NFC South links: McClain's expectations

Atlanta Falcons

Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has been working out with Danario Alexander and other former Missouri teammates during the lockout. Weatherspoon said he hopes the lockout can be lifted "before the chaos begins."

Carolina Panthers

Third-rounder Terrell McClain has first-round expectations.

New Orleans Saints

Over the Fourth of July weekend, Troy Aikman, Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Bobby Carpenter and Saints coach Sean Payton played a beach football game in WaterColor, Fla.

Drew Brees came in at No. 9 on the list of the NFL's top 100 players as voted on by players.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Quarterback Josh Freeman sees some of himself in Panthers first-round pick Cam Newton.

2011 second-rounder Da'Quan Bowers denies that his right knee injury is degenerative.