NFC South afternoon update

Let’s catch up on a few quick odds and ends from around the division:

  • Although he’s being allowed to walk into free agency, defensive end Michael Bennett said he’ll give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the chance to match any offer he’s considering accepting. That shows the relationship between the Bucs and Bennett isn’t fractured and I think there’s a chance he could remain with Tampa Bay if he doesn’t get an outrageous offer elsewhere.

  • Larry Holder cites a source as saying it would be a long shot for former Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison to end up with the Saints. Harrison’s agent has made some noise about that possibility, but the Saints aren’t going to have the cap room to sign many big-name veterans.

  • Forget about former Carolina cornerback Chris Gamble, who was released last week, perhaps landing with Tampa Bay or Atlanta. Gamble has decided to retire, according to his agent.