on a personal level.


Atlanta Falcons

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 6: Corey Peters #91 of the Atlanta Falcons sacks Curtis Painter #7 of the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of their game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Ima
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Defensive tackle Corey Peters will join "The Sports Craze" on BlogTalkRadio Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. Peters will talk about the documentary he's featured in called "Late Rounders." Peters was selected with the 83rd-overall pick in the 2010 draft.

Free agent safety Madieu Williams has an offer in hand from the Falcons, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter. Williams is weighing that offer with one from the Redskins.


Carolina Panthers

The New York Jets have a strong desire for South Carolina pass rusher Melvin Ingram, but it may take a top-10 draft pick to land him, said Rich Cimini. It sounds like the Jets might be willing to move up in the draft if Ingram were available at the No. 9 pick where Carolina sits. The Panthers might be willing to move down.

Cam Newton advanced to the Elite Eight in the online voting for the honor of being on the cover of the EA Sports Madden NFL 13 game.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mary Kay Cabot mocked the draft over the weekend and selected Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon for the Cleveland Browns. That would leave both running back Trent Richardson and cornerback Morris Claiborne available for the Bucs at No. 5.

Here's more on the possible Tampa Bay decision between Claiborne and Richardson from Mark Cook. LeGarrette Blount was very vocal last week about the Buccaneers not selecting Richardson. Cook breaks this quote down and gives a good opinion as to why it doesn't bother him.