In today’s mailbag, a reader asks ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas if he feels the Buccaneers will bring in a veteran quarterback to support Jameis Winston. Of course, Mike Glennon is also on hand, and every indication Yasinskas has received is that the Bucs are content to roll with him as the backup to Winston. They also believe that he’s enough of a team player to embrace a backup role. Here’s today’s look at the NFC South..
- Now that all the Panthers draft picks have signed, David Newton of ESPN.com says the team’s focus will move to locking Cam Newton up on a long-term deal. Restructuring the deal of defensive end Charles Johnson, who is set to count for $20MM against the cap this season, is also on the docket, but the ESPN scribe doesn’t see that as being a top priority since he didn’t restructure the past two seasons until September. Ditto for getting a new deal done with linebacker Thomas Davis since there is strong mutual interest there.
- In addition to former Buccaneers second-round defensive end Da’Quan Bowers, the Saints will also be trying out former Bengals third-round tight end Chase Coffman this weekend, as Katherine Terrell of The Times-Picayune writes.
- D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution asked a panel of experts if they think the Falcons can rebound in 2015 under new head coach Dan Quinn.