NFC South afternoon update

It’s been a fairly quiet day in the NFC South with the Falcons taking an extra day off after a Thursday night game, Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano saying the team still is awaiting test results on an injury to kick returner LeQuan Lewis and New Orleans interim coach Joe Vitt spending part of the day away from his team to testify in the bounty appeals.

Let’s take a quick look at some other odds and ends from around the division:

  • An official at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport said the employee suspected of throwing eggs at the New Orleans Saints’ team bus last week has quit the job. No charges have been filed against the suspected egg-thrower.

  • Carolina coach Ron Rivera said he’ll continue to go with young players. Give him some credit for that. Rivera’s job security is on the line and a lot of coaches in that situation would play it conservatively and stick with veterans.

  • Former Minnesota coach Brad Childress was among those testifying in the bounty appeals hearings in New Orleans on Monday. The NFL previously had said Childress told officials he heard from one of his players the Saints had a bounty on quarterback Brett Favre. That player has said he was not aware of any bounty program.

  • There weren’t a lot of defensive bright spots for Tampa Bay in Sunday’s loss to Denver. But middle linebacker Mason Foster said the Bucs can learn from Denver quarterback Peyton Manning. That’s not a bad idea.