NFC South Notes: Buccaneers, Falcons, Panthers

Buccaneers

  • Regarding Buccaneers G Ali Marpet‘s five-year, $55 million contract extension, Adam Schefter reports that Marpet will earn $12.625 million of his salary in the first year of his deal, $23.25 million by the second year, and $33.5 million by the third.
  • Schefter adds that Marpet’s $27.125 million guaranteed is the third highest guaranteed money figure for guards, while his contract is the fifth-most for NFL guards.

Falcons

Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Wednesday that DT Grady Jarrett is “definitely improving” and could return for Week 6.

He’s definitely improving,” Quinn said, via AtlantaFalcons.com. “He’s going to work some on the side but no team reps. As we get into the later part of the week, I’ll have a better assessment. We’re definitely not ruling him out based on the work that he’s putting in.”

Panthers

Panthers TE Greg Olsen told reporters on Wednesday that he wouldn’t return from his foot injury if he didn’t think he could help the team.

I wouldn’t put myself out there if I couldn’t help the team. I expect to play well,” Olsen said, per Max Henson.

“I felt good to be back out there. Would have preferred to not have a rainstorm, but other than that it was good,” Olsen added. “We’ll see what tomorrow brings. But nice to get a full practice under my belt.”

  • The Panthers worked out three linebackers on Tuesday, including
  • (Howard Balzer)
  • Of this group, Carolina signed Chubb to their practice squad.

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