NFC South links: Falcons close to Meier deal

Atlanta Falcons

Falcons fifth round pick, receiver Kerry Meier is "real close" to signing a deal with the team.

Patience has paid off for running back Michael Turner.

ESPN's Bomani Jones calls the Falcons trade of Brett Favre in 1992 one of the "classic giveaways in sports."

Carolina Panthers

Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole ranks the Panthers linebackers the worst in the division and 23rd in the NFL. "The Panthers have a good answer for the loss of Davis at weakside, moving active middle linebacker Jon Beason to that spot, which may give him more chances for big plays. That said, the overall unit obviously suffers because the rest of the linebackers are middling talents," Cole writes.

New Orleans Saints

NOLA.com has a Q&A with Saints fullback Marcus Mailei.

The Saints are one of five NFL teams that haven't signed any draft picks.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In their series looking at the Ravens' 2010 opponents, the Baltimore Sun scouts the Bucs.