NFC South Team Schecules

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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)


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)


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)


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 trade for TE Hayden Hurst after losing Hooper


The Falcons have a new starting tight end. Hours after seeing Austin Hooper reach an agreement with the Browns, Atlanta swung a trade for the Ravens' Hayden Hurst.


Falcons releasing RB Devonta Freeman, two others


The Falcons are parting ways with starters Devonta Freeman and Desmond Trufant, as well as offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo. The collective moves will save them $11.6 million against the cap.


Falcons to release 7-year veteran CB Desmond Trufant


The Atlanta Falcons secondary will look different in 2020 after the team plans to part ways with veteran cornerback Desmond Trufant, sources tell NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.


NFL player vote ratifies new CBA through 2030 season


A majority of NFL players voted to ratify the proposed collective bargaining agreement, ushering labor harmony in the league for the next 11 seasons.


GM Thomas Dimitroff: Falcons are not in 'cap hell'


Entering the 2020 offseason, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff has some decisions to make with Atlanta's top-heavy roster but he is disputing the notion that the team is in a dire situation.


Falcons GM on 1st-rd trading: Never count us out


Heading into a crucial draft for himself and the Falcons franchise, Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff left the door open on draft-day trading, stating, "I would never count us out."


Falcons won't 'close the door' on FA Austin Hooper


Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said TE Austin Hooper, OLB De'Vondre Campbell and OL Wes Schweitzer will hit the market, but the door isn't shut on them re-signing with Atlanta.


Falcons re-sign specialists Younghoe Koo, Ryan Allen


The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that fan favorite kicker Youngehoo Koo and punter Ryan Allen have agreed to terms on one-year contract extensions.


Blank: Love Freeman, but 'salary cap is not unlimited'


Arthur Blank has professed his love for running back Devonta Freeman, but the Atlanta Falcons owner also said "this has nothing to do with love. It has to do with building a roster."


Devonta Freeman's future with Falcons in doubt


Devonta Freeman's time in Atlanta could be coming to an end. The Falcons are considering parting ways with the running back, Ian Rapoport reported.


Falcons' Arthur Blank rooting for Kyle Shanahan in SB


San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons three years ago so it's no surprise who owner Arthur Blank will be rooting for in Sunday's Super Bowl.


Hall of Fame DE Chris Doleman dies at age of 58


Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman died Tuesday night after a battle with brain cancer. He was 58 years old. The Vikings legend was inducted into Canton in 2012.


Falcons 'trudging along' in Austin Hooper negotiations


Austin Hooper turned a contract year into a career year. But the tight end is not close to inking an extension with the Falcons. Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff says the two sides are "trudging along."


With job secure, Falcons' Quinn 'excited to get rolling'


After the morning announcement that he would be returning in 2020, Dan Quinn said he was excited for the future and also humbled after getting "to see his team fight for him."


Falcons' Dan Quinn, GM Dimitroff to return in 2020


The Atlanta Falcons announced Friday that general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn will return for the 2020 season.


Falcons CB Jordan Miller suspended four games


Rookie cornerback Jordan Miller of the Falcons has been suspended for the next regular-season games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.


Ryan: Falcons 'doing everything' to save Quinn's job


Quarterback Matt Ryan and his teammates are working their hardest to preserve Dan Quinn's job. Quinn owns a 41-37 record as head coach of the Falcons, a job he's held since the 2015 season.


Tony Gonzalez first TE named to NFL 100 All-Time Team


In August, Tony Gonzalez was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Four months later, the tight end is being memorialized yet again, in an even more exclusive club.


Deion Sanders first DB named to NFL 100 All-Time Team


The NFL 100 All-Time Team is heading to Prime Time -- or vice versa. Hall of Fame defensive back Deion Sanders became the first defensive back to be named to the All-Time Team on Thursday night.


Injuries: Falcons WR Julio Jones ruled out vs. Saints


The Falcons announced WR Julio Jones is inactive for the team's Thanksgiving matchup with the Saints. Jones has been battling a shoulder injury and was listed as questionable heading into Thursday.


