Around the NFC South

It’s been a pretty slow news day around the NFC South, but that can happen this time of year. I’m getting ready to head up to Flowery Branch, Ga. for Atlanta’s minicamp this weekend and we should have plenty going on then.

In the meantime, here are a few minor odds and ends from around the NFC South.

  • The Saints claimed running back P.J. Hill off waivers from the Redskins. This move could end up being a little more significant than it seems. Hill spent part of last season on New Orleans’ practice squad. With Mike Bell gone, he could compete with Lynell Hamilton to be the short-yardage runner.

  • The Bucs announced running back Clifton Smith signed his tender, which is nice, because he didn’t really have much choice as an exclusive-rights free agent.

  • Tampa Bay rookie receiver Mike Williams told WDAE he is not a quitter and went into detail about what happened when he left the Syracuse football team in his final season.

  • D. Orlando Ledbetter reports Atlanta safety William Moore has been cleared for minicamp. Receiver Harry Douglas, cornerback Brian Williams and defensive tackle Peria Jerry still haven’t been cleared to practice.