Around the NFC South

Time for a morning run through the division's top headlines:


In a radio interview with 790 The Zone, running back Steven Jackson made it very clear why he signed with the Falcons. Jackson, who spent much of his career on mediocre teams in St. Louis, said he wants to go out on top.

Here’s a look at the draft prospects that reportedly will take part in the Falcons’ local workout Wednesday. The team is allowed to bring in players from local colleges and players who went to high school in the Atlanta area without them counting toward the limit of pre-draft visits.


Linebacker Jon Beason may be limited in organized team activities as he comes back from knee and shoulder injuries. But his goal is to be fully healthy for the start of training camp.


Mike Triplett writes that it’s unlikely the Saints will draft a running back. That’s probably the deepest position on the roster with Darren Sproles, Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, Chris Ivory and Travaris Cadet already in place.


Roy Cummings writes that the restructured contract Eric Wright agreed to is worth $1.5 million and the cornerback can earn up to $3 million if he meets unspecified incentives. That’s a big drop from the $7.75 million that Wright had been scheduled to earn under his previous contract. But the new one-year contract is clearly a “prove-it deal." Wright, who served a four-game suspension last season, can get back to earning big money if he has a good season.