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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.
Kraft: "We Wanted Wes Back" - Pats Pulpit
New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft is surprisingly forthcoming about WR Wes Welker's contract flub at the NFL's Annual Meeting.
The Jets Sign OLB Antwan Barnes - Gang Green Nation
The New York Jets have signed a new pass rushing outside linebacker.
Buffalo Bills' Mike Pettine On Manny Lawson: "Explosive Ability" - Buffalo Rumblings
Calling him a "tall, rangy, set-the-edge type defender," Mike Pettine made it clear that Manny Lawson was a top free agent priority for the Buffalo Bills in a Thursday interview.
Break Up The Ravens - Baltimore Beat Down
This past week certainly was not the most memorable for Baltimore Ravens fans. The team lost a lot of guys that were instrumental in the Super Bowl run. At least 6 members of the starting...
Matt Spaeth? Steelers Fans, You're In Luck - Behind the Steel Curtain
In which the author demonstrates, via the stats she loves so much, why this is a much more exciting signing than it seems at first glance.
Marvin Lewis On Rey Maualuga: "I Don't Anticipate Any Change" - Cincy Jungle
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis denied speculation that Rey Maualuga was brought back to play SAM linebacker.
Cleveland Browns sign free agent LB Quentin Groves to two-year deal - Dawgs By Nature
The Browns have reached an agreement with former Jaguars' 2008 second-round pick linebacker Quentin Groves, as reported early this morning by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
2013 NFL Free Agency: Houston Texans Re-Sign OT Andrew Gardner - Battle Red Blog
The Houston Texans finally make an acquisition and retain rarely used offensive tackle Andrew Gardner.
Titans sign Ryan Fitzpatrick - Music City Miracles
The Titans didn't waste any time finding a replacement for Matt Hasselbeck.
NFL Draft 2013: Dion Jordan a 'perfect scheme fit' for Jaguars - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars might select defensive end/linebacker Dion Jordan with the number two overall pick, and he'd be a perfect scheme fit in the new hybrid defense.
Colts Free Agent Signings Raise Eyebrows Around NFL, Fail To Address Key Needs - Stampede Blue
The knock against general manager Ryan Grigson and owner Jim Irsay during this free agent spending spree is that they wasted valuable cap space on glorified back-ups.
Elvis Dumervil Fires Agent; Done With The Broncos? - Mile High Report
"Former" Denver Bronco defensive end Elvis Dumervil has fired his agent and reports are mixed on Dumervil's chances of returning.
San Diego Chargers re-sign RB Ronnie Brown to one-year deal - Bolts From The Blue
Veteran running back Ronnie Brown has been re-signed by the Chargers and would seem to fill the remaining hole at that position.
Kevin Burnett excited for Raiders reunion with brother Kaelin, former coach Sparano - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders newest addition is Kevin Burnett who will see a couple of very familiar faces as part of the Raiders this season.
Where does Dexter McCluster fit in the Chiefs offense? A breakdown for Andy Reid - Arrowhead Pride
A look back at the Kansas City Chiefs 2012 season with some advice for Andy Reid on how to best utilize Dexter McCluster.
New York Giants (via Big Blue View)
Brandon Myers officially joins New York Giants - Big Blue View
Brandon Myers is officially a Giant, with a little help from former Giant Kevin Boss.
The Linc - Foles will have a "great opportunity" - Bleeding Green Nation
Lurie On Foles: 'He's Going To Have A Great Opportunity' | Birds 24/7"I think it’s to be determined but Nick showed an awful lot before he broke his hand," said the Eagles owner. "Poise and...
Breakout Candidate: Dwayne Harris - Blogging The Boys
Dwayne Harris played his best football of the year down the stretch of the 2012 season. Will Harris continue that strong play in 2013 and have a breakout season for the Dallas Cowboys in 2013?
Interview With Redskins Safety Jordan Bernstine - Hogs Haven
Jordan Bernstine suffered a tragic knee injury during his first NFL game and was subsequently placed on IR. After recovering from the injury, Bernstine has an opportunity to step up and earn significant playing time for the salary cap-hit Redskins.
A.J. Hawk Contract Details Released; Packers Gain $2M In Cap Space - Acme Packing Company
The details of A.J. Hawk's contract restructure are now public, and it will save the Packers about $7 million over the next three years.
Jahvid Best on possible return: 'I am never giving up hope' - Pride Of Detroit
Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best isn't giving up hope on a potential comeback.
The Next Step for Brian Urlacher and the Bears - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears need a linebacker badly, and Brian Urlacher has another team interested in him - would it cost too much to make it worthwhile for the Bears to re-sign Urlacher?
Vikings Free Agency: Wide Receiver Corps Still Needs Some Work - Daily Norseman
Greg Jennings is a great addition to a thin WR corps, but the Vikings still need some more talent.
NFL Free Agency 2013: Saints Sign Benjamin Watson - Canal Street Chronicles
Watson and the Saints agree to a three-year deal. This now gives the Saints one of the most impressive tight end tandems in the league.
Steven Jackson Is All Class - The Falcoholic
Steven Jackson is a professional. He's endured some real trials during his career, never complaining or demanding a trade. He's handled playing for a pretty dismal franchise with real class. This...
Panthers Work Out WV WR's Austin & Bailey - Cat Scratch Reader
I think I'm seeing trend in the positions the Panthers seem focused on. They also might be eyeing a late round LB.
Tom Crabtree brings versatility to Buccaneers - Bucs Nation
We take a quick look at what Crabtree can bring to the Buccaneers.
2013 NFL Draft: Anquan Boldin trade's draft implications - Niners Nation
we take a look at the implications of the Anquan Boldin trade.
NFL Free Agent Grades: Arizona Cardinals get decent value in signings - Revenge of the Birds
The Cardinals grabbed a couple of players that will provide value.
Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)
Dan Quinn & the Seahawks' 'aggressive, blitzing' defense - Field Gulls
"Those who are familiar with new Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn are expecting a change in the Seattle defense - specifically, more blitzing. Last year under Gus Bradley, the lack of...
The real reason Jake Long picked the Rams - Turf Show Times
Jake Long finally decided to play for the St. Louis Rams. What motivated his choice?