Here a couple of whispers we've heard recently from around the NFC South:
• It would be shocking if the Buccaneers re-signed DE Stylez White after this season, according to a team observer. Head coach Raheem Morris has been critical of White's effort in practice and said the Bucs will tolerate White until they can replace him. Tampa Bay is expected to spend at least one early pick on a defensive end in next year's draft.
• When PFW asked Falcons DE Kroy Biermann if he had seen signs of improvement from DT Peria Jerry this year, he said he didn't know. "He's a tackle, I'm an end," Biermann said. "I've been real focused on what I'm doing. He's obviously out there. He's obviously running around. He's eager to learn and he (wants) to get better. We'll have to see when things get rolling here." Jerry will start at nose tackle for Atlanta after missing all but two games last season with a leg injury.
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