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  1. Bucs' Robert Herron is carrying a chip

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers rookie Robert Herron said he's patterning himself after veteran NFL receiver Steve Smith. He's off to a good start. Like Smith, Herron is an undersized receiver with the potential to contribute to the return game. But the...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  2. Mike Glennon has a rookie-type day

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There were moments in the past few weeks when it looked like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have something special in rookie quarterback Mike Glennon. He was playing efficiently and with poise, especially during a three-game win...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  3. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a morning run through the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Rookie cornerback Robert Alford played a team-high 84 percent of the defensive snaps in the preseason game with Tennessee. Part of that was because start...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  4. Film of the NFC South chat

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a look at some of the team-by-team highlights of Friday's NFC South chat: ATLANTA FALCONS Falcoholic (ATL): Pat, with all the talented rookies and free agents the Falcons have brought in, do they only have room for two Qb's? Davis is...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  5. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for an afternoon run through some news and notes from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Although he's having a sensational preseason, undrafted rookie linebacker Paul Worrilow still is listed with the third team on the latest depth char...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  6. Cam Newton better than No. 100?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's start this off with a trivia question: Whatever happened to Cam Newton? Yeah, I know he's still the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. But why is Newton, the offensive rookie of the year for the 2011 season, no longer even menti...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  7. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a Saturday morning run through the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Special-teams coach Keith Armstrong said rookie cornerback Robert Alford is a candidate to return punts and kickoffs. Alford has some history ...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  8. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for an afternoon run through some news and notes from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Although rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant has had his hands full with Roddy White and Julio Jones, defensive coordinator Mike Nolan said the first-...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  9. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a morning run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Linebackers coach Glenn Pires said rookie Brian Banks is progressing well. Banks is one of the best stories in the league this year. He's playing foot...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  10. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- I'm spending another day with the Carolina Panthers. But let's take this time to run through some headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS D. Orlando Ledbetter writes that undrafted rookie Martel Moore has been t...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  11. Checking in from Carolina's camp

    Pat Yasinskas

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- I made it up here in time to catch the last hour of the Carolina Panthers' practice. Things were pretty uneventful other than the fact rookie guard Edmund Kugbila left practice after injuring his hamstring. Coach Ron Rivera sa...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  12. NFC South looks to keep ROY streak going

    Pat Yasinskas

    The NFC South, a division where fans often complain about a perceived lack of national attention, has had one market cornered in recent years. When it comes to Rookie of the Year awards, "small markets" haven't stopped NFC South players from rece...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  13. Eight in the Box: Rookie eye-catchers

    Pat Yasinskas

    A first-year player who has turned heads in OTAs/minicamps: Atlanta Falcons: Second-round pick Robert Alford has made a very positive impression in the OTAs and could be putting himself in position to challenge for a starting cornerback spot. Firs...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  14. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a morning look at the top headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS Coach Mike Smith said fullback Bradie Ewing is completely recovered from an ACL injury that forced him to miss his rookie season. This is a big deal for the...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  15. NFC South salary-cap check

    Pat Yasinskas

    Several more rookies signed and there was one significant contract restructure while I was off last week. Let's take this opportunity to catch up on where each NFC South team stands in relation to the salary cap. The Atlanta Falcons are $1.93 mill...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  16. Cam Newton poised for breakout year

    Pat Yasinskas

    We haven't heard much about Cam Newton lately. Since early last season, it seems Newton has been overshadowed by a bunch of young quarterbacks. Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III started winning and took a lot of ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013