With 10 weeks remaining before the start of the NFL season, NFL.com's Chris Wesseling examines 10 storylines to watch, including whether the Falcons have learned more about defending the read option and whether Richard Seymour will land in Atlanta.
Veteran linebacker Sean Weatherspoon expects to step into a heightened leadership role in his second year under coordinator Mike Nolan, reports Daniel Cox of the team's website.
Will Steven Jackson get more carries with the Falcons?
Check out a photo of the Falcons rookies posing with the Lombardi Trophy.
The inaugural Cam Newton Foundation 7-on-7 tournament took place Saturday, featuring Charlotte-area high school athletes. In a video from the tournament, Newton indicates his hope for the Panthers' future: "Let's make it to the playoffs."
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer takes over Peter King's "Monday Morning Quarterback" column this week. Greer: "What was not told in the headlines or on the news, however, was the spirit of our men in the locker room," during the Saints' 2012 season.
The Times-Picayune continues its series on the Saints’ top 25 players, with No. 15: Roman Harper.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
"In each of the past five seasons, Tampa Bay failed to total 30 sacks as a team. ... No Buc has recorded double-digit sacks since (Simeon) Rice's 14 in 2005," writes Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud, who reports the Bucs are working toward an improved pass rush this season.
Is there a sleeper team such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rising in training camp?