NFC South links: Sean Weatherspoon's role

Atlanta Falcons

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Sean Weatherspoon will be the focal point of Mike Nolan’s defense. Weatherspoon: “I’m not sure exactly what I’ll be doing all of the time. I’m definitely looking forward to the challenge. I think I’m ready for that, to do a little bit more and step out there and do some different things. I look forward to the challenge. I think it’s going to be fun.”

Carolina Panthers

The Panthers added more depth to their special teams by signing veteran punter Nick Harris to a one-year deal.

New Orleans Saints

Interim New Orleans coach Joe Vitt denies the allegations made by Anthony Hargrove about the bounty scandal.

John DeShazier of The Times-Picayune on Hargrove: "[I]t's impossible not to feel sympathy for the former Saints defensive lineman who was suspended for his role in the bounty program, and for lying to the league in 2010 about the program's existence."

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Former Rutgers receiver Tiquan Underwood reunites with his former coach Greg Schiano in Tampa Bay, writes Rick Stroud in the Tampa Bay Times.

Seventh-round draft picks Michael Smith and Drake Dunsmore made the roster as the Bucs signed 13 other rookies at the end of rookie camp.