NFC South evening update

I’ll be back later tonight with observations on the Carolina Panthers from their preseason game with Baltimore. But in the meantime, let’s touch on a couple of headlines worth noting.

  • New Orleans wide receiver Marques Colston, who has been bothered by a foot injury, returned to practice Thursday. Coach Sean Payton said he was encouraged with what he saw, but said Colston likely will sit out Sunday’s preseason game.

  • Atlanta linebacker Brian Banks has been one of the feel-good stories of this preseason. He’s getting a chance at the NFL after 10 years away from football. But Banks hasn’t played much in the first two preseason games. But coach Mike Smith said Banks will get more playing time in the final two. Banks might be a long shot to make the regular roster, but he could end up on the practice squad.