Around the NFC South

There has been some controversy over what a member of the Tampa Bay staff may or may not have asked Florida State defensive back Myron Rolle during an interview at the Senior Bowl. General manager Mark Dominik now has provided the Bucs’ side of the story.

  • New Orleans coach Sean Payton spoke at the combine and said the Saints will be keeping Reggie Bush. That’s what we’ve been saying here for months, even though there’s been speculation elsewhere that Bush could be a casualty because of his high salary. Payton also didn’t make it sound like the team was ready to pounce on free-agent running back LaDainian Tomlinson.

  • Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards is throwing at the combine, but he’s not running because of a hamstring injury. That could hurt him some because a lot of teams think Edwards’ future may be as a receiver or return man.

  • Although the common assumption is the Falcons will take a defensive lineman or defensive back at No. 19, Mark Bradley wonders if they’d be able to pass over Clemson running back C.J. Spiller if he’s available. Good question. Spiller’s something of a local guy. The Falcons have Michael Turner, but backup Jerious Norwood never has played to his potential. This is a move the Falcons could consider.