NC Players on NFC South Rosters


Part 7 takes us through the NFC South division, home of the local teams. There are the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last year the Panthers and Saints were playoff teams while the Falcons suffered an injury plagued year. Tampa Bay was dealing with a lot of dysfunction which they decided to remedy by hiring Coach Lovie Smith. Let’s see where our locals are.

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Sean Renfree –QB –Duke
TJ Yates –QB –North Carolina

Early this summer the Falcons had Domonique Davis on the roster, but they still have a strong Old North State presence with Renfree and Yates. On whether or not this is an indicator for the future, see here.

Jun 17, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers receiver Jerricho Cotchery looks to catch a pass during the minicamp held at the Carolina Panthers practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports


Tre Boston –S –North Carolina
Jerricho Cotchery –WR –NC State
DeAndre Pressley –CB –Appalachian State
DJ Smith –LB –Appalachian State

The Panthers brought in Cotchery to serve in their new rebuilt receiving corps. Cotchery has spent a decade in the League and found ways to be productive for different teams. Here’s hoping that trend continues. Boston will have to help support a rebuilt secondary, a tough job for a rookie. Hopefully the defensive line will take most of the pressure off of those guys.

Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints inside linebacker Kevin Reddick (52) against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


Travaris Cadet –RB –Appalachian State
Kevin Reddick –LB –North Carolina

Reddick was a solid middle linebacker for the Tar Heels with fairly good range. He will fit well in the Rob Ryan 3-4 scheme by helping to patrol the middle of the field.


Connor Barth –K –North Carolina
Mike Glennon –QB –NC State
Quintin Payton –WR –NC State

Mike Glennon was the starting quarterback for Tamp Bay last year and is still noted as the ‘quarterback of the future’ by Coach Lovie Smith. Glennon certainly looks the part at 6’6” and with a big arm. Josh McCown is a hard-bitten vet who will be able to show Glennon a lot. Not a lot going on in the division as a whole, but we still have the NFC South to cover.