Before we get to our afternoon roundup, I’d just like to offer my condolences to the family of Jon Richardson, formerly a president for the Carolina Panthers, who passed away Tuesday. Richardson fought his illness for a long time and he did it with courage and dignity. He’ll be missed.
NFL.com ranks the Atlanta receiving corps (including tight ends) No. 1 in the NFL. Julio Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez are among the best at what they do. The only knock you can put on Atlanta’s receivers is that Harry Douglas hasn’t produced more out of the slot.
For those still trying to figure out how Darrelle Revis will impact Tampa Bay’s defensive backfield, ESPN Stats & Information has a look at how the New York Jets fared with Revis and without him after he was injured.
In this Insider post, Gary Horton lists the 10 most versatile players in the NFC. Atlanta defensive end Kroy Biermann and New Orleans running back Darren Sproles are among them. Sproles’ versatility has been well documented. I think we’re going to see the Falcons try to make even more use out of Biermann’s unique skill set this season.