NFC South Morning Jog: Brent Grimes Contract Talks Are All Quiet

Knox Bardeen@knoxbardeenNFC South Lead WriterJuly 12, 2012

The Falcons have until July 16 to secure a long-term deal with franchised player Brent Grimes.
The Falcons have until July 16 to secure a long-term deal with franchised player Brent Grimes.Chris Graythen/Getty Images

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.

Atlanta Falcons

D. Orlando Ledbetter said that as far as he could tell, all is quiet in contract talks with corner Brent Grimes. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

Corner Dunta Robinson comes in at No. 17 on the Atlanta Field Report top 20 list.

A change on the defensive line is coming, according to Ray Edwards. The defensive ends will drop back into coverage less and attack the quarterback more in 2012. [Atlanta Field Report]

Sean Weatherspoon could be ready to make a sizable jump to the next level among linebackers in the NFL. []

Jerry Rice names Julio Jones as his top breakout wide receiver for 2012. [Pro Football Talk]


Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton is charging $125 to sign a photo, $150 for a football, $175 for a jersey and an extra $50 if you want the signature personalized. [Charlotte Observer]


New Orleans Saints

I'm not sure I buy this, but an Associated Press report said that Drew Brees and the Saints were more than $10 million apart on guaranteed money. [ESPN]

Pierre Thomas is No. 14 on the Times-Picayune top 25 countdown.

The NFL filed a grievance with the NFL Players Association to get Jonathan Vilma to withdraw his defamation suit against Roger Goodell. []

Drew Brees won an ESPY on Wednesday for "Best Record-Breaking Performance." []


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Chris Burke breaks down the offseason. [Sports Illustrated]

Mark Barron is still unsigned, just like the rest of the top eight draft picks from the 2012 draft. [Tampa Bay Times]

Eric LeGrand received the Jimmy V Award at Wednesday's ESPYs. []