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Around the NFC South

Time for a run through the headlines from around the NFC South.

D. Orlando Ledbetter reports that the proposed rookie wage scale could cost Atlanta receiver Julio Jones millions of dollars. The player picked in the same draft spot as Jones (No. 6 overall) last year got a deal with $30 million in guaranteed money. It’s likely the new labor agreement will funnel some guaranteed money away from rookies.

The father of Carolina receiver Armanti Edwards was convicted of killing another man and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Carolina rookie quarterback Cam Newton is featured in the latest issue of GQ magazine.

The brother of New Orleans defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove reportedly was stabbed to death in Florida.

Although there has been some talk about the NFL easing its rules on local television blackouts, the topic didn’t come up at Tuesday’s league meeting as owners focused on the labor situation. If a change hasn’t come by now, it’s rather unlikely anything will be done this season. The Buccaneers failed to sell out a single home game last season and those games were blacked out on local television.