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NFC South Morning Jog: LeGarrette Blount Still Starting RB, for Now

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Sean Witherspoon #56 and Dominique Franks #24 of the Atlanta Falcons tackle LeGarrette Blount #27 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during play at the Georgia Dome on January 1, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons won 45-24. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Knox BardeenNFC South Lead WriterAugust 7, 2012

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.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay released its first depth chart of the season. The only real surprise, said a Tampa Tribune report, was that LeGarrette Blount was listed as the first-team running back.

LaVonte David is a quick study at weakside linebacker, according to a Tampa Bay Times article. The coaches have been impressed and he's already listed as the starting Will linebacker on the team's depth chart.


Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan completed 16 of 17 passes in a combined scrimmage with the Tennessee Titans on Monday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Falcons released their first "unofficial" depth chart Monday. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]


Carolina Panthers

Wide receiver David Gettis is working on the sideline, according to the Charlotte Observer, but is not yet ready to practice. Ron Rivera is hopeful of Gettis' return by the end of the week.


New Orleans Saints

According to the Times-Picayune, Roger Goodell has offered to cut Jonathan Vilma's suspension in half if Vilma drops his lawsuit against Goodell.

Malcolm Jenkins said the defensive effort Sunday against the Cardinals in the Hall of Fame Game was a "good start." [Times-Picayune]

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