NFC South links: Bucs QB's heart in S.F.

Atlanta Falcons

Coming out of the lockout, the Falcons should be favorites to win the NFC title and go to the Super Bowl, writes macon.com's Daniel Shirley.

AtlantaFalcons.com continues its tournament-style bracket to decide fans' favorite Falcons legacy player is. Today's matchup: No. 3 Deion Sanders vs. No. 14 Scott Case.

D. Orlando Ledbetter weighs whether the Falcons should re-sign Jerious Norwood.

Carolina Panthers

Kerry Collins, the first player drafted in franchise history, announced his retirement Thursday after 16 seasons in the NFL.

New Orleans Saints

Defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove is still mourning the death of his brother, who died from stab wounds two weeks ago.

The Saints are highly motivated this season following their first-round playoff loss to a Seahawks team that finished the regular season with a losing record.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Quarterback Josh Johnson, who grew up a 49ers fan, would like to re-connect with his former coach, Jim Harbaugh, in San Francisco. "I'd get to come home, be with my family, play for a coach that changed my life and play for a team that I grew up loving," Johnson said.

Bucs Nation takes a close look at where the team stands at the center position.