A weekly look at the top stories being discussed on the other three NFC South blogs on SB Nation.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)
- Antonio Brown is a Buccaneer again. For real this time. The mercurial wide receiver and the defending Super Bowl champions made it official, as Brown re-ups for a second season in Tampa.
- Giovani Bernard taking on a rookie mindset. A somewhat forgotten signing by the prolific Bucs this offseason is former Cincinnati Bengals running back Gio Bernard. When healthy, the smaller back is a poor man’s Alvin Kamara: shifty, elusive and quick. Embarking on his first season with the Bucs, Bernard has a pretty healthy approach.
- Bucs at max capacity for OTAs. While many teams are having low attendance at their OTAs or lightened practices, the defending Super Bowl champions had everyone on hand as they start their 2021 Organized Team Activities.
Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)
- Reports: Julio Jones and Falcons have been at odds for years. The talented, yet aging wide receiver is likely on his way out of Atlanta. However, reports state that the fractured relationship should not come as a surprise.
- Teams are ready to part with a first round pick for Jones. For a 32-year old wide receiver? Yes, but not just any 32-year old wide receiver! This is Julio Jones we are talking about, and if that man could stay healthy (a big IF) then the recipient team could be in for a big payout on the field. The Falcons, according to sources, are actively listening to offers.
- Do the Falcons want to win now? And if so, what should the team do to achieve that feat? Atlanta looks to be in rebuilding mode for the 2021-22 season, however things could change with a fast start, and here’s how they could do it.
Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)
- What the current Panthers roster says about draft positions and depth charts. A very interesting look at where the presumed starters and backups on the current Panthers’ squad were drafted. The piece shows in detailed fashion how being a top-70 pick almost assures a player of being elevated by the team ,be it through merit or just their draft pedigree.
- Insights into the role of Brady Christensen. Speaking of top-70 picks, Christensen was selected exactly as the 70th overall pick in the third round of the 2021 NFL draft. The mammoth offensive lineman (300 lbs.) was chosen by Carolina out of BYU, and could see the field early and integrate Sam Darnold’s protection unit.
- Panthers signed defensive end Frank Herron. The former LSU Tiger standout has been a journeyman in the league since coming out of LSU in 2018, and now hopes to stick in Charlotte.
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