Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

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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.

AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Report: Patriots to Sign Veteran DE Will Smith - Pats Pulpit
The Patriots have reportedly agreed to terms with veteran pass rusher Will Smith.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Beckham, Ebron Gone By The Time The Jets Pick - Gang Green Nation
Draft week is rumour week, where you listen to everything but believe nothing.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

2014 NFL Draft rumors: Buffalo Bills thinking Zack Martin? - Buffalo Rumblings
The NFL Draft rumor mill will reach a fever pitch this week, and the first major name that Buffalo Bills fans need to be aware of is Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Mocking the Draft: Ravens trade up to grab Taylor Lewan - Baltimore Beat Down
It's the Monday before the draft and SB Nation's Mocking the Draft is back at it with another mock.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Mike Adams given pointed vote of confidence by Steelers after trial - Behind the Steel Curtain
In light of the legal case against Adams' alleged attackers ending in a not guilty verdict, some questioned Adams version of events in the case.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

NFL Scouting Report: JeyHILL vs. Hyde - Cincy Jungle
Should the Bengals replace BJGE with a new power back? Can Jeremy Hill or Carlos Hyde get the Bengals over the playoff hump? Full analysis and breakdown of their game.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Cleveland Browns Pre-Draft Approval Poll: GM Ray Farmer - Dawgs By Nature
Farmer walked into a gold mine scenario for a first-year GM. There is a lot of risk involved, given the lack of success general managers have had in Cleveland, but he has been provided with the pieces necessary to turn a franchise around.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Battle Red Onion: Houston Texans Interested In Trading Back Into 2013 NFL Draft For Futurepast Draft Picks - Battle Red Blog
Rick Smith has left all his options open, including options previously thought to be impossible. Read on to see a new facet of his draft strategy.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Three positions that should have great value on Day 3 - Music City Miracles
Three deep/undervalued positions the Titans should take advantage of on Day 3.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

The Desire For Johnny Manziel - Big Cat Country
I want Johnny Manziel to be the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback more than I've ever wanted anything in my entire life, including oxygen.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Donald Thomas at Center? It Could Happen - Stampede Blue
In his press conference today, Colts general manager Ryan Grigson made it a point to mention that guard Donald Thomas has played some at center and can play there if needed - in other words, he's in the mix at the position.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Broncos Draft 2014: John Elway says Broncos will take best player available in the draft - Mile High Report
In his pre-draft press conference, Broncos GM John Elway talked about Denver's draft strategy and said they will target the best player available in 2014.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Is Johnnie Troutman the future at right guard? - Bolts From The Blue
Kyle Posey analyzes Johnnie Troutman's play in the 2013-14 NFL season to see if he can be a future starter for the San Diego Chargers.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders Draft Radar 2014: Cornerback - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders used their first round pick in 2013 on a cornerback when they selected D.J. Hayden out of Houston with the 12 overall pick. Even if they trade back in the first round, I see little...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Most KC Chiefs fans believe pre-draft interest in QB is a smokescreen - Arrowhead Pride
Despite reports connecting the Kansas City Chiefs to a quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft, there are reasons to believe it's a smokescreen.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

2014 NFL Draft Position Preview: Wide receiver options abound for Giants - Big Blue View
The Giants should be able to find a talented wide receiver somewhere is a draft that is supposedly filled with them.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Is Andy Reid Helping the Eagles with a Trade Down Opportunity? - Bleeding Green Nation
According to reports, the Kansas City Chiefs may be interested in drafting a quarterback.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

The Johnny Manziel Files: Why He Won't End Up In Dallas - Blogging The Boys
Plenty of talk about Dallas and Johnny Manziel, but does any of it mean anything?

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

NFL Set To Reinstate Tanard Jackson Tuesday - Hogs Haven
Redskins safety Tanard Jackson's indefinite suspension is reportedly set to be lifted by the NFL on Tuesday.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

McCarthy's Upcoming Extension, Thompson's Eventual Retirement, and the Future of the Packers - Acme Packing Company
How Packers President Mark Murphy handles Mike McCarthy's upcoming extension could either secure future success or doom the team to collapse.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions hope to add three starters from draft - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions' goal going into the draft each year is to come away with three starters.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Who are Emery's six? - Windy City Gridiron
Bears general manager Phil Emery said Thursday that the team was narrowing its search to six players for the teams first round pick next week. Who might those four be and who is likely to be there when the Bears are on the clock?

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

NFL Draft: Vikings In Trade Talks With Rams For Sam Bradford? - Daily Norseman
Put this into the 'I don't see it happening but WHOA if it did' category

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

NFL Draft 2014: New Orleans Saints 2014 Mock Draft Database Update - Canal Street Chronicles
Just two days away from the 2014 NFL Draft and the final update to our mock draft database shows the experts still don't know who the Saints will select at 27th overall. Drama!

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Do the Falcons really need to draft an offensive lineman early? - The Falcoholic
Fact: Matt Ryan once proposed playing without an offensive line; it made Peter Konz cry.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Panthers Hoping for Results Like the Giants in 2009 - Cat Scratch Reader
ESPNs David Newton thinks the Panthers are hoping for results similar to that of the Giants in 2009.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Adrian Clayborn's future uncertain with Buccaneers as he enters contract year - Bucs Nation
Adrian Clayborn's on the roster for now, but his time may be coming to an end. Still.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

2014 NFL Draft trade rumors: Would the 49ers move back from No. 30? - Niners Nation
The 49ers have a host of picks in the 2014 NFL Draft. Would they potentially deal down and out of rounds?

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

2014 NFL Draft: Arizona Cardinals appear to have some confidence in Ryan Lindley - Revenge of the Birds
Arizona reportedly not going to take a QB early.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

SPARQ Player Profile: A.J. Jefferson - Field Gulls
A closer look at the Seahawks latest acquisition, who immediately becomes one of the best athletes on the team.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Random Ramsdom: 5/6 We Are Two Days Away - Turf Show Times
In the words of Public Enemy, "Don't Believe the Hype"!!!!!

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