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  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut-down analysis

    Pat Yasinskas

    Most significant move: The team released Eric Page, who handled the return duties last year. This is a pretty clear sign that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will go with undrafted rookie Solomon Patton as their primary return man. Page was reliable but uns...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  2. Solomon Patton aiming for return job

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- If Solomon Patton ends up as the return man for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team might want to thank Urban Meyer. Back when Meyer was the coach at the University of Florida, he delivered an important message when he was recruiting...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  3. Carl Nicks' status uncertain

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht wasn't ready to give a green light for the return of All-Pro guard Carl Nicks for the start of training camp. Speaking with the media following a town hall meeting on WDAE (620 AM) ra...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  4. 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
  5. What to expect from Sean Payton's Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    We're taking a league-wide look at the impact new head coaches will have on their teams. The NFC South doesn't technically have a new coach, but a familiar face will be back from a long absence. Let's take a look at how the return of Sean Payton from...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  6. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through some news and notes from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Jeff Schultz writes that instead of sitting back and celebrating the return of tight end Tony Gonzalez the Falcons should be prompted to be more aggressive. He...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  7. Three things: Buccaneers-Dolphins

    Pat Yasinskas

    Three things to watch for in Tampa Bay's preseason game against the Miami Dolphins on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET: 1. The return of Brian Price. After missing almost all of last season with an injury to his pelvis and undergoing rare...

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  8. Matt Ryan thrilled with O-linemen

    Pat Yasinskas

    As happy as he is with the drafting of receiver Julio Jones, Matt Ryan is equally pleased about the return of most of his offensive line. The Falcons faced the possibility of losing three starters from the line because right tackle Tyson Clabo, le...

    Blog | August 06, 2011
  9. Saints could face tough road to repeat

    Pat Yasinskas

    BALTIMORE -- In a postgame locker room where there easily could have been talk of frustration, doom or even meetings to plan the return of the Lombardi Trophy, there simply wasn't. "If we are a wild-card, then obviously our trip to the Super Bowl ...

    Blog | December 19, 2010
  10. Falcons clear spot for Babineaux

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Falcons just formally cleared a roster spot for the return of defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux from a one-game suspension. They released center Rob Bruggeman. Babineaux had been suspended for one week for violating the NFL's conduct code la...

    Blog | September 14, 2010
  11. Mailbag: New Orleans Saints edition

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a special (and extended) edition of the New Orleans Saints mailbag. Will in New Orleans writes: Do you think the return of Sedrick Ellis will fix the Saints run defense? They've been gashed by running backs almost every week since he hurt...

    Blog | November 29, 2009
  12. Panthers release return man Robinson

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas For the second time today, an NFC South team has cut ties with a player who once was supposed to be the answer in the return game. This time, it's the Panthers. They released Ryne Robinson, who was trying to c...

    Blog | August 31, 2009
  13. Ranking the NFC South return men

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas It's time for the last player group in our series of NFC South position rankings. We still have coaches and front offices to cover, but the return men will be our next stop. This category is a little vague b...

    Blog | June 17, 2009
  14. Ranking the NFC South punters

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas We're down to the punters in our series of NFC South position rankings. The return men will come Wednesday before we move on to coaches and the front office. But let's not sell the punters short. This sp...

    Blog | June 16, 2009
  15. After losing Jones, Panthers have options in return game

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas The Panthers lost Mark Jones on Thursday as the return man signed with the Titans. Not a big surprise because the Panthers have virtually no salary-cap money to spend right now (thanks to the $17 million franchi...

    Blog | March 18, 2009
  16. Rookie Douglas is Special Teams Player of the Week

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas Atlanta rookie Harry Douglas has been named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week. Douglas, who took over the return job at midseason, took a punt back 61 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's victory against Carol...

    Blog | November 26, 2008