Former Carolina safety Mike Minter is lobbying to become for first football coach of the Charlotte 49ers when the school adds football in 2013.
Steve Smith is the latest Panther to suffer an off-the-field injury in the offseason.
New Orleans Saints
Rookie guard Brandon Carter says his favorite football memory is Texas Tech's defeat of Texas in 2008 in a Q&A with the Times-Picayune.
Louisiana has passed legislation allowing the state to sell license plates commemorating the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl championship.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The St. Petersburg Times lists the five players who can help the Buccaneers improve this season.