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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 Retain Brandon Lloyd - Pats Pulpit
Picking up Brandon Lloyd's $3 million option bonus looks to be a no-go for New England as they consider moving on without one of their top wideouts.
Jets Meet With Matt Barkley At NFL Combine - Gang Green Nation
ESPN reported yesterday that the Jets and eight other teams met with Matt Barkley in Indy. Now lets not put too much emphasis on this, the Jets will talk with just about every QB on their board...
Buffalo Bills Overhauling Wide Receiver Position In 2013 - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills are thin and getting thinner at wide receiver, where Stevie Johnson is now the only accomplished player on the roster.
Ravens' Birk, A Big Loss? - Baltimore Beat Down
Could the loss of Birk downgrade the entire Ravens offensive line?
Steelers to meet with Steve Breaston Tuesday - Behind the Steel Curtain
The displaced Breaston returns home to discuss a deal with the Steelers. He reportedly will meet with Cleveland on Wednesday, assuming he doesn't get the offer he wants in Pittsburgh.
Mike Zimmer: We're Exactly Where We Need To Be - Cincy Jungle
Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer joined the crew at NFL AM on Tuesday while in Indianapolis during the final day of the NFL Combine.
Brandon Weeden "Completely Expects to be the Starter" - Dawgs By Nature
You go to the I-X Center for the Cleveland Auto Show to sign autographs, and instead you are bombarded with an impromptu unofficial press conference. That's what happened to Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden on Monday.
2013 NFL Combine: Houston Texans Meet With Manti Te'o - Battle Red Blog
Well, I guess this means we aren't drafting him.
Kenny Vaccaro meets with Titans at 2013 NFL Combine - Music City Miracles
Wyatt also reports that the Titans will interview Kenny Vaccaro in Indianapolis.
2013 NFL Draft: Matt Scott could be Jaguars target - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars will likely be looking for a quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft, but it may not be until the mid-rounds. The team has also expressed interest in a mobile QB and Matt Scott just might be a fit.
Colts reportedly "will make a run at" OG Louis Vasquez - Stampede Blue
According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, the Indianapolis Colts "will make a run at" San Diego Chargers offensive guard Louis Vasquez, a move long speculated as one of the players the Colts might pursue.
Are The Broncos Interested in Shonn Greene? - Mile High Report
The Broncos are rumored to want to add another larger running back. Is Shonn Greene a potential target?
San Diego Chargers Claim CB Johnny Patrick Off Waivers - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers claimed Cornerback Johnny Patrick off waivers from the New Orleans Saints. Can he make an impact in 2013?
Oakland Raiders may try and trade Rolando McClain - Silver And Black Pride
Could the Raiders still get some value for Rolando McClain?
The case for Alex Smith: This is why the Chiefs should make the trade - Arrowhead Pride
With rumors circulating that the KC Chiefs are interested in trading for quarterback Alex Smith, it's time to get serious about what Smith might look like in Kansas City. Is he a fit? What are his strengths and weaknesses?
New York Giants (via Big Blue View)
Victor Cruz: 'I want to be a Giant for a long time' - Big Blue View
Victor Cruz is a restricted free agent. Over the weekend he raised the possibility that he might end up elsewhere at some point if he and the Giants can't reach a long-term deal.
Cullen Jenkins Cut By Eagles - Bleeding Green Nation
The Eagles announced today that they have released 32 year old DT Cullen Jenkins. In doing so, the Eagles save around $4 million in cap space for 2013.
Possible Move For Doug Free To Guard Being Considered - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys offensive line is a unit that under-performed in 2012. Fixing it could take an influx of new talent, or the alternative is shifting some guys around. Doug Free is one of those guys.
Free Agent Profile: Greg Toler - Hogs Haven
The Washington Redskins are unlikely to be big players in free agency this year, but they do still need help in the secondary. Could Cardinals unrestricted free agent cornerback Greg Toler be on the Redskins radar?
Greg Jennings and the Franchise Tag: Still a Possibility for Packers - Acme Packing Company
A source claims that the Packers are still thinking about placing the franchise tag on wideout Greg Jennings.
Lions have 'real' interest in Reggie Bush, according to report - Pride Of Detroit
Are the Detroit Lions really interested in free-agent running back Reggie Bush? One report says yes.
Contract restructures could prove to be a big headache for the Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears have a tight amount of salary cap space. If they want to hold on to some key folks, restructures will be key. But they aren't particularly easy...
Frazier: Open Competition For Backup Quarterback Spot - Daily Norseman
If Joe Webb wants to be back for a fourth season as the Vikings' backup quarterback, he's going to have to earn it.
NFL Draft 2013: Defensive Line Sleepers for the New Orleans Saints - Canal Street Chronicles
Defensive line depth is needed for the Saints next season. Who can help? The following list of players is a good start.
Could Steven Jackson be heading to Atlanta? - The Falcoholic
The Falcons are clearly looking to upgrade their backfield. Is Steven Jackson the answer?
Mike Wallace to Carolina? - Cat Scratch Reader
Ron Rivera reveals the desire to sign the FE WR...or is it just wishful thinking?
2013 NFL Free Agency Rumors: Sean Smith headed to Tampa? - Bucs Nation
Will Sean Smith be coming to Tampa? It's certainly possible. We examine the possibilities.
NFL Combine: Jim Harbaugh talks about the draft process and Robert Woods - Niners Nation
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh spoke to TV49 about the draft process and WR Robert Woods.
NFL Draft 2013: Geno Smith has met with the Arizona Cardinals - Revenge of the Birds
Geno Smith, rated as the top QB in this year's draft by many draft pundits, has already met with the Arizona Cardinals and could be an option for them with the seventh pick.
Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)
Matt Flynn contract implications: Trade, cut, or keep? - Field Gulls
I get a lot of questions about Matt Flynn and his contract with the Seahawks, in terms of keeping him, trading him, or cutting him. Which is the best option?
2013 NFL free agents: What's next for Steven Jackson - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams all-time leading rusher will soon be free to take his talents elsewhere.