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)

The Patriots Will Nickle and Dime You to Death! - Pats Pulpit
There's a growing trend for the Pats to use "sub" packages as their "standard" defense and it doesn't look like it is going to stop anytime soon.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Geno Smith: "High Expectations" - Gang Green Nation
The second year QB expresses confidence in himself and the Jets, says offense is "jelling"

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Which Buffalo Bills first-round pick is most important to 2014 playoff push? - Buffalo Rumblings
Which of the Bills' recent first-round picks, aside from EJ Manuel, will play the most important role in the team's push to end a 14-year playoff drought?

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Ray Rice and wife appear at league office - Baltimore Beat Down
Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay Rice were at the league headquarters on Park Avenue in New York today.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Belief: Noll's greatest lesson - Behind the Steel Curtain
His teams always believed

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Dre Kirkpatrick still struggling to adjust to his role - Cincy Jungle
Two years after being the 17th-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Dre Kirkpatrick is still struggling to find a role with the Bengals.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Browns Rookies to Stay Busy for the Next Two Weeks - Dawgs By Nature
Even though minicamp has concluded for the Cleveland Browns, all of the rookies aren't completely on vacation just yet. When asked about whether the rookies would still be in northeast Ohio for a little bit of time, Mike Pettine said they would be.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Andre Johnson Will Skip Texans' Mandatory Mini-Camp - Battle Red Blog
After saying that he did not plan to attend mini-camp in his comments to the press last month, it appears that Andre Johnson will follow through on that pledge. Read the latest on his situation here. Is 'Dre seeking a way out of Houston?

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Will Justin Hunter "make the leap"? - Music City Miracles
The second year player gets some national attention.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars quotable: Blake Bortles and Denard Robinson improving - Big Cat Country
Denard Robinson and Blake Bortles continue to show steady progress through the Jacksonville Jaguars OTA practices.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Dallas Clark to Retire as a Colt on Wednesday - Stampede Blue
Former Colts tight end Dallas Clark, a fan favorite and the team's all-time receiving leader amongst tight ends, will retire as a member of the Indianapolis Colts in a press conference on Wednesday, June 18, at 11 A.M.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Report: The Broncos have made a contract offer to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos have reportedly offered Demaryius Thomas a five-year contract offer per Vic Lombardi

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Is it time for the Chargers to sign a free agent CB? - Bolts From The Blue
As of today, Brandon Flowers and Chris Houston are free agents. Are these the guys that the San Diego Chargers have been waiting for to fix their defensive secondary?

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Khalil Mack discusses his role with Raiders, his irrational fear of house cats - Silver And Black Pride
Raiders rookie linebacker, Khalil Mack, struck fear into opposing quarterbacks for four years at Buffalo. But when it comes to scaring Mack, you would need something much smaller and fluffier --...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Chiefs' Andy Reid talks about "the fit" with Brandon Flowers - Arrowhead Pride
KC Chiefs head coach Andy Reid talked about the decision to release Brandon Flowers last week.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Giants Roster Breakdown: Quintin Demps, S/KR - Big Blue View
Quintin Demps could be more important to the Giants in 2014 than anyone thought when the team signed him this offseason. Why? Read on to find out.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Will LeSean McCoy repeat as the NFL's leading rusher in 2014? - Bleeding Green Nation
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was given the second best odds to finish as the NFL's leading rusher in 2014.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Which Under-The-Radar Cowboys Player Will Be The 2014 Breakout Player? - Blogging The Boys
While our attention for 2014 is focused on the rookies and new acquisitions, the key to success in 2014 may depend more on young, under-the-radar veterans than it will on the 2014 rookie class.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Don't Let Your GUARD Down - Hogs Haven
The Changing of the Guard

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers 2014 Preview: What Can Be Expected of Jerel Worthy? - Acme Packing Company
APC takes a deeper look at Jerel Worthy, a player who was believed to be a major difference maker not so long ago.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Rumor: Lions have 'reached out' to Brandon Flowers - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions have reportedly "reached out" to free-agent cornerback Brandon Flowers. Should they sign him?

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Just how bad have the Chicago Bears been at drafting? - Windy City Gridiron
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery has been on the job for three seasons now. He's trying to build his team up with young talent acquired through the NFL Draft, like all good teams do. But how is he doing so far?

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Report: Vikings Inquired About Brandon Flowers After His Release - Daily Norseman
After his release from Kansas City, the Minnesota Vikings have inquired about the Pro Bowl cornerback.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Can the Saints Even Afford to Pay Jimmy Graham a Wide Receiver Salary? - Canal Street Chronicles
If Jimmy Graham actually wins his grievance and is ruled a wide receiver, the Saints will have to do something to make room for the additional $5 million in salary under the wide receiver franchise tag.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

2014 Atlanta Falcons Reader Depth Chart Projections: Defensive Tackle Edition - The Falcoholic
Project who will make the roster at defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons in 2014.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Panthers position preview: Wide Receivers - Cat Scratch Reader
Brian takes us to part two of his training camp battle series with a look at the wide receivers.This battle will arguably be the most nationally viewed position competition for the Carolina Panthers training camp, and the door appears to be wide open

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Buccaneers tight ends are labeled "contenders" - Bucs Nation
The Buccaneers are a way removed from having an elite tight end group.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers breakout candidates for 2014: Chris Culliver - Niners Nation
We take a look at a potential breakout candidate for the 2014-15 season: cornerback Chris Culliver.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer's best years could be ahead of him - Revenge of the Birds
With the resiliency he possesses in addition to the talent surrounding him the 34-year-old quarterback still has something to prove

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks sign Kevin Williams, Demitrius Bronson - Field Gulls
The Seahawks have (officially) signed DT Kevin Williams and RB Demitrius Bronson, releasing QB Keith Price and DL Kenneth Boatright to clear room on the roster.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

St. Louis Rams: Chris Givens - A Tale of Two Seasons - Turf Show Times
What explains his drop in production last year and what can we expect of Givens this coming season?

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