Carolina Panthers News

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Panthers release Cam Newton after nine seasons


The Carolina Panthers already said goodbye to Cam Newton. The team has now made the split official. The Panthers released the former NFL MVP as soon as Tuesday.


Panthers signing ex-Jets WR Robby Anderson


Speedy wideout Robby Anderson is joining the Carolina Panthers. The free-agent receiver agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with the franchise, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.


Panthers trade QB Kyle Allen to Redskins


Kyle Allen has been reunited with his former head coach Ron Rivera. The Panthers are sending the backup quarterback to the Redskins, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported,


XFL standout P.J. Walker back in NFL with Panthers


An emerging star in the shortened XFL season, Roughnecks quarterback P.J. Walker is returning to the NFL as he's expected to sign with the Panthers.


Panthers to sign Teddy Bridgewater to replace Newton


Teddy Bridgewater has landed a new home. The Carolina Panthers are finalizing a deal to sign the quarterback, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed.


Teddy Bridgewater drawing interest from Panthers, Pats


With a flurry of quarterback news on Tuesday involving Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Cam Newton, Teddy Bridgewater might be a product of it as he's drawn interest from the Pats and Panthers.


Panthers allowing Cam Newton to seek a trade


The Carolina Panthers granted quarterback Cam Newton permission to seek a trade. Panthers GM Marty Hurney is working with Newton's reps to "find the best fit" for the QB.


Panthers bring back QB Kyle Allen on 1-year deal


Kyle Allen, who started 12 games for the Panthers in 2019, will be back for 2018, as the team announced Tuesday it has signed him to a one-year contract.


Panthers, DE Chris Smith agree to one-year deal


Following a year of tragedy and a season of struggle, defensive end Chris Smith signed on for a one-year deal and a fresh start with the Carolina Panthers.


Panthers' Matt Rhule: 'I absolutely want Cam here'


The Panthers plan to keep Cam Newton as their starting QB, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. Matt Rhule and his staff are impressed with Newton's rehab process.


Healthy Cam Newton (foot) could open up trade market


Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is expected to do some form of football activity by March, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on "NFL Total Access."


Jets' Le'Veon Bell among potential trade candidates


With the NFL Scouting Combine and free agency on the horizon, several big-name players are already gaining trade buzz. Ian Rapoport names a few potential players who could be on the move.


Panthers TE Ian Thomas ready to replace Greg Olsen


In the wake of longtime tight end Greg Olsen's departure, Ian Thomas is gearing up to fill the veteran's shoes, and is eager for the chance to solidify his place in the Carolina Panthers lineup.


Ron Rivera hosting charity yard sale for Panthers gear


Ron Rivera is cleaning out his closet for a good cause. The new Washington Redskins head coach is hosting a yard sale on Saturday to eliminate his Carolina Panthers-related items.


Tepper on Cam's future: 'It's a question' of health


Following a charity event Tuesday, Panthers owner David Tepper was asked about Cam Newton's future. The owner said it the answer would be determined by the health of the QB.


New Orleans Saints News

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Saints GM 'appreciative' of Brees' team-friendly deal


Drew Brees exercised his philanthropy this week when his family announced they were donating $5 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in Louisiana. But the Saints QB's selflessness isn't merely an off-field hobby.


Drew Brees donating $5 million to State of Louisiana


New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife are committing $5 million to the State of Louisiana during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus how other players thought out the league are helping.


Sean Payton says he's 'cleared' of coronavirus


New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said Wednesday that he's been "cleared" of COVID-19 after previously testing positive for the virus.


Payton says Taysom Hill will be Saints' No. 2 QB


Sean Payton said Thursday that Taysom Hill will be the No. 2 quarterback for the Saints heading into the 2020 season while the coach also added he's feeling "much better."'


Roundup: Saints ink CB Jenkins to 2-year extension


Janoris Jenkins parlayed three games with the Saints into three years. The veteran CB signed an extension with New Orleans that will pay him $16.75 million in new money, Ian Rapoport reports.


Emmanuel Sanders' grandma sold WR on joining Saints


After signing with the New Orleans Saints, Emmanuel Sanders called his new home 'wide receiver heaven' but what ultimately convinced him to land there was by the virtue of his grandmother.


