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  1. Quick hits from Mike Smith

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta coach Mike Smith just finished his Wednesday news conference. There was no earth-shattering news, but let's run through a bunch of little nuggets. Smith said defensive end John Abraham, who aggravated an ankle injury in Sunday's win again...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  2. Smith: John Abraham injury not serious

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith had some encouraging words on the injury front when he met with the media Monday afternoon. Smith made it sound like John Abraham's ankle injury is nothing serious. "We anticipate John will be back out practicin...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  3. New Orleans Saints cut Alex Brown, sign John Kasay

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Saints officially announced the release of defensive end Alex Brown, who tweeted the news earlier in the day, and said that it had signed veteran kicker John Kasay.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2011
  4. Ray Edwards of Atlanta Falcons had 'minor' knee surgery

    Pat Yasinskas

    Defensive end Ray Edwards, the crown jewel of free agency for the Atlanta Falcons, will miss the preseason opener Friday, coach Mike Smith told the media Thursday morning.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2011
  5. Mike Smith: John Abraham still elite

    Pat Yasinskas

    A year ago, Atlanta coach Mike Smith was getting hit with a steady stream of questions about John Abraham. The main theme was if the veteran defensive end had anything left. That came because Abraham had just 5.5 sacks in 2009 and had already ente...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  6. Mike Smith in a league by himself

    Pat Yasinskas

    Colleague John Clayton, who keeps extensive databases on just about everything, called this morning with a very good question. He was asking who the agent for Atlanta coach Mike Smith is because there was no name in that spot in his database. I th...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  7. Falcons hope to get John Abraham back

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta coach Mike Smith said Monday he's hopeful defensive end John Abraham will be able to return for Sunday's game with Green Bay. Abraham sat out the victory in St. Louis because of a groin injury. 'This is the first time John has missed a gam...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  8. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    I just arrived back at NFC South Blog headquarters and it's time to take a quick trip the headlines around the division. It's no shock that Carolina coach John Fox would only say that wide receiver Steve Smith is day-to-day with a high ankle sprai...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  9. Panthers likely to be without Smith

    Pat Yasinskas

    Carolina Panthers coach John Fox will be meeting with the media in a little over an hour and he'll likely provide some sort of update on wide receiver Steve Smith's ankle injury. Fox is known to be vague on injuries, so we might not get any defini...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  10. Mike Smith easing up a bit on Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- One of the strengths I see in Atlanta coach Mike Smith is his ability to read his team. In that regard, he reminds me of Carolina's John Fox. Both of them know when to hit the accelerator and when to apply the brakes. Smith ...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  11. Josh Johnson in Wildcat?

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- From a media standpoint, Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris is the best coach in the NFC South. Unlike Sean Payton, Mike Smith and John Fox who politely won't tell you much about their football teams, Morris still is pretty open and hone...

    Blog | June 03, 2010
  12. Panthers can't afford to put Smith on returns

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas I'm pretty sure John Fox was just being John Fox when he threw out Steve Smith's name as a possible punt returner Thursday. Fox is a master at keeping all options open and not tipping his hand and he certainly...

    Blog | September 10, 2009
  13. Carolina's Smith could play Saturday

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas Carolina coach John Fox told the media Friday morning that receiver Steve Smith will travel with the team to Saturday's preseason game in Miami. Smith injured his shoulder earlier in camp and didn't make...

    Blog | August 21, 2009
  14. Fox expects Smith back before end of preseason

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas Carolina coach John Fox, who usually never issues timetables on injuries to players, made an exception Tuesday. Steve Smith, who has an injured shoulder, will be ready to return before the preseason ends, Fox sa...

    Blog | August 11, 2009
  15. Morris puts it all on the line for Adams

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas Maybe this will change with time, as it did with John Fox and Sean Payton and we're still waiting to see on Mike Smith. But Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris hasn't developed much of a filter in dealing with...

    Blog | August 02, 2009
  16. Where do NFC South coaches rank?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas Sporting News Today ranked all 32 head coaches and New Orleans' Sean Payton tops the NFC South guys. Payton's ranked No. 6. Atlanta's Mike Smith is No. 8, Carolina's John Fox is No. 9 and Tampa B...

    Blog | June 08, 2009