Next time I do this post, I will be back at college. Hard to believe the summer went by that quick. Anyway, enough sympathy for me. Let's take a look around SB Nation at what the other blogs are discussing.
Here's the rundown:
Stevan Ridley Sidelined: Blessing in Disguise? - Pats Pulpit
As long as the injury isn't serious, which at first glance it doesn't seem to be, I think that there is actually a great opportunity here for the other running backs currently on the roster
Jets struggle as Sanchez lacks Fire Power and Protection - Gang Green Nation
Last night’s game at MetLife stadium between the New York Giants and New York Jets showed two things… That the New York Giants are still the big brother of the big apple and that the New York Jets have questions other than quarterback that need to be answered as the regular season approaches.
Buffalo Bills Name Cordy Glenn Starting Left Tackle - Buffalo Rumblings
Rookie second-round pick Cordy Glenn has been named the starting left tackle for the Buffalo Bills.
2012 Ravens Preview: Toughest Road Games - Baltimore Beat Down
SB Nation took my video and added their professional and technical experience to produce a top-notch video detailing the three games I feel will be the Baltimore Ravens most difficult road contests.
Steelers Ryan Clark To Tone Down, But Won't Stop Being Honest - Behind the Steel Curtain
Steelers' opinionated union rep Ryan Clark says he doesn't want to create a distraction for his team, so he'll tone down the comments this season, a year after sounding off multiple times about the direction of the NFL in the post-lockout era.
Cedric Benson Still Mystified Why The Bengals Didn't Try Re-signing Him - Cincy Jungle
Cedric Benson remains confused why the Bengals didn't "opt" to sign him over the offseason.
Is Owen Marecic's Roster Spot Safe, Compared to Brad Smelley's at Fullback? - Dawgs By Nature
Is Owen Marecic's spot at fullback on the 53-man roster all but confirmed now? Shurmur was asked if both Marecic and Smelley could make the roster. After a few sentences of mumbo-jumbo, Shurmur concluded his response with the following:
The Awkward Situation Of Ben Tate - Battle Red Blog
Ben Tate was squeezed out as franchise back by no fault of his own. With Arian Foster set to be the face of the franchise in the backfield for a long time, where does Tate's value lie?
The Tennessee Titans Name Jake Locker Starting Quarterback - Music City Miracles
Titans name Jake Locker the starter.
Jaguars QB Chad Henne To Remain Backup Despite Struggles - Big Cat Country
Jacksonville Jaguars backup quarterback Chad Henne has struggled through the first two weeks of the preseason, and doesn't appear to be anywhere close to pushing Blaine Gabbert as many experts had expected.
After Four Concussions (Not Three), It's Time For The Colts To Release WR Austin Collie - Stampede Blue
Austin Collie should not be playing football for the Indianapolis Colts, or any other team, ever again.
Broncos Quinton Carter back at Practice - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos got three of their injured players back.
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown Breaks Ankle in Preseason Game - Bolts From The Blue
The Chargers best WR this preseason will miss, at least, the next eight weeks.
Carl Ihenacho is a rush to learn a new position - Silver And Black Pride
Raiders linebacker Carl Ihenacho has been working to add coverage skills to his defensive end skill set.
Tamba Hali's Suspension Affects His Contract In A Way That Probably Doesn't Matter - Arrowhead Pride
Tamba Hali's suspension voids future guarantees in his contract which probably doesn't matter because he's not in danger of getting cut.
New York Giants (via Big Blue View)
New York Giants Punter Steve Weatherford Apologizes For Posting Video - Big Blue View
New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford has issued an apology via Twitter for posting a video online of Jason Pierre-Paul rather violently dunking teammate Prince Amukamara into a cold tub.
Andy Reid & Cullen Jenkins Downplay Sideline Dustup - Bleeding Green Nation
One of the most memorable highlights of last night's Eagles vs Patriots game did not even happen on the field. After the Patriots scored their first touchdown of the night, head coach Andy Reid and DT Cullen Jenkins had themselves a nose to nose scre
The Worst Of A Good Game: Dallas Cowboys' O Line Vs San Diego Chargers - Blogging The Boys
Photo analysis of offensive line failures during the Cowboys - Chargers preseason game.
Will this DeAngelo Experiment at Free Safety Work? - Hogs Haven
The Redskins gave DHall some looks at Free Safety....John Keim and Daniel Shiferaw weigh on on what to expect of that.
Packers Running Back Battle Review: More Questions Than Answers - Acme Packing Company
At the beginning of camp the running back group was thin, but surrounded by relatively few questions. After a rash of injuries and a big name signing many questions surround this group and now some players are playing for their jobs.
Lions Could Help Jets Fill Need At Right Tackle - Pride Of Detroit
The New York Jets are in need of help at right tackle, and the Detroit Lions have excellent tackle depth. It seems like these two teams would be a good fit for a trade.
Safety Injuries: Hardin Leaves Hospital, Conte Wearing Sling - Windy City Gridiron
We discuss the injuries sustained in yesterday's game.
Adrian Peterson Won't Be Playing This Pre-Season After All - Daily Norseman
Turns out that the Vikings are going to keep Adrian Peterson on the sidelines until the games actually count.
Saints Sign WR Greg Camarillo - Canal Street Chronicles
Saints also placed linebacker Chris Chamberlain (knee) and offensive lineman Fenuki Tupou (triceps) on injured reserve.
How Injuries Will Change The 2012 Atlanta Falcons - The Falcoholic
The Atlanta Falcons have suffered an unusual glut of injuries thus far in pre-season. The Falcoholic breaks down the impact.
Greg Olsen the NFL's Next 1,000 yard TE? Ron Rivera Thinks So - Cat Scratch Reader
One big change ushered in with Ron Rivera is the bravado and confidence he displays in talking about his players. It takes rather large *redacted* to stake your first season in the NFL on a rookie QB; especially one who was seen as mechanically flawed as Cam Newton– yet Rivera did
Buccaneers Claim WR Jordan Shipley Off Waivers - Bucs Nation
Jordan Shipley is the latest addition to the Bucs.
49ers Name Centerplate As Concessionaire For New Stadium - Niners Nation
We take a look at the news that the 49ers agreed to terms with Centerplate to serve as the concession company for their new Santa Clara stadium.
John Skelton To Start Vs. Titans, Starters To Play Into 2nd Half - Revenge of the Birds
Ken Whisenhunt gives plan for playing time for Thursday's game.
Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)
Russell Wilson Will Reportedly Get the Start for Seahawks on Friday - Field Gulls
Danny O'Neil is reporting that 'there were multiple indications' following last night's player meetings that Russell Wilson has been named the Seahawks' starter for preseason week three against the Chiefs.
Some Call Him 'Greg The Leg' - Turf Show Times
I'm still waiting for Greg Zuerlein to get the chance to boot a 60-yard field goal. Even if that does not happen before the St. Louis Rams wrap up their preseaon play, they enter the season with a big advantage in the kicking game thanks to Greg the Leg.