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  1. Brees was best between numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees was at his best when throwing between the numbers in Sunday night's 31-17 victory against the Detroit Lions. That was probably by design because the Lions were without injured defensive backs Louis Delmas, Chris Houston an...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  2. Chris Ivory inactive for Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- Running back Chris Ivory is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Detroit Lions. Ivory is healthy, but the Saints made him inactive last week as well. They've been using Darren Sproles, Pierre Thomas and rookie Mark Ingram in...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  3. Potential free agents from rest of NFL

    Pat Yasinskas

    We already have talked quite a bit about players from the NFC South who are expected to become unrestricted free agents. We're going on the assumption that players not under contract who have at least four accrued seasons can become unrestricted free...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  4. Atlanta's John Abraham looks to rebound

    Pat Yasinskas

    The film didn't lie. It just stretched John Abraham's 2009 season into something much better than it looked on paper. Those 5.5 sacks that were easily the lowest total in any season in which he's played more than eight games? Well, they were a con...

    Blog | June 09, 2010
  5. Atlanta Falcons load up at CB

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Falcons just jumped up 14 spots to get Oklahoma cornerback Domonique Franks in the fifth round. Atlanta traded its fifth-round pick (No. 149) and sixth-round pick (No. 189) to the St. Louis Rams to get Franks at No. 135. It's mildly surprising...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  6. Worst draft class in NFC South history?

    Pat Yasinskas

    When choosing the best draft class in the history of the NFC South (history starts in 2002, when the NFC South started), it was easy to pick the 2006 group brought in by the New Orleans Saints. Guys like Reggie Bush, Jahri Evans, Marques Colston and ...

    Blog | April 12, 2010
  7. The Big Question: Can Falcons play D?

    Pat Yasinskas

    A new Tuesday feature on the ESPN.com NFL blog network. Can the Falcons play some real defense? In Mike Smith's two years as coach, the Falcons have put together back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in franchise history. But the ama...

    Blog | March 09, 2010
  8. Houston trade now official

    Pat Yasinskas

    D. Orlando Ledbetter reports the much-anticipated trade of Atlanta cornerback Chris Houston to Detroit has finally happened. The Falcons get a sixth-round pick in return. The deal also includes the two teams swapping picks in the fifth round. Atla...

    Blog | March 08, 2010
  9. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Saints, who have been very quiet so far in free agency, have scheduled a visit for defensive end Leonard Little. This one's a little curious because Little is 35 and, at best, might be a situational pass-rusher. If the Saints sign him, it's likel...

    Blog | March 08, 2010
  10. Falcons already focusing on draft

    Pat Yasinskas

    On the same day the Atlanta Falcons are going to introduce a new cornerback, it looks like they might be saying farewell to an old cornerback. There are numerous reports out there that the Falcons are working on trading Chris Houston to Detroit. T...

    Blog | March 08, 2010
  11. Robinson will bolster Atlanta's defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    ESPN's John Clayton is reporting the Falcons and cornerback Dunta Robinon have agreed to terms on a six-year deal. They're going to put the finishing touches on the contract language over the next few hours, but this is basically done. We've known...

    Blog | March 05, 2010
  12. Falcons may not be done at CB

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Falcons announced a contract extension for Brian Williams earlier Thursday, but he's not the only cornerback on their minds. RobinsonAtlanta appears to be the leader in the race to get former Houston cornerback Dunta Robinson. A deal could be ...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  13. Falcons start ball rolling in NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Told you things were going to pick up as today goes along. It has started. While I was out getting hurricane supplies (Gatorade and food) for a long night in the NFC South Blog bunker, I started getting hit with texts and e-mails from the Falcons ...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  14. Falcons sign kicker Hauschka

    Pat Yasinskas

    With kicker Matt Bryant dealing with a hamstring injury and the recent death of his father, the Atlanta Falcons went out and signed kicker Steven Hauschka on Tuesday. Hauschka previously kicked for Baltimore, where he also served as a kickoff spec...

    Blog | December 29, 2009
  15. Checking in on the injuries that matter most

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Buccaneers added center Jeff Faine to the injury report Thursday. Faine practiced on a limited basis because of an elbow injury. Tight end Kellen Winslow, who was limited by a knee injury in Wednesday's practice, participated fully on Thursday. ...

    Blog | December 24, 2009
  16. Checking in on the injuries that matter most

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta linebacker Curtis Lofton surfaced on the injury report and sat out Wednesday's practice. Quarterback Matt Ryan, running back Michael Turner and cornerback Chris Houston, who have been dealing with injuries for several weeks, did not practice....

    Blog | December 23, 2009