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  1. Top free-agent roundup: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    The top two free agents (Jimmy Graham and Greg Hardy) in the NFC South have been hit with the franchise tag. But plenty of division talent is on the market -- and that doesn't even include Darren Sproles, who will be either traded or released by the ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  2. Bucs have options with Josh Freeman

    Pat Yasinskas

    A lot of people are going on the assumption that this is a make-or-break year for Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman. I don't disagree with that premise. Freeman is headed into the final year of his rookie contract and this year very well could de...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  3. Could Brent Grimes get long-term deal?

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has been drawing most of the attention as Monday's deadline for franchise players to get long-term deals approaches. But there's one other NFC South player carrying the franchise tag that's worth keeping an eye o...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  4. Report: Brees holdout possible

    Pat Yasinskas

    We're less than a week away from the deadline for franchise quarterback Drew Brees to sign a long-term deal and, as you might expect, the innuendo is heating up. Chris Mortensen reports that sources said Brees has no plans to sign his $16 million ...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  5. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's been a pretty quiet Monday around the NFC South, especially in Carolina, where there are no current Panthers' headlines to choose from. But, hey, Carolina general manager Marty Hurney will be the first to tell you that you generally don't want y...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  6. Drew Brees situation has 2013 challenges

    Pat Yasinskas

    Back in March, I wrote this column about how a potential long-term contract for quarterback Drew Brees could gut the New Orleans Saints. The premise was simple. If the Saints gave Brees big money, they might not be able to keep all the players the...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  7. Crunch time for Drew Brees, Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    Training camps don't start for a couple more weeks and all but two NFC South rookies are signed (Tampa Bay's Mark Barron and New Orleans' Nick Toon are not), but I've got a strong hunch this could be one of the busiest weeks of the offseason in the d...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  8. Good perspective on Drew Brees situation

    Pat Yasinskas

    There were a few reports last week the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees were close to finalizing a long-term contract. To date, there's been no announcement of a deal, so it appears those reports were premature. I've said before that ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  9. Drew Brees in majority of franchise players

    Pat Yasinskas

    We've written a lot about Drew Brees and the franchise tag. But the New Orleans quarterback wasn't the only player hit with the franchise tag before the start of free agency, although Brees was the only one designated with the exclusive-rights fra...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  10. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a Thursday morning run through the top headlines around the NFC South. Although he's had a year in the system, veteran Carolina receiver Steve Smith said he's adjusting to some new tweaks in the offense. Smith said offensive coordinator ...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  11. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    A look at the top headlines from around the NFC South. Chris Mortensen reports that the NFL Players Association has asked an arbitrator to officially determine if New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has been hit with the franchise tag for a second...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  12. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through some headlines from around the NFC South. Jason Cole reports that it's possible Saints QB Drew Brees' franchise-tag number for 2013 could jump to $23.5 million if he isn't signed to a long-term deal this year. Brees previou...

    Blog | May 26, 2012
  13. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    A look at the top Monday morning headlines from around the NFC South. Although the Saints have been preaching an "us-against-the-world" mentality, Jeff Duncan writes that they risk turning it into "us against us" the longer the Drew Brees contra...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  14. Bucs have K Connor Barth for long term

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay kicker Connor Barth, who had been carrying the franchise tag, now has a new four-year contract. The Bucs just announced the news. "For the Bucs organization, [general manager] Mark Dominik, coach [Greg] Schiano and everyone to believe...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  15. Call it: Blame on Drew Brees or Saints?

    Pat Yasinskas

    For months, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees had been saying he was optimistic and confident a long-term contract with the Saints would be worked out. Brees changed his tune a bit in an interview with New Orleans' WWL Radio. "What's been a li...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  16. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the top Tuesday morning headlines from around the NFC South. The NFL Players Association's grievance against the NFL in the Saints' bounty situation will be heard Wednesday by an arbitrator. If that doesn't work, the Louisiana ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012