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  1. Not all is right with Josh Freeman

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- On a sweltering May afternoon in 2011, Josh Freeman stood on a field at the University of South Florida and seemingly never broke a sweat. This was during the NFL lockout, and I couldn't help but admire how firmly the 23-year-old qu...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  2. Panthers free up another $2.4 million

    Pat Yasinskas

    When the Carolina Panthers signed Ron Edwards coming out of the lockout in 2011, the thinking was he'd give the team the run-stuffing defensive tackle it had lacked since Kris Jenkins left after the 2007 season. It never came even close to working...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  3. Today in NFC South history

    Pat Yasinskas

    On this date in 2011, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed veteran cornerback Ronde Barber to a one-year contract even though it was apparent the league was headed for a lockout. But that didn't stop the Bucs from making sure they had Barber for at ...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  4. Revisionist history on Ray Edwards

    Pat Yasinskas

    After the Falcons released defensive end Ray Edwards on Monday night, I started thinking back to the end of the lockout in the summer of 2011. There was one very critical span of 24 hours that had major implications at defensive end for two NFC So...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  5. Panthers Camp Watch

    Pat Yasinskas

    Three thoughts as training camps open around the NFL: One thing I'm certain of: Quarterback Cam Newton won't be learning on the fly. Last year, Newton spent almost no time with his coaches before training camp opened because of the lockout. Everyt...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  6. NFC South top 25: No. 4

    Pat Yasinskas

    We continue our series of my projected top 25 players in the NFC South for the 2012 season with No. 4: Cam Newton, quarterback, Carolina What he did in 2011: The lockout didn't seem to hurt Newton's rookie season at all. He passed for over 400 ...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  7. NFC South top 25: No. 18

    Pat Yasinskas

    We continue our series on my projected top 25 players in the NFC South for the 2012 season with No. 18: Charles Johnson, defensive end, Carolina. What he did in 2011: After getting rewarded with a $72 million contract coming out of the lockout,...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  8. NFC South chat Friday at 1 p.m.

    Pat Yasinskas

    This easily has been the most interesting offseason in the NFC South since we started the ESPN Blog Network in 2008. There has been so much going on that last year's lockout (and the boredom that came with it) seems like it was about 10 years ago....

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  9. Short offseason tough for young QBs

    Pat Yasinskas

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Although there is no lockout this year, the three younger starting quarterbacks in the NFC South are facing some unique offseason hurdles. Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith said Monday at the owners meetings he wishes quarterbac...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  10. Josh Freeman eager for action

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman led his team through offseason workouts during the lockout last year. That involved arranging for the use of practice fields, setting the schedule and keeping his teammates informed. Freeman won't have to do all ...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  11. Cam Newton already back at work

    Pat Yasinskas

    Offseason programs don't start until April this year. That's a change from years past when the programs started in March and a huge change from last year when the lockout prevented all offseason work. But one significant NFC South player already i...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  12. Drew Brees asked to be exempt from tag

    Pat Yasinskas

    Back in the dull days of last summer's lockout there was a story that got some brief attention but quietly faded away as a new collective bargaining agreement was reached. Drew Brees and Peyton Manning, two of the named plaintiffs in the antitrust...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  13. Saints regular-season wrap-up

    Pat Yasinskas

    Arrow indicates direction team is trending. Final Power Ranking: 2 Preseason Power Ranking: 5 Biggest surprise: The Saints knew it was significant when they signed Darren Sproles soon after the lockout ended. They had traded Reggie Bush and we...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  14. Ray Edwards coming on for Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    As soon as the lockout ended, the first thing the Atlanta Falcons did was sign free-agent defensive end Ray Edwards. Plug in the former Minnesota Viking across from John Abraham and the Falcons suddenly would have one of the league's better pass r...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  15. Packers have put the Falcons in a rut

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- That playoff game the Atlanta Falcons lost in January is still going on. It has lingered through a lockout and a lackluster first four games. It dragged on even further Sunday night as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Falcons 25-14 at...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  16. Buccaneers' fine was $250,000

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's been widely reported that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had been fined for improper contact with their players during the lockout. But Adam Schefter has one new detail on this story and it's a significant one. The amount of the fine is $250,000. I...

    Blog | October 09, 2011