Teddy Bridgewater drawing interest from Panthers, Pats


With a flurry of quarterback news on Tuesday involving Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Cam Newton, Teddy Bridgewater might be a product of it as he's drawn interest from the Pats and Panthers.


Alvin Kamara 'back to 100' percent after playing at 75


New Orleans Saints star running back Alvin Kamara said via social media he's back to playing at 100 percent after dealing with knee and ankle injuries during the 2019 season.


Drew Brees on his future: 'I am Who Dat Nation for life'


The New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees have been intertwined since the future Hall of Famer's arrival in 2006. Prior to the start of his 20th season, Brees has reiterated his desire to stay in N.O.


Saints GM: Signing Drew Brees before FA is 'our goal'


Drew Brees is set to be an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begin on March 18, but Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said Thursday he doesn't expect Brees to hit the open market.


Brees poised to become NFL's 20th 20-year player


When Saints quarterback Drew Brees plays in just one game in the 2020 season, he'll become the 20th player in NFL history to play in 20 seasons.


Sean Payton: Hill's new deal 'more work' than Brees'


Saints head coach Sean Payton noted that quarterback Taysom Hill's new deal might be more troublesome than that of veteran Drew Brees, who has said he only wants to play in New Orleans.


Drew Brees will be back with Saints for 2020 season


New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced Tuesday via Instagram that he has decided to play in his 20th NFL season.


Saints WR Michael Thomas named 2019 NFL OPOY


Saints star receiver Michael Thomas had a record-setting 149 catches in 2019 and has now hauled in NFL Offensive Player of the Year honors.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers News

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Arians: Bucs not signing free-agent WR Antonio Brown


Before any speculation can arise, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians was compelled to get ahead of it and explain why his team won't mesh with free-agent WR Antonio Brown.


Ndamukong Suh returning to Bucs on 1-year, $8M deal


Ndamukong Suh is staying in Tampa Bay. The veteran defensive tackle has agreed to a one-year deal worth $8 million, Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported.


Bruce Arians reacts to Bucs landing QB Tom Brady


Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians couldn't believe it at first, but one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time was waiting on their doorstep in Tampa Bay.


Tom Brady on NFC South: Winning division always hard


On top of dealing with a world going through a number of changes, new Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady says he's focusing his energy on building chemistry and preparing to face the NFC South.


Tom Brady: Nothing but total respect and love for Pats


New Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady held his introductory conference call today. The future Hall of Famer had to answer several questions about his decision to leave the New England Patriots.


Mike Evans: 'It's surreal' to be playing with Tom Brady


Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Mike Evans will have Tom Brady throwing him passes this upcoming season, and the 26-year-old playmaker hopes it gets him to the playoffs for the first time.


Jameis Winston bids Bucs farewell, still dreams of SB


With Tom Brady in as the new Buccaneers signal-caller, Jameis Winston took to Twitter on Saturday to give his love and respect to Tampa while focusing on looking ahead and winning a Super Bowl.


Buccaneers not likely to sign WR Antonio Brown


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not likely to sign Antonio Brown despite rumors that Tom Brady would want to bring the wide receiver with him, Ian Rapoport reported.


Tom Brady officially signs contract with Buccaneers


Tom Brady officially is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. TB12 -- roughly three days after his shocking departure from New England -- signed his contract with the Bucs on Friday.


Tom Brady finalizes agreement to join Buccaneers


Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has finalized an agreement to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source tells NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.


Bucs season ticket demand surges post-Brady news


Following the news that Tom Brady is Tampa Bay-bound, Buccaneers fans have already voiced their approval of the move, in the form of a surge in season ticket purchases for the 2020 season.


Bucs tag Shaq Barrett after leading NFL in sacks


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used the franchise tag on pass rusher Shaq Barrett, who is ranked No. 5 on's Top 101 free agents list.


Chargers, Bucs interested in signing Tom Brady


For the first time in Tom Brady's 21-year NFL career, the quarterback is set to become a free agent. The Chargers, Buccaneers and Patriots are the teams interested in signing him so far, Rapoport reported.


