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  1. Bucs optimistic about Carl Nicks

    Pat Yasinskas

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are optimistic that guard Carl Nicks will be ready to take part in the team's offseason program, which begins in April. "We certainly hope so," general manager Jason Licht said Monday. Nicks missed all...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  2. Mason Foster optimistic about return

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Mason Foster may have a dilemma. He wants to play on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, but he also is smart enough to realize there's a chance that might not be the best long-term move. Fost...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  3. Bowers: Bucs D-line can be 'dominant'

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - He's not the first guy you think of when you think about Tampa Bay's defensive line. But defensive end Da'Quan Bowers might be the most optimistic member of the Buccaneers. "If I had to use one word to describe our front four this ye...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  4. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a morning look at the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS D. Orlando Ledbetter reports that both sides are optimistic first-round draft pick Desmond Trufant will be signed before the start of training camp Thursday....

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  5. No camp? No problem for Tony Gonzalez

    Pat Yasinskas

    Michael Silver reports the Atlanta Falcons are cautiously optimistic tight end Tony Gonzalez will return for another season. I don't think that part is anything new. I've had the feeling the Falcons have been thinking a Gonzalez return is likely s...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  6. Smith optimistic on Falcons' injuries

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta coach Mike Smith was optimistic about two injuries the Falcons suffered in Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cornerback Dunta Robinson suffered a head injury early in the game. Smith stopped short of saying Robinson suffered a con...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  7. Panthers optimistic on Jonathan Stewart

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- It sounds as if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be the first defense to face Carolina's three-pronged backfield. Coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday he is optimistic Jonathan Stewart, who was sidelined at the end of the preseason wit...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  8. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a quick look at the headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS There's some significant news out of Atlanta. Tim Tucker reports that the Georgia World Congress Center is optimistic a deal can be worked out on a new stadium fo...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  9. Bucs optimistic on Da'Quan Bowers

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- There was widespread assumption that Da'Quan Bowers would miss the entire season after he tore his Achilles tendon in May. But Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik said Monday morning that's not a foregone conclusion. In fact, Dom...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  10. Panthers going slowly with David Gettis

    Pat Yasinskas

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- David Gettis, who at one point was viewed as a possible starter at wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers, will miss the first preseason game. Coach Ron Rivera said Monday that the team's training staff is optimistic Gettis w...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a look at the top Saturday morning headlines from around the NFC South. New Orleans guard Carl Nicks didn't sound optimistic about his chances of returning to the Saints in this radio interview. He said the Saints seem to want to go in ...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  13. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the top Tuesday morning headlines from around the division. Although there still is a lot of work ahead, New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis sounded optimistic the Saints can keep potential free agents Drew Brees, Carl Nic...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  14. Drew Brees optimistic about contract

    Pat Yasinskas

    In a conference call with the New Orleans media Friday, Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he'd be "beyond stunned" if he doesn't re-sign with the team. I think New Orleans fans and Saints officials all would be beyond stunned if Brees, who can be...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  15. Panthers bracing for worst on Jon Beason

    Pat Yasinskas

    When Carolina coach Ron Rivera met with the media Monday, he didn't have results of medical tests on linebacker Jon Beason. BeasonBut Rivera didn't sound optimistic and used the word "dire" after Beason was carted off the field in Sunday's loss a...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  16. Roddy White: Falcons ready to roll

    Pat Yasinskas

    A very optimistic Roddy White just appeared on NFL Network. The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver said he expects the lockout to be lifted soon. He also expects to report to the team's facility in Flowery Branch, Ga., in the next day or two to sign a ...

    Blog | July 25, 2011