Hitting the NFC South links

A quick look at the top headlines from around the NFC South.

The Falcons had problems with their pass defense in Saturday night’s loss to Pittsburgh. They know they have to get better play out of the secondary by the time the regular season rolls around.

Joseph Person has an overview of what Carolina’s roster might look like in the regular season.

John Romano writes about how the Bucs have a chance to have a good run defense for the first time in a very long time.

Drew Brees said Sunday night’s victory against Oakland was similar to when the Saints beat the Raiders in the preseason two years ago. You might remember the Saints went on to win the Super Bowl that season.

Carolina linebacker Jon Beason had three screws inserted in his foot last week, but still hopes to be ready to play in the regular-season opener.

New Orleans kicker Garrett Hartley injured his hip Sunday night. He doesn’t think the injury is serious.