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Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.

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New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Source: Pats Concerned Over Talib's Work Ethic - Pats Pulpit
Doubts about one of the Patriots' big free agents makes a multiyear deal unlikely for the talented corner.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Stephen Hill: Stay or Go? - Gang Green Nation
What should happen with the second round pick?

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Bills Free Agents 2013: Evaluations Delay Jairus Byrd, Andy Levitre Talks - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills have not yet begun serious contract discussions with either Jairus Byrd or Andy Levitre, who are set to become unrestricted free agents on March 12.


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Super Bowl 2013: Ray Lewis' Last Stand With The Baltimore Ravens - Baltimore Beat Down
It was a fitting way for Ray Lewis to end his NFL career with a goal line stand.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

What is the purpose of Football? - Behind the Steel Curtain
Contrary to popular belief, winning isn't the only thing. The pursuit of winning holds far more value. In today's PED-laden culture, cheating isn't just one act, it permeates the entire art of competition.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

2013 NFL Free Agency: Re-Signing Kevin Huber Must Be Bengals Priority - Cincy Jungle
While the majority of the Bengals' focus in free agency will likely be on players like Andre Smith and Michael Johnson, they also need to focus a lot of attention in locking in their free agent punter for the long haul.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Cleveland Browns Release DE Frostee Rucker - Dawgs By Nature
In what was a very surprising move Tuesday afternoon, the Cleveland Browns released defensive end Frostee Rucker. The timing of the release is money-related, which reflects a combination of the change in Cleveland's defensive philosophy next season.


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

J.J. Watt Wins NFL Defensive Player Of The Year - Battle Red Blog
"I'm shocked!" - said no one in America.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Chris Johnson: Tennessee Titans aren't close to being elite - Music City Miracles
CJ stopped to talk with the Midday 180 guys today from radio row at the Super Bowl, and he had some interesting things to say about his contract, the team, and the revolving door at the running back coach position.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars new logo released - Big Cat Country
Jaguars owner Shad Khan put his first major mark on the franchise by revealing a brand new logo.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

NFL Honors: Peyton Manning Hearts Andrew Luck, Brett Favre, And Aaron Rodgers - Stampede Blue
Peyton Manning after accepting the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award from Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers: "I, ah... I feel pretty confident me and Andrew Luck will be up here to present this award one day, together."


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

2012 NFL Awards Winners: Manning Wins Comeback Player Of The Year - Mile High Report
Peyton Manning has had a successful night at the NFL Honors.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Cut Him or Keep Him?: Takeo Spikