NFC South Notes: Buccaneers, Falcons, Panthers



  • According to the Athletic’s Greg Auman, Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves was practicing Tuesday after he elected to sit out last week with a minor injury. 
  • Hargreaves said he’s fine and echoed HC Bruce Arians‘ comments about not being ready to practice before: “We talked several times. There’s no issue. There’s never an issue between us. I’m a coach’s kid. There will never be an issue with me and a coach.” (Auman)
  • Hargreaves added he was not asked to sit out practice by Arians and made the decision himself: “He didn’t tell me not to practice. That was my decision, my choice. Just some lingering injuries I had coming into OTAs.” (Auman)
  • Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate said he’s on pace to be ready for the start of training camp in two months. (Auman)
  • Arians said he was ready to move on from DT Gerald McCoy following his release: “As I said yesterday in the statement about Gerald, hoping the best and there’s no need to ask me a question about that. I said what I said. Talk to me about the players that are here. And I’m really happy about the ones that are here.” (Rick Stroud)


  • According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter, Falcons DT Grady Jarrett is skipping OTA’s. 
  • The Falcons used the franchise tag on Jarrett and have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal with him. 


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