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Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.
Report: Patriots Won't Tag Wes Welker - Pats Pulpit
With the Patriots choosing not to stick a hefty $11.4 million franchise tag on their coveted free agent, it's now up to both sides to determine their stances on a possible contract extension.
Updated: New York Jets Make Roster Cuts - Gang Green Nation
The Jets have started to trim the fat.
Buffalo Bills, Jairus Byrd To Talk Contract At 2013 NFL Combine - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills will use the 2013 NFL Combine as a convenient way to begin contract negotiations with free agent safety Jairus Byrd, per a John Wawrow report.
Ravens' Lardarius Webb To Safety? - Baltimore Beat Down
Lardarius Webb played safety in college. Could he be the replacement to Ed Reed?
Steelers Ryan Clark sees bigger problems than Woodley's weight - Behind the Steel Curtain
The veteran safety went on record in defense of his teammate, and in attack of the real issues plaguing the Steelers locker room.
Around The AFC North: Browns "Very Interested" In Michael Johnson - Cincy Jungle
The Browns may be interested in pulling another free agent from the Bengals. This time, it's defensive end Michael Johnson.
Do Coaching and Production Trump Talent? - Dawgs By Nature
The Cleveland Browns have a completely new group of coaches in the building. There are many questions about how Rob Chudzinski, Norv Turner and Ray Horton are going to develop and train the team in...
Field Position Is A Battle The Texans Won't Win With Joe Marciano - Battle Red Blog
Gary Kubiak and Texans have seemingly decided to stick with their first and only special teams coordinator Joe Marciano for one more year despite a mediocre track record. Why?
State of the Titans roster: Quarterback - Music City Miracles
2013 is a make or break year for Jake Locker.
NFL Draft 2013: Sharrif Floyd fits Jaguars, says Mike Mayock - Big Cat Country
NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock thinks Gators defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd is a fit for Gus Bradley's defensive scheme.
What Letting Dwight Freeney Go Means For The Colts - Stampede Blue
With Freeney gone, the Colts have now truly moved into a new era.
Broncos to place Franchise Tag on Ryan Clady in 2013 - Mile High Report
The Broncos will tag Clady and look to work out a longterm deal as they see how he comes back from shoulder surgery.
Will Danario Alexander Be Back with the San Diego Chargers? - Bolts From The Blue
This is the most important offseason of Danario Alexander's life. Will he end up back with the team he played for successfully in 2012?
Oakland Raiders should consider Peyton Hillis for back up RB position - Silver And Black Pride
Oakland Raiders should take a risk on Peyton Hillis
Chiefs free agency: Steve Breaston cut, ending his time in Kansas City - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs have released wide receiver Steve Breaston, making him a free agent.
New York Giants (via Big Blue View)
Chase Blackburn rumors: Report -- Giants want him back - Big Blue View
Could Chase Blackburn be back with the Giants next season? The New York Post is reporting that it is a possibility.
Dennis Dixon eyes Eagles starting job - Bleeding Green Nation
"I just want to be able to put my best foot forward and let the chips fall where they may," Dixon said. "From my understanding, the job is open. It'll be a very competitive nature around here. It's pretty much open, so may the best man win."
Dallas Cowboys Haven't Talked To Tony Romo About Contract Extension Yet - Blogging The Boys
Tony Romo enters the final year of his contract and the Cowboys have made it be known that they want to extend him. An extension is key to the Cowboys getting under the cap, but apparently talks between the two sides haven't started yet.
Report: Pierre Garcon Won't Need Surgery, Should Be 100 Percent Next Season - Hogs Haven
A league source told John Keim of the Washington Examiner that Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon will not require surgery on his foot, and that Garcon should be "100 percent" by next season.
2013 Packers' Free Agent Targets: Three Possible Running Backs To Choose From - Acme Packing Company
The Packers could use an upgrade at the running back position, but with Thompson’s history at drafting the position as well as soft class of RB’s this year it may be time to dip into the FA pool again. Jackson, Bradshaw, & Benson could be the answer.
Nate Burleson wants Reggie Bush to sign with Lions - Pride Of Detroit
Wide receiver Nate Burleson wants running back Reggie Bush to join the Detroit Lions when free agency opens.
Bears Playbook - Marc Trestman's Run Game - Windy City Gridiron
Marc Trestman called a pass-heavy offense in Oakland, but he never forgot about his running backs. Jog your memory with a preview of what the Bears' run game will look like next season.
Minnesota Vikings Free Agency: Should Phil Loadholt Be Franchised? - Daily Norseman
Making the case against placing the franchise tag on the Vikings starting right tackle
Saints PR Department Denies Existence of Bounty Scandal in 2012 - Canal Street Chronicles
The "History" section of the New Orleans Saints 2012 Media Guide contains no evidence of any bad Saints news in the Winter/Spring of 2012. No playoff loss to the 49ers and no bounty scandal mention at all. What gives?
Tony Gonzalez Appears To Be Wavering On Retirement - The Falcoholic
Tony Gonzalez told everyone he was 95% sure he would retire, or better, when the NFC Conference Championship ended. The Atlanta Falcons have spent the last month ceaselessly cajoling him in an...
Panthers Might Already Have their Answer at CB - Cat Scratch Reader
With the predicted release of CB Chris Gamble the Panthers might already have their replacement in the form of James Dockery, the midseason signee who played well down the stretch.
Da'Quan Bowers arrested on gun charge - Bucs Nation
Da'Quan Bowers has been arrested on a gun charge. Find out the details and the possibly hefty punishment here, as well as what this means for the Buccaneers.
Colin Kaepernick back at work, training for 2013 - Niners Nation
We take a look at an article discussing how quickly Colin Kaepernick is back at work getting ready for 2013.
Should the Arizona Cardinals pursue RB Steven Jackson? - Revenge of the Birds
Steven Jackson may become a free agent this offseason by voiding his contract with the Rams. Should the Cardinals try to sign him should that happen?
Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)
NFL Mock Draft 2013: The Field Gulls Writers' Mock, Part II - the Seattle Seahawks select... - Field Gulls
Your chance to vote on who the Seahawks will take in the first round.
2013 NFL free agents: Rams, Danny Amendola far apart on deal - Turf Show Times
The Rams and Danny Amendola aren't even close to a reconciliation. Are the Rams in trouble?