NFC Notes: Buccaneers, Falcons, Panthers



Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians said that the team has no interest in trading RB Ronald Jones ahead of the deadline.

“No, not at all,” Arians said, via Kevin Patra of Around the NFL. “It’s a long season, and just that scenario that happened last year, and still with COVID — you can’t have enough good players.”

Arians believes Leonard Fournette has “found his niche” in their backfield and is glad to have him and Jones available.

“He’s fit in, he’s found his niche,” Arians said. “When RoJo got hurt he took over, and he’s not looking back. It’s hard for RoJo to get back out there unless he gets hurt. It’s nice to have both of them, that’s for sure, but he’s playing really, really well.”

ESPN’s Bill Barnwell outlines a hypothetical trade between the Buccaneers and Texans. Tampa Bay would trade a fifth-round pick and get back CB Terrance Mitchell, giving Houston draft capital while gaining depth for an injury-riddled secondary.

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