Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Stephen Dunn

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)

Mankins: Gronk's "A Big Meathead" - Pats Pulpit
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (and his extracirriculars) get a vote of confidence from one of the Patriots' most respected captains.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Potential Jets: Anthony Fasano - Gang Green Nation
Might the Miami free agent land on the Jets' radar?

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills Release George Wilson, Starting Strong Safety - Buffalo Rumblings
George Wilson became the second 30-something Buffalo Bills defender to get released on Monday, joining linebacker Nick Barnett.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Anquan Boldin "Will Retire" If Not Kept By Ravens - Baltimore Beat Down
After falling just short of a championship at every level of the game since a child, Anquan Boldin finally reahed the pinacle of all sporting events this year after winning Super Bowl 47. He is a...

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

James Harrison says he'll restructure, won't take a paycut - Behind the Steel Curtain
The Steelers and one of the best linebackers the franchise has ever had are at an impasse. It doesn't seem his release is a question as much as it's a certainty now.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Explaining Restricted Free Agents And Compensation Levels - Cincy Jungle
The offseason is here and there are offseasony things that the Cincinnati Bengals will apply and that fans should be experts regarding. This week, restricted free agents from a more technical perspective.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Browns Could be Looking at WR Mike Wallace and LB Paul Kruger, According to Jason La Canfora - Dawgs By Nature
Jason La Canfora published an article Saturday night discussing where certain free agents could end up landing in a month or so. He lists two high profile names, WR Mike Wallace and OLB Paul Kruger, who the Cleveland Browns could be targeting.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

2013 NFL Free Agency: Shaun Cody Had Back Surgery - Battle Red Blog
How will that affect the likelihood of him re-signing with the Texans, if at all?

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

NFL Draft 2013: Should The Titans Trade Their Pick? - Music City Miracles
Without any real standout talent in this years draft, should the Titans stock up on picks?

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars QB competition: 'Without a doubt,' there will be one says Gus Bradley - Big Cat Country
The Jacksonville Jaguars look as if they're going to give Blaine Gabbert one more year, but head coach Gus Bradley says there will definitely be an open competition at the position.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Report: 2013 NFL Salary Cap Will Be $121.1Million - Stampede Blue
The Colts will reportedly have $43.1 million in cap space to spend in 2013.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

2013 Broncos Off-Season Needs: What the MHR Staff Thinks - Mile High Report
The Broncos personnel priorities as seen by the Mile High Report Staff.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Still Not Fired: "Doctor" David Chao - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers organization and players have fought back against the NFLPA's request to replace David Chao as the Team Doctor.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Does Michael Vick's new deal put pressure on Carson Palmer? - Silver And Black Pride
The Oakland Raiders now have a rough guide for how to re-structure a contract for an over paid and aging quarterback.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

At least Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles and Tony Moeaki came back in 2012 - Arrowhead Pride
Despite the horrible year for the Chiefs as a team, things moved forward as well as could be expected for the Chiefs key injuries coming into 2012.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Terrell Thomas Signing: T2 returns to New York Giants with revised contract - Big Blue View
Terrell Thomas will be back for one more try at resurrecting his career with the New York Giants in 2013.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Breaking Down Michael Vick's Turnovers - Bleeding Green Nation
Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. They are a coach's worst nightmare, they get players cut, and they are usually the number one reason teams lose in the NFL. There past two seasons the Eagles have...

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Reports: Cowboys To Hire Gary Brown As RB Coach - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys will likely fill their last vacant coaching position with Gary Brown, who was Cleveland's running backs coach for the last four years.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Report: Redskins Hire Keith Burns as Special Teams Coach - Hogs Haven
The Redskins find their replacement ST coach for Danny Smith, who both played and coached under Mike Shanahan in the past.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

2013 NFL Free Agency: A Look at Jermichael Finley's Status - Acme Packing Company
Today, we take a look at one of the most polarizing Packers in recent memory. His vast potential remains unrealized, and it remains to be seen if he will be a Packer in 2013.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions remain unlikely to use franchise tag this year - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions reiterated last week that they don't have any plans to use the franchise tag this offseason.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears terminate contract of WR Johnny Knox - Windy City Gridiron
After suffering a horrendous injury in December of 2011, Johnny Knox missed the entire 2012 season, and has now been released by the team.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Percy Harvin Trade: Whiskey Tango Hotel? - Daily Norseman
So, the Minnesota Vikings are now actively looking to trade Percy Harvin. How did we get here, and what can fans expect the team to get in return?

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Rob Ryan: What Didn't Work In Dallas - Canal Street Chronicles
The Saints just hired Rob Ryan as their new defensive coordinator after a two-year run in Dallas. Why was he released by the Cowboys with one year left on his contract?

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Falcons Draft Spotlight: Tyler Eifert, the tight end everyone is mocking to Atlanta - The Falcoholic
There are a number of schools notably adept at producing NFL-caliber tight ends, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have to sit at the top of that list.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

NFL Free Agency 2013: What should the Carolina Panthers do at backup QB? - Cat Scratch Reader
The need for a veteran behind Cam Newton has become an unexpected need. What should the Panthers do for their backup QB job?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

NFL Free Agency 2013 Rumors: Buccaneers will be active - Bucs Nation
The more relevant question is: where will they spend that money?

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers salary cap update: Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati see some base salary adjustments - Niners Nation
The end of the 2012 season saw 49ers offensive linemen Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati get their contracts slightly adjusted. We take a look at the changes in the context of their remaining terms.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Why trading Larry Fitzgerald from the Arizona Cardinals won't happen anytime soon - Revenge of the Birds
Due to cap rules, it makes no sense at all to trade star receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks' special teams ranked 5th in NFL in 2012, per Rick Gosselin's metrics - Field Gulls
The Dallas Morning News' Rick Gosselin's yearly special teams' rankings have become one of main authorities a subject that is oftentimes an afterthought when it comes to NFL rankings, so here's a little glimpse at how the Seahawks fared on ST.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Rams interview Tim Walton for defensive coordinator job - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams interviewed a fourth candidate for the vacant defensive coordinator opening.


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