NFC Notes: Falcons, Panthers, Saints


  • PFN’s Aaron Wilson reports the Falcons brought in LS Mitch Fabroni for a workout on Thursday. 
  • ESPN’s Field Yates writes the Falcons made a waiver claim on OL Jack Anderson but the Giants were higher in the priority order.


  • Panthers QB Sam Darnold is expected to miss four to six weeks, according to HC Matt Rhule. There was concern that Darnold could miss up to eight weeks. (Joe Person)
  • Panthers DC Phil Snow said fourth-round LB Brandon Smith will start at some point this season: “He’ll start for us at some point this season. That’s the nature of this league. He has what it takes.” (Ellis L. Williams)
  • Snow believes CB Jaycee Horn is “one of the best players” in the NFL: “He is one of the best players in the league and will be. I’m looking forward to watching him.” (Ellis L. Williams)


Saints HC Dennis Allen commented on the team trading S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson to the Eagles.

“I love the player,” Allen said, via Luke Johnson of “These moves are not easy. But it was something we felt like was going to be a good move for us.”

  •’s Jeff Duncan, citing “positive news” he’s received, writes he’d be surprised if WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) doesn’t start in Week 1. 
  • ESPN’s Field Yates notes the Saints put a waiver claim on LB Sterling Weatherford, who landed with the Bears.   
  • Saints CB Paulson Adebo is dealing with an ankle injury, according to Allen. Adebo injured his ankle before the Chargers game. (Duncan)

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