Potential landing spots for Tom Brady


Tom Brady announced Tuesday he's leaving New England after 20 seasons. Where will Brady play in 2020? Nick Shook explores possible suitors for the six-time Super Bowl champion.


Shaq Barrett hopes to re-sign long-term with Bucs


Pending free-agent linebacker Shaq Barrett says he intends to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a great 2019. He just hopes that it'll be a long-term deal rather than the franchise tag.


Winston underwent surgery to repair torn meniscus


Having dealt with a broken thumb and undergone LASIK eye surgery, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston also underwent surgery after playing through a torn meniscus, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.


No 'decision yet' on Jameis Winston's Bucs' future


Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday that whether Tampa will re-sign Jameis Winston or not is a situation that remains "up in the air."


Buccaneers to unveil new uniforms ahead of season


The Buccaneers are changing their uniforms again. The team announced Monday it will soon unveil an updated look ahead of the 2020 season in response to fans' requests.


Jameis Winston undergoes LASIK eye surgery


Jameis Winston fixed a problem that might've been the reason for his 30 interceptions last season. The quarterback underwent LASIK eye surgery, Ian Rapoport confirmed.


Shaq Barrett confident he'll get deal done with Bucs


Pending free agent, Shaquil Barrett is confident he'll remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Barrett, who had 19.5 sacks during the 2019 season, signed a one-year deal last offseason to join Tampa.


Arians: We can win with QB other than Jameis Winston


Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians offered a pointed response when asked if the team can win with another quarterback with Jameis Winston's contract set to expire in March.


Jameis Winston on 4-INT day: 'You can't win that way'


Jameis Winston continues to be a polarizing presence for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His 335-yard, four-INT showing in Week 16 was yet another example of the good and bad Winston brings to the table.


Buccaneers slated to bring back Jameis Winston for '20


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to bring back quarterback Jameis Winston for the 2020 season, sources tell NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.


Roundup: Bucs' Chris Godwin ruled out vs. Texans


The Buccaneers will be without another receiver when they take on the Texans Saturday. Wide receiver Chris Godwin has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.


Chris Godwin (hamstring) likely done playing in 2019


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could lose another key weapon on offense. Wideout Chris Godwin's hamstring injury leaves his availability to play again this season in jeopardy, Ian Rapoport reported.


Bruce Arians on Shaq Barrett: He ain't going anywhere


Shaquil Barrett signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason and the pending free agent will almost certainly cash in after having an incredible season.


Injuries: Titans' Derrick Henry questionable vs. Texans


Derrick Henry didn't practice this week while dealing with a hamstring injury. The Titans RB is questionable to play against Houston. Here are the other injury news from Friday.


Injuries: Jameis Winston tosses tennis balls in practice


Some good news for the Buccaneers. Quarterback Jameis Winston has progressed to throwing tennis balls after suffering a hand injury during Sunday's game vs. the Colts. Here are other injuries we're tracking.


Bucs WR Mike Evans (hamstring) done for season


Mike Evans, the Buccaneers standout wide receiver, is out for the season due to a serious right hamstring pull, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday.


Bucs WR Mike Evans to undergo MRI on hamstring


Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Mike Evans is undergoing an MRI on his hamstring injury Monday, Ian Rapoport reported. Sources are describing the injury as "just not good."


Arians mum on question about Jameis Winston's future


Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians non-committal when asked if Jameis Winston would be his starting quarterback going forward past this season.


Bucs' Devin White after career day: 'I'm a big boy now'


Buccaneers linebacker Devin White has emerged in recent weeks. The rookie had his best game thus far Sunday against the Jaguars and former LSU teammate Leonard Fournette. And he let him know it.


NFL announces Week 16 Saturday triple-header


In the penultimate week of the 2019 NFL season, NFL Network will play host to three games on Saturday, Dec. 21: Texans-Buccaneers, Bills-Patriots and Rams-49ers.


Bucs waive former first-rounder Vernon Hargreaves


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on from Vernon Hargreaves. The former first-round pick cornerback has been released.


Early whistle wipes out Bucs' potential TD return


The Titans ran a fake field goal up four points over the Buccaneers with 3:47 left in the fourth quarter, but an early whistle ended any chance for a potential touchdown return by the Bucs.