Let’s round up a few Thursday morning items from around the NFC and AFC South divisions….
- In a piece for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, D. Orlando Ledbetter breaks down the Falcons‘ cap situation, and lists his top five free agent targets for the team, including safety Jairus Byrd, defensive end Michael Johnson, and center Alex Mack.
- ESPN.com’s Vaughn McClure also identifies Byrd as an ideal fit for the Falcons, though he acknowledges that signing the Bills’ free-agent-to-be to a lucrative deal would mean investing a lot of money into the safety position.
- The Buccaneers have a significant need for a pass-rusher on the edge, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com, who says the club needs to land a defensive end who can be “much more than rotation player” in either free agency or the draft.
- Jeff Fedotin of the National Football Post makes the case for why Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is the most untradeable player in the NFL.