NFC South Blog
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has restructured his contract to clear up cap room for 2016. The team $5.2 million of Drew Brees' base salary into a signing bonus. This will create $2.6 million in cap space. His cap hit for 2016 is still $30 million.
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman did not practice Wednesday. He is dealing with a fractured rib and was not able to suit up Week 3. The injury has become a matter of pain management. If he is forced to sit out another week, as he is expected to, Devonta Freeman will continue to see a ton of touches. He had a monster 193 yard, three TD performance in Coleman's absence Week 3.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin missed practice on Thursday. Head coach Lovie Smith says this is because Martin injured his knee in Wednesday's practice. Smith also added that he expects Martin to return to practice on Friday. If he is limited this week, Charles Sims will see more snaps. However, the two are actually splitting snaps almost 50-50 already.
Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is questionable for Week 4 with a knee injury. There is real concern that Stewart will not be able to play this week. Head coach Ron Rivera says he is "taking a wait and see approach" with him right now. Stewart's availability in Friday's practice will be very telling for his likelihood to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees participated in Thursday's practice. This is the second straight day he has practiced and he has also been taking the majority of the first-team reps. He appears to be on track to play this week barring a setback.
Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart has been considered very questionable all week with a knee injury. However, he returned to a full practice on Friday and is now listed as probable for Week 4. He is expected to start and hopefully hold up for four quarters.
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman has been ruled out for Week 4. The rookie is dealing with a fractured rib. Devonta Freeman will once again serve as the undisputed feature-back in Atlanta. This is a matter of pain management, so it's really difficult to predict when Coleman will be ready to get back on the field.
Atlanta Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme will not play this weekend. He is still in the league's concussion protocol and will not be cleared by Sunday. Levine Toilolo will serve as the Falcons starting tight end.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is officially listed as probable for Week 4. He has been dealing with a sprained rotator cuff and was expected to miss at least a few weeks. Nonetheless, after an intense two weeks of rehab, Brees has worked his way all the way back. It remains to be seen how healthy he really is.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been upgraded to probable for Week 4. The big question now is, how healthy is he? Despite the rotator cuff injury, Brees says his shoulder feels healthy and he believes he can make all the throws. The Saints take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.