The Falcons have until July 16 to secure a long-term deal with franchised player Brent Grimes.
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.
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]
Jerry Rice names Julio Jones as his top breakout wide receiver for 2012. [Pro Football Talk]
Is charging for an autograph at an event, even though he signs many freebies throughout the season, OK?
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]
Pierre Thomas is No. 14 on the Times-Picayune top 25 countdown.
Drew Brees won an ESPY on Wednesday for "Best Record-Breaking Performance." [NewOrleansSaints.com]
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. [Buccaneers.com]