NFC South Morning Jog: 2 Injuries, 2 Stars Blur the Saints WR4 Position Battle

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NFC South Morning Jog: 2 Injuries, 2 Stars Blur the Saints WR4 Position Battle
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Andy Tanner made four catches Sunday, but paid the price for this one.

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

Times-Picayune writers James Varney and Mike Triplett break down the play of the Saints' defense shortly after Sunday's Hall of Fame Game. [Video]

Saints wide receiver Adrian Arrington was surprisingly absent from Sunday's Hall of Fame Game. According to the Times-Picayune, Arrington has a meniscus injury and doctors are evaluating the knee to see if surgery is required.

Nick Toon also missed the game, so two major players in the battle for the Saints' fourth wide receiver role were absent. But two new players, Courtney Roby and Andy Tanner, shined, joining the fray.

Times-Picayune writers James Varney and Mike Triplett break down the play of the Saints' offense shortly after Sunday's Hall of Fame Game. [Video]

 

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons and the Tennessee Titans meet Monday in Dalton, Ga. for a combined practice. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, combined practices have a history of getting heated between these two teams.

Corner Brent Grimes missed practice Sunday with a foot injury, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The injury is unrelated to the one that forced Grimes to miss time last year.

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Carolina Panthers

Defensive end Charles Johnson was surprised when head coach Ron Rivera publicly told him he needed to take his game to the next level, according to the Charlotte Observer. However, he did not disagree.

The Charlotte Observer has a great background piece on linebacker Luke Kuechly. He gets glowing reviews from people in his past and new Panthers teammates.

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The running back position battle still rages on and may for some time, according to the Tampa Tribune. Head coach Greg Schiano wants the decision to be made based mostly on game action from preseason games, not practice.

Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times lists some surprises from Bucs camp after a week on the field.

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