Here’s a quick look at the NFC South..
- Washington would like to hang on to Brian Orakpo, but they’ll have competition. There are at least four teams interested in the pass rusher, according to a source who spoke with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, and the Falcons are one of them. At present, Washington and the Falcons are regarded as the front runners.
- It is unclear exactly where the Falcons and defensive lineman Corey Peters stand at this point, but there have been ongoing discussions between both parties, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. McClure expects agent Greg Linton to argue that Peters was more valuable than Tyson Jackson, who was brought in at $5MM per year to stuff the run but fell far below expectations. The Falcons, meanwhile, would probably want Peters at half the price.
- Mike Triplett of ESPN.com looked at Saints restricted free agent offensive tackle Bryce Harris. The 26-year-old didn’t excel at the left tackle position, but he has played well in the past as a backup right tackle and an extra blocker in jumbo run packages. That role probably wouldn’t be worth the $1.5MM RFA tender, so they’ll probably seek to bring him back on a cheaper deal if they want to retain him.