NFC South links: Drew Brees and WMD

Atlanta Falcons

In need of some depth behind Matt Bryant, the Falcons have signed undrafted kicker Erik Folk. And yes, the name sounds familiar as he is the younger brother of Jets kicker Nick Folk.

Wide receiver Roddy White uses Twitter as a vehicle to express his displeasure with the NFL Players Association, and express his admiration for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Carolina Panthers

Coach Ron Rivera endorses the Panthers as a team that both North and South Carolina can embrace, as he tells the Gaston Gazette's Gabe Whisnant: “We’re a regional team. We’re not just the city of Charlotte, we’re not just North Carolina, we’re the Carolina Panthers."

How much longer will Pro Bowl wide receiver Steve Smith stay in the league? According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press, Smith's predicted career path is much longer than most may think.

New Orleans Saints

Quarterback Drew Brees tweets that the evidence for player bounties is comparable to the legitimacy of weapons of mass destruction.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Prosecutors dismissed a charge of assault with a deadly weapon against Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib on Monday, but Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times contemplates whether Talib will have to face further punishment by Roger Goodell and the league.