Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.

AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Life Without Wilfork: Will the Patriots Trade for a Defensive Lineman? - Pats Pulpit
Although it hasn't officially been announced by the team just yet, the odds of Vince Wilfork suiting up for the New England Patriots this year are slim. I'm personally amazed his Achilles Tendon...

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Santonio Holmes to Miss Time; Jets to Sign David Nelson - Gang Green Nation
Not good news.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills trying to re-sign Alex Carrington, per report - Buffalo Rumblings
Could the frosty relationship between the Buffalo Bills, Jairus Byrd and Eugene Parker impact the team's ability to re-sign defensive lineman Alex Carrington?

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

John Harbaugh: Ravens tight end Ed Dickson not the same player he was two years ago - Baltimore Beat Down
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said his top tight end available needs to do a better job of catching the football.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Early bye is a must win for Steelers 2013 season - Behind the Steel Curtain
Most teams would rather have a late bye week, to get players healthy for post-season play. The Steelers drew yet another early bye in Week 5 of the NFL regular season. but the timing couldn't be better.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals Bites: Are the Cincinnati Bengals babying Andy Dalton? - Cincy Jungle
Michael Silver with the NFL Network cites sources that present a pretty damaging picture with the coaching staff and Andy Dalton.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Browns Waive WR Josh Cooper, RB Montario Hardesty; Sign RB Fozzy Whittaker - Dawgs By Nature
The Cleveland Browns waived WR Josh Cooper and RB Montario Hardesty. In the process, they claimed RB/KR Fozzy Whittaker off waivers, who may return kicks this week after being waived by the San Diego Chargers.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Report: Arian Foster Calls Players-Only Meeting After Loss To Seahawks - Battle Red Blog
The Texans take matters into their own hands as they seek to bounce back from a deflating loss to Seattle.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Jake Locker injury update: Titans QB has a strained hip - Music City Miracles
When Jake Locker went down with a hip injury there was a fear that he would miss the rest of the season. Today a second MRI reveals there is no structural damage.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

What should Jaguars fans expectations be for Dave Caldwell's rebuild? - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars are winless through the first quarter of the 2013 season and the losses are wearing on fans, but what should our expectations be for new general manager David Caldwell and his rebuilding effort?

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Donald Brown Finding His Role with the Colts - Stampede Blue
Donald Brown has been as much maligned as any Colt in recent years, but this year he is off to a great start because finally the Colts are using him in the ideal way.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Eagles Defenders Mocked Manning's Gestures and Shouted "Papa John's" on Sunday - Mile High Report
During the Denver Broncos (4-0) 52-20 rout of the Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) on Sunday afternoon, several Philly defenders found humor in mocking quarterback Peyton Manning and his pre-snap performances.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers isn't Back - Bolts From The Blue
Chargers QB Philip Rivers hasn't just "returned to form" after a few down years, he has returned as a different player altogether. He's now a better player than he's ever been, and it's truly special to watch.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Terrelle Pryor request for tinted visor cause for shut down - Silver And Black Pride
Dennis Allen cited Terrelle Pryor's request to wear a tinted visor for Sunday's game against the Redskins as the red flag that caused the team make him inactive.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

KC Chiefs' Alex Smith on pace for 3,800 yards, 28 TDs and 8 INTs - Arrowhead Pride
The KC Chiefs most important statistic is 4-0. But Alex Smith is on pace for a solid season. Read on to see what type of numbers he's on pace for now that the Chiefs have played four games.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Antrel Rolle: 'This is a 12-game season for us' - Big Blue View
Antrel rolle isn't ready to quit on the 2013 Giants. Are you?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Eagles' Defense Lacking Identity - Bleeding Green Nation
What is this Philadelphia Eagles' defense? I'm not even sure Billy Davis knows.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Are The Dallas Cowboys On Track For Yet Another Eight-Win Season? - Blogging The Boys
With the impression of yesterday's game still fresh in our minds, it doesn't seem like the Cowboys are anywhere close to being the playoff contenders they were hoping to be this year. We take a look at some numbers to see whether all is lost or not.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Redskins release DE Phillip Merling and K John Potter to make room for Jarvis Jenkins and Rob Jackson - Hogs Haven
The Redskins will welcome back two formerly suspended players, but had to make two coinciding roster moves to accommodate them.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Josh Freeman Rumors: Could the Packers be a Landing Spot for the Bucs QB? - Acme Packing Company
With still plenty of questions about their backup quarterback position, could the Packers be a good fit for Josh Freeman?

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Evaluating Lions' rookies through first quarter of season - Pride Of Detroit
How did the Detroit Lions' rookies do during the first quarter of the 2013 season? Let's take a look.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Jay Cutler videos: On-air as Lovie Smith was fired, and mic'd up on the field - Windy City Gridiron
Here are a couple of videos that might make you happy, both including our starting QB.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Adrian Peterson - Still The Best - Daily Norseman
Even though he's not quite on the pace that he wants to be on, there's still little question that Adrian Peterson is the best player in the league at his position.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Saints vs. Dolphins ESPN Monday Night Football 2013 Player Grades: Offense - Canal Street Chronicles
The Saints' offensive line isn't playing well? Doesn't matter. Brees is still getting the ball to his playmakers and the offense is still scoring points.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Falcons' Defensive Line Overmatched in the Trenches in Week 4 Loss to Patriots - The Falcoholic
The Falcons' defensive line in 2013 is like Miley Cyrus' recent VMA performance. You know there's some talent there, but how can you overlook the train wreckiness of the whole thing. Week 4 was no...

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Jonathan Stewart injury: Panthers RB tests ankle with positive results - Cat Scratch Reader
The Carolina Panthers could get back their running back late October.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Something Fishy is Going on with Freeman Leak Story - Bucs Nation
It makes no sense for the Bucs to be leaking info on a player they're starting to trade.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers sign Jermaine Cunningham, waive B.J. Daniels, Owen Marecic, expected to sign John Skelton - Niners Nation
The 49ers made three roster moves on Tuesday. We break down the addition and two subtractions.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Daryl Washington returns from suspension as a starter - Revenge of the Birds
Washington comes back and steps right into the starting lineup.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

The Seahawks defense is "learning to finish" - Field Gulls
The incredibly cheesy title for the 2012 Seahawks Yearbook was "Learning to Finish", which is a very clear reference to their multiple late game collapses, primarily caused by the defense.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

2013 St. Louis Rams: Body language and defensive coordinators - Turf Show Times
A couple of interesting points about the state of the 2013 Rams came up on the radio Tuesday morning.

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