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ATLANTA FALCONS

Sept. 6 at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Sept. 16 vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 23 vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 30 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Oct. 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 14 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 22 vs. New York Giants, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Oct. 28 -- BYE

Nov. 4 at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 11 at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 18 vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 22 at New Orleans Saints (Thanksgiving), 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Dec. 2 vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Dec. 9 at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 16 vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 23 at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 30 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (FOX)


CAROLINA PANTHERS

Sept. 9 vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 16 at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 23 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Sept. 30 -- BYE

Oct. 7 vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 14 at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 21 at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 28 vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 8 at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)

Nov. 18 at Detroit Lions 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 25 vs. Seattle Seahawks 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 2 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 9 at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 17 vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 23 vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 30 at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. (FOX)


NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Sept. 9 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 18 vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 23 at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 30 at New York Giants, 4:25 P.M. (CBS)

Oct. 8 vs. Washington Redskins, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Oct. 14 -- BYE

Oct. 21 at Baltimore Ravens, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 28 at Minnesota Vikings, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Nov. 4 vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 11 at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 18 vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 22 vs. Atlanta Falcons (Thanksgiving), 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Nov. 29 at Dallas Cowboys, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)

Dec. 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 17 at Carolina Panthers, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 23 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Dec. 30 vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)


TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Sept. 9 at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 16 vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 24 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Sept. 30 at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 7 -- BYE

Oct. 14 at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 21 vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 28 at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 4 at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 11 vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 18 at New York Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 25 vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 2 vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 9 vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 16 at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 23 at Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 30 vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sunday night games in Weeks 5-16 subject to change; Week 17 game TBD


Atlanta Falcons News

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Falcons' Devonta Freeman healthy and 'having fun'

 

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, limited to just two games and 14 carries last season because of knee and groin injuries, is healthy and happy to be in OTAs with Atlanta.

 

Falcons assistant general manager Scott Pioli resigns

 

Scott Pioli stepped down from his role as assistant general manager of the Falcons on Thursday. The team said Pioli, who'd been with Atlanta for five years, resigned to pursue other opportunities.

 

Andy Levitre announces retirement after 10 seasons

 

Andy Levitre, who missed 14 games in 2018 with a torn triceps, announced Tuesday on Instagram that he was retiring after 10 seasons in the NFL.

 

Falcons agree to terms with No. 31 pick Kaleb McGary

 

One of Atlanta's first-round draft picks is officially under contract. The Falcons announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms on a rookie contract with offensive tackle Kaleb McGary.

 

Matt Ryan thankful Falcons bolstered O-line in draft

 

After a disappointing season in 2018, the Atlanta Falcons focused on protecting their franchise QB in order to reestablish their offense, and Matt Ryan appreciates the help.

 

Falcons trade into first round to grab Kaleb McGary

 

After picking an offensive lineman earlier in the first round, the Falcons traded back in to grab another big blocker. Atlanta acquired the 31st overall pick and selected Washington offensive tackle Kaleb McGary.

 

Falcons DT Grady Jarrett signs $15.2M franchise tag

 

The Falcons announced Monday that DT Grady Jarrett has signed the franchise tag. He will play the 2019 season on a one-year deal for $15.2 million if the two sides don't agree to a long-term deal by July 15.

 

Falcons re-sign DT Ra'Shede Hageman to one-year deal

 

The Atlanta Falcons are giving Ra'Shede Hageman a second chance. The team announced on Friday that the defensive lineman signed a one-year contract.

 

Austin Hooper plans extra work with QB Matt Ryan

 

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper says he will work with quarterback Matt Ryan following OTAs as they adjust to a new offensive scheme this offseason.

 

Roundup: Falcons sign DT Tyeler Davison to 1-year deal

 

The Falcons agreed to terms with former Saints defensive tackle Tyeler Davison on a one-year contract. The addition comes on the heels of Atlanta bringing back defensive end Adrian Clayborn.

 

Falcons sign DE Adrian Clayborn to one-year contract

 

The Atlanta Falcons signed defensive end Adrian Clayborn to a one-year contract, the team announced. Clayborn's deal is worth up to $4 million, per Tom Pelissero.

 

Former Saints lineman Tyeler Davison visiting Falcons

 

Tyeler Davison, who spent the past four seasons with the New Orleans Saints, is scheduled to visit the Atlanta Falcons, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday.

 

Julio Jones doesn't care about being highest-paid WR

 

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones still wants a new contract heading into the upcoming 2019 season. Jones said he doesn't care about being the highest-paid WR in the NFL.

 

Falcons making progress on Julio Jones, Jarrett deals

 

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank gave an update on extending the contract of star wideout Julio Jones and hashing out a new deal with DT Grady Jarrett.

 

Julio Jones in talks for contract extension with Falcons

 

With other star wide receivers getting pay raises elsewhere, Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff revealed he wasn't concerned about getting a contract extension done with Julio Jones.

 

Broncos, Falcons to face off in 2019 Hall of Fame Game

 

The NFL announced Tuesday that the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons will face off in the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio to kickoff the 2019 preseason.

 


Carolina Panthers News

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Gerald McCoy leaves Cleveland without contract

 

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who was recently released by the Buccaneers, spent time Friday visiting with the Cleveland Browns, but left without a contract, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.

 

David Tepper details plans for Panthers' new facility

 

Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper provided some details of the team's planned new facility in South Carolina on Tuesday in a conversation with NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

 

Panthers offered $120M to move practice field to South Carolina

 

The South Carolina Senate has agreed to provide $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina.

 

Cam Newton 'feeling great' as he rehabs shoulder

 

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is recovering after shoulder surgery. He recently provided an update on his status saying that he feels great.

 

Steve Smith to be inducted into Panthers' Hall of Honor

 

The Panthers are celebrating their legacy. Wide receiver Steve Smith, quarterback Jake Delhomme, tight end Wesley Walls and offensive tackle Jordan Gross are being inducted into Carolina's Hall of Honor.

 

Cam Newton excited to have Will Grier as teammate

 

Former West Virginia quarterback Will Grier became the first signal-caller the Panthers drafted since Cam Newton in 2011. So how does the veteran feel about the third-round pick?

 

Jonathan Stewart retires from NFL after 11 seasons

 

Running back Jonathan Stewart signed a one-day contract with the Carolina Panthers, who he played with for a decade, to announce his retirement after 11 NFL seasons Tuesday.

 

Panthers sign Chris Hogan to one-year contract

 

Carolina announced the signing of former New England receiver Chris Hogan to a one-year deal as the wideout leaves the Patriots following a Super Bowl championship.

 

Christian McCaffrey doesn't see need to cut workload

 

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey played 924 snaps during the 2018 season. Lessening the dual-threat back's workload this offseason has been a stated goal of the team, but McCaffrey doesn't agree.

 

WVU QB Will Grier meets with Panthers, Redskins

 

West Virginia's Will Grier had two separate dinner meetings with the Carolina Panthers and the Washington Redskins. The Panthers have not drafted a QB since selecting Cam Newton in 2011.

 

Panthers sign DE Bruce Irvin to one-year deal

 

Exit Julius Peppers. Enter Bruce Irvin. The Carolina Panthers have signed the latter defensive end, a source told NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon on Tuesday.

 

LB Thomas Davis aims to get Chargers 'over the hump'

 

After 14 years with the Panthers, linebacker Thomas Davis believes he can "be an added piece, offer some veteran wisdom" to a Chargers team aiming for a title.

 

Panthers release left tackle Matt Kalil after two years

 

The Panthers announced they have released left tackle Matt Kalil, just two years after signing him to a five-year, $55 million deal. Kalil missed all of 2018 with a knee injury.

 

Panthers re-signing OT Daryl Williams to 1-year deal

 

Daryl Williams will remain with the Panthers for at least one more season. Carolina agreed to re-sign the 2017 All-Pro offensive tackle to a one-year contract after he missed nearly all of 2018 with an injury.

 

Ex-Panthers LB Thomas Davis signing with Chargers

 

Thomas Davis announced Tuesday he is planning to sign with the Chargers. The former All-Pro had been with the Panthers since breaking into the NFL in 2005 and is Carolina's all-time leader in tackles.

 


New Orleans Saints News

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Ted Ginn Jr. says he'll race anyone for '$10K or better'

 

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. said he's willing to race anyone for $10,000 or better. At the 2007 NFL Scouting Combine, Ginn ran a 4.37 40-yard dash on a sprained foot.

 

Saints declining CB Eli Apple's fifth-season option

 

The Saints declined the fifth-year option on cornerback Eli Apple ahead of Friday's league-wide deadline, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.

 

Bucs, Chargers, Ravens looking for next Taysom Hill

 

Forget finding the next Drew Brees. NFL teams are now trying to recreate a new version of another Sean Payton signal-caller: Taysom Hill. The Bucs, Chargers and Ravens might have found theirs.

 

Saints GM sees 'big things' from Marcus Davenport

 

General manager Mickey Loomis said Monday during his pre-draft news conference, that the Saints believe DE Marcus Davenport's best is still to come.

 

Payton doesn't regret trading pick for DE Davenport

 

The Saints shipped a slew of draft picks in order to snag pass rusher Marcus Davenport with the No. 14 pick. Saints head coach Sean Payton has no regrets about dealing their 2019 first-round selection.

 

Sean Payton knocks trendy hiring process of coaches

 

Saints head coach Sean Payton had plenty to say about the current trend of finding the hottest NFL head coach, and looks forward to facing the teams he believes have made a mistake in following that movement.

 

Payton frustrated with RB Mark Ingram's departure

 

Mark Ingram elected to sign with the Ravens this offseason to a three-year deal. The departure of the longtime Saints RB left Sean Payton frustrated.

 

Payton on officiating: 'We need to make more strides'

 

Saints coach Sean Payton believes progress has been made, but, "I just think we need to make more strides in this area relative to not just replay, but relative to what we're saying about the officials."

 

Sean Payton dislikes playoff all-star officiating crews

 

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton explains why he doesn't like the current format of how the all-star referee crews are created for the postseason.

 

Saints expected to sign ex-Raiders TE Jared Cook

 

The New Orleans Saints are expected to sign tight end Jared Cook, NFL Netowork's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report. Cook was ranked No. 21 on Around The NFL's top 101 free agents.

 

Saints sign Nick Easton to replace Max Unger

 

After the abrupt retirement of Max Unger, the New Orleans Saints signed Nick Easton to fill the role of starting center. The 26-year-old signed a four-year deal after missing the entire 2018 season due to injury.

 

Saints restructure Brees' contract to open cap space

 

The New Orleans Saints have cleared up cap space for the 2019 season after restructuring the contract of QB Drew Brees, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

 

Teddy Bridgewater visits Dolphins as Saints wait

 

The Miami Dolphins hosted quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on a free-agent visit Wednesday night, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

 

Saints agree to five-year deal with kicker Wil Lutz

 

Wil Lutz had a career year, and the Saints are rewarding that with a long-term contract. New Orleans and Lutz have agreed to a five-year contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

 

Saints sign RB Latavius Murray, lose Mark Ingram

 

The Saints sign former Vikings running back Latavius Murray, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per a source. Mark Ingram is expected to play elsewhere in 2019.

 

Teddy Bridgewater expected to re-sign with Saints

 

Teddy Bridgewater is expected to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints despite a bigger deal on the table from the Miami Dolphins, NFL Network's Jane Slater reported.

 

Sean Payton likens Trace McSorley to Julian Edelman

 

How versatile is quarterback prospect Trace McSorley? New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton thinks he could be a Julian Edelman-type of player, according to Peter King.

 

Sean Payton: Competition committee talks were great

 

Saints coach Sean Payton was encouraged by the competition committee discussions before formal discussions on proposals at the annual league meeting in late March.

 

Saints' Alex Okafor to enter FA after hitting sack mark

 

Another veteran pass rusher appears on track to enter unrestricted free agency when the league's new calendar year begins on March 13: Saints defensive end Alex Okafor.

 


Tampa Bay Buccaneers News

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Gerald McCoy leaves Cleveland without contract

 

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who was recently released by the Buccaneers, spent time Friday visiting with the Cleveland Browns, but left without a contract, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.

 

Ndamukong Suh's deal with Bucs worth up to $10M

 

The Bucs made it official on Thursday: Ndamukong Suh is coming to Tampa Bay. The team announced it has agreed to terms with the veteran defensive tackle. Suh can make up to $10M in 2019.

 

Bucs finalizing one-year deal with Ndamukong Suh

 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are closing in on a one-year deal with veteran defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

 

Buccaneers release Gerald McCoy after nine seasons

 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on from the senior-most member of their defense. Tampa Bay released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy after nine seasons with the club.

 

Buccaneers rookie LB Devin White impressing early

 

Devin White has wasted no time showing why the Buccaneers made him the fifth overall pick of the NFL draft. The rookie linebacker has already caught the attention of teammates and coaches in OTAs.

 

Arians: Ask Vernon Hargreaves why he didn't practice

 

Buccaneers starting cornerback Vernon Hargreaves was seen on the sidelines during the team's organized team activities. Coach Bruce Arians was very vague about the reason why.

 

Jason Pierre-Paul doesn't plan to have neck surgery

 

After seeking several opinions, Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has decided not to have surgery on his fractured vertebra and will have it rechecked in about four months, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report.

 

Roundup: Buccaneers signing RB Kerwynn Williams

 

Kerwynn Williams has found another team. The veteran running back is signing with the Buccaneers, less than one week after he was cut by the Lions. Here are other transactions we're monitoring Monday.

 

Bucs' DT Gerald McCoy: 'Don't you ever question me'

 

Gerald McCoy has been absent from the Buccaneers' offseason workouts. But that doesn't mean he's not working out. The Pro Bowl defensive tackle reiterated over the holiday weekend he isn't taking time off.

 

Buccaneers select kicker Matt Gay in fifth round

 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected kicker Matt Gay with the No. 145 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Bucs have been in need of a competent kicker over the past several seasons.

 

Buccaneers choose linebacker Devin White at No. 5

 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Devin White with the fifth overall pick of 2019 NFL Draft, completing a pre-draft courtship that began at the NFL Scouting Combine.

 

Bucs' Bruce Arians: 'You draft for need, you get fired'

 

After a year away from the headset, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians is ready to get back in the swing of things in today's NFL Draft and he's ready to take the best player available sitting at No. 5 overall.

 

Arians on Gerald McCoy's absence: 'It's up to him'

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians says the team has "open arms" if defensive tackle Gerald McCoy decides to join the voluntary offseason workout program.

 

Cardinals, five others opening voluntary minicamps

 

Cardinals, with Josh Rosen taking the field, other teams with first-year coaches -- Bengals, Browns, Packers, Jets and Buccaneers --begin voluntary minicamp today.

 

Make-A-Wish teen to announce Buccaneers' first-round pick

 

Kacey Reynolds, a 19-year-old devout fan of the Buccaneers who is battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma, will take the podium and read off Tampa Bay's top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.