Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

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)

Patriots Re-Sign Matt Stankiewitch, Mike Zupancic - Pats Pulpit
The New England Patriots had two open spots on their roster heading into today, and have used those spots to re-sign two players: rookie free agent center Matt Stankiewitch and long snapper Mike Zupancic.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

New York Jets Release Depth Chart - Gang Green Nation
The New York Jets have released the depth chart ahead of the first preseason game against the Detroit Lions. Here it is: POS FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER WR Stephen Hill Braylon Edwards Ben...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Bills training camp: Kevin Kolb injures left knee - Buffalo Rumblings
Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb left training camp practice on Saturday with a left knee injury - which he suffered after slipping on a rubber mat walking between practice fields. (Yes, seriously.)

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Torrey Smith Emerging As Offensive Leader - Baltimore Beat Down
In just his third season, Torrey Smith has found himself as Baltimore's receiving group's leader. It wasn't something expected, necessarily. He was particularly shocked when the Ravens traded A...

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Maurkice Pouncey didn't realize MIke Adams was at left tackle - Behind the Steel Curtain
There's a lot for a center to know, so there's a reason to give Pouncey a pass for not realizing the team's offensive tackles, Mike Adams (left) and Marcus Gilbert (right) had switched sides.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Quarterback Josh Johnson may be the favorite - Cincy Jungle
The Bengals are looking for their backup quarterback and Josh Johnson is favored for more than just his legs.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Barkevious Mingo in Coverage: The Curl-Flat Player - Dawgs By Nature
How are hybrid edge rushers used in coverage? How do 3-4 defenses get 8 in the box to stop the run and still defend the pass? Stop by for an Xs and Os primer on the curl-flat position and the seam technique in a Dick LeBeau style defense.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Houston Texans 2013 Preseason: What To Watch In Week 1 (Texans v. Vikings) - Battle Red Blog
For a team with so few holes, the Texans certainly have a lot of questions heading into their first real game action this Friday night. Brett Kollmann breaks down the plot lines he is most looking forward to when the Texans take on the Vikings.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Jake Locker's Offseason Work - Music City Miracles
In interviews this offseason, Jake has touched on a couple of issues - things we noticed here at MCM during film review - that he's been working on this offseason.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Sanders realizing untapped receiving potential in Jacksonville - Big Cat Country
Playing in a zone-read heavy system at South Carolina, wide receiver Ace Sanders was never fully utilized as a wide receiver in college. However, since arriving in Jacksonville, the former Gamecock has flourished.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Colts Re-Sign FB Robert Hughes, A Guy The Team Parted Ways With Back In May - Stampede Blue
With rookie Dan Moore out with a shoulder injury, the Colts signed the former Buccaneers fullback Hughes, who suited up in six games for the Colts last season.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Several Broncos injured in practice - Mile High Report
Orlando Franklin, Tony Carter, and Kevin Vickerson all got dinged up during the course of Monday's practice. Cornerback Tony Carter looks like he may have been a bit banged up after hitting...

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Philip Rivers: Game Manager - Bolts From The Blue
John Gennaro hasn't learned his lesson. He's still trying to prove to people that Philip Rivers is not the "elite" Quarterback that fans of the San Diego Chargers think he is.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders sign DT Ryan Baker, waive DT Jones - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders announced today they have signed free agent DT Ryan Baker who worked out for the team following practice Sunday. The 6-5, 302 pound defensive lineman played defensive end for the D...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

What are the biggest changes in an Andy Reid-led training camp? - Arrowhead Pride
Friend of Arrowhead Pride, @JinxAllessio brings up a good question: What's different about Andy Reid's camp this year vs. a Romeo Crennel or Todd Haley-led camp?

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Mike Pope likes what he’s seeing from New York Giants tight ends - Big Blue View
Another season, yet another tight end for Eli Manning and the Giants offense. But the early signs of potential has left tight ends coach Mike Pope impressed.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

The Eagles' options to upgrade wide receiver are depressing - Bleeding Green Nation
The uncertainty of the Riley Cooper situation will not be going away anytime soon and Jeremy Maclin isn't running through the tunnels of Lincoln Financial Field in the near future. The Eagles find...

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Cowboys 24, Dolphins 20: Three Things We Learned, Three Things We Knew - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys look to be off to a good start into the season, but not everything that glitters is gold. We take a look at three things we learned, three things we already knew and three things we still need to figure out.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

2013 Redskins Bubble Player: Dezmon Briscoe - Hogs Haven
Mike Harar gives an overview of bubble player Dezmon Briscoe and examines his chances of making the Redskins 53-man roster

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Report: Packers' Left Tackle Bulaga Tears ACL - Acme Packing Company
According to multiple sources, Packers' starting left tackle Bryan Bulaga will miss all of 2013 with a torn ACL.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions sign Brandon King, release Devin Thomas - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions have added a cornerback and released a wide receiver.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

The first unofficial Chicago Bears 2013 depth chart has been released - Windy City Gridiron
The Chicago Bears have an actual depth chart in place. Technically it's the unofficial depth chart, but we'll bring you some of the highlights.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Deconstructing A Narrative - Daily Norseman
We had a great Q and A with Football Outsiders earlier today. I hate to be a poor host, but I disagreed with a lot of what they said. They also walked on my yard.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

New Orleans Saints Sign Wide Receiver Steve Breaston - Canal Street Chronicles
The New Orleans Saints have added more depth at the receiver position by signing the former Chiefs pass-catcher to a one-year deal.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Sean Weatherspoon Leaves Practice Due to Injury - The Falcoholic
If you're worried about Sean Weatherspoon leaving the field with an undisclosed injury during the Falcons' combined practice with the Bengals, you can relax, because it's just a badly dislocated finger, per CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Carolina Panthers 2013 Linebackers: Best in the NFL? - Cat Scratch Reader
I bet if you asked Luke Kuechly, he'd probably say Carolina.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Buccaneers sign WR Chris Denton, LB Marvin Booker; waive WR Bobby Sewall, S Troy Nolan - Bucs Nation
The Bucs have added a couple of camp bodies.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Patrick Willis underwent surgery, expected back by Week 1 vs. Packers - Niners Nation
Patrick Willis underwent hand surgery, but there is nothing to be alarmed about. All should be well for the regular season.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Carson Palmer 'comfortable with being uncomfortable,' doesn't sound like QB fading into sunset - Revenge of the Birds
The veteran QB loves the Cardinals offense and does not sound like a guy fading into the sunset.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Early Doucet still trying to escape the disappointing receiver class of 2008 - Field Gulls
The Seahawks signed Doucet to provide depth in the preseason and training camp, but the former LSU Tiger is close to becoming the next casualty from the 2008 draft class.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

St. Louis Rams' Sam Bradford: Is he a 'franchise quarterback'? - Turf Show Times
Who are the franchise quarterbacks in today's NFL? Do the St. Louis Rams have one in Sam Bradford?

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