NFC South Morning Jog: Drew Brees Likely Won't Report for Workouts

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NFC South Morning Jog: Drew Brees Likely Won't Report for Workouts
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Until QB Drew Brees gets a long-term contract he's likely going to skip offseason workouts.

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

On Monday, Saints players can officially begin their offseason workouts and film room study at the team's facility.

Sheldon Mickles of The Advocate wondered if this is the day that everything starts returning to normal for the Saints.

Meanwhile, Drew Brees doesn't have a long-term contract in place and isn't expected to show up at the team's facility on Monday to begin offseason workouts, according to Mike Triplett of The Times-Picayune.

Atlanta Falcons

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution unveiled his Mock Draft 1.0 on Monday. With Atlanta's pick in the second round, he went with Cal offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz.

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Cam Newton is expecting bigger and better things for himself in 2012.

The Falcons need to add depth at safety, too. Bleacher Report's Scott Carasik lists Illinois safety Tavon Wilson as a potential late-round option. 

Carolina Panthers

Quarterback Cam Newton feels that he's had very productive offseason workouts and said improvement after watching film from last year is "through the roof for me," according to John Zenor of the Associated Press (via

Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer wrote on Saturday that the players he's sure will be taken in the draft ahead of Carolina's pick at No. 9 haven't changed that much over the last three months. However, the potential draftees who could be seriously looked at by the Panthers is a bit different.  

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New head coach Greg Schiano said on Sunday that he believes defensive tackle Gerald McCoy can be a "dominant force" if he gets more plays (via the Tampa Bay Times).

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According to, LeGarrette Blount was a "beast" last year when it came to breaking tackles. 

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