1. After Clearing House Atlanta Falcons Have Major Holes to Fill

    The Atlanta Falcons began trimming the fiscal fat from their roster Friday, as cornerback Dunta Robinson, defensive end Jonathan Abraham and running back Michael Turner were all cut, the team announced ...

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  2. Signing Steven Jackson Could Be Long-Term Trouble for Atlanta Falcons

    Running back Steven Jackson to the Atlanta Falcons is all the rage over the last 24 hours since Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Rams’ career rushing leader would void the final year of his contract on March 12...

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  3. 3 Reasons Why the Atlanta Falcons Should Pass on LB Manti Te'o

    Believe it or not, the Atlanta Falcons might have a shot at picking linebacker Manti Te’o at No. 30 with their first-round draft pick. The Falcons should pass and not even think twice...

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  4. Jermon Bushrod Planning a Who Dat Harlem Shake, and More NFC South News

    We know the New Orleans Saints aren’t planning to use the franchise tag on left tackle Jermon Bushrod . We also know (thanks to Larry Holder of the Times-Picayune ) that Bushrod would love the $9...

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  5. As RB Knile Davis Shoots Up Draft Boards, Will the Falcons Be Interested?

    No running back did more to help his draft status at the 2013 Scouting Combine than Arkansas’ Knile Davis ...

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  6. Why Cordarrelle Patterson Would Be a Great Pick for the Carolina Panthers

    During general manager Dave Gettleman ’s NFL Scouting Combine press conference he spoke about Carolina’s use of the read-option. This telling quote may foretell of a direction the Panthers may go in during the NFL draft in April...

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  7. Carolina Panthers Plan to Keep RB Trio in Tact and More NFC South News

    The fact that the Carolina Panthers paid three running backs $89.211 million to crowd the backfield upset a large number of fans in 2012...

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  8. Does Tennessee's Tyler Bray Fit into Tampa Bay's Draft Plans at QB?

    University of Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray performed admirably at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday, putting him on the “high-riser” side of the score sheet...

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  9. Cutting Michael Turner Would Greatly Alter Falcons' Offseason Priorities

    ESPN analyst Adam Schefter didn ’t completely answer the question lingering around Flowery Branch this offseason, but shed some serious light Friday on whether running back Michael Turner would be cut to clear cap space...

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  10. Impending Surgery Could Push CB Dee Milliner to Tampa Bay in NFL Draft

    Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner will undergo a surgical procedure to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, ESPN analyst Adam Schefter reported Thursday. Many, including Schefter , slot Milliner as a top-five pick...

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  11. New Orleans Saints Continue Cutting Salary, and More NFC South News

    The New Orleans Saints announced Tuesday that they had released tight end David Thomas and cornerback Johnny Patrick. The move created $2...

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  12. Tony Gonzalez Must Decide Quickly If He's Returning to the Atlanta Falcons

    Tight end Tony Gonzalez has 22 days to decide if he wants to return to the Atlanta Falcons and play one more season of professional football...

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  13. Arrest Could Land Da'Quan Bowers in Jail, Cripple Buccaneers' Depth Chart

    What were you thinking, Da ’ Quan Bowers? Or, more to the point, why weren ’t you thinking? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end was arrested at LaGuardia Airport ...

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  14. Why the Atlanta Falcons Must Avoid Percy Harvin at All Costs

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is unhappy. What else is new? Harvin wants a long-term deal with the Vikings, and to get it he’s ready to stay away from all ...

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  15. Even with Restructured Contract, Jonathan Vilma Shouldn't Be in Saints' Plans

    Linebacker Jonathan Vilma is scheduled to make a base salary of $4.8 million in 2013 and will cost the New Orleans Saints approximately $8.68 million because of some dead money and bonuses brought forward...

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  16. Why Michael Turner Shouldn't Be Cut by the Atlanta Falcons to Create Cap Space

    It’s a very popular sentiment right now to cast Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner out like last night’s trash...

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  17. 5 Ways the Carolina Panthers Can Save Money Heading into Free Agency

    The Carolina Panthers have 31 days to make some serious decisions regarding free agency. On March 12 the Panthers have to be below the cap, which the NFL set at $121.1 million for 2013...

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  18. True Winner of New Orleans DC Hire Is Rob Ryan, Not Saints

    The real winner, the true benefactor of Saturday’s big defensive coordinator hire in New Orleans was not the Saints , as it should be, but Rob Ryan , who was hired. On Saturday the Saints announced two coaching hires...

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  19. Carolina Panthers Playing More 3-4 Scheme Is Only Realistic on Paper

    Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott stated recently on an in-house radio show produced by the Panthers’ web staff that the team might experiment more with a 3-4 defense in 2013...

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  20. Atlanta Falcons: Position-by-Position Breakdown Heading into the 2013 Offseason

    The Atlanta Falcons fell just 10 yards shy of a trip to the Super Bowl in 2012. That’s a tough pill to swallow, but in the NFL , you must regroup and build again every offseason to make sure that your team stays on top...

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  21. Why 49ers' Jim Tomsula Is Right for New Orleans Saints as Defensive Coordinator

    When the NFL agreed to let head coach Sean Payton return to the New Orleans Saints a few weeks early from his year-long suspension he didn ’t waste time making a decision to cut ties with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo ...

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  22. Why Julio Jones Is Better Than Calvin Johnson

    Even though Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson recently broke Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving record and piled on 1,964 yards this year, NFL ...

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  23. Cam Newton's Red-Hot Finish Promises Even More Fireworks in 2013

    The hype and expectations heading into the 2012 season were amazing after Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took his own pen to the NFL record book during his rookie season...

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  24. 4 Players Who Will Shine in New Orleans New 3-4 Scheme

    The New Orleans Saints had to make the move from a 4-3 style defense to a 3-4, and the switch was only partly to get as far away from the Steve Spagnuolo regime as possible...

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  25. What's Next for Sean Payton, Saints with Bountygate in the Rearview Mirror?

    Now that Sean Payton has been reinstated by the NFL with free reign to jump in and begin his involvement in team activities, the New Orleans Saints head coach must make some very tough decisions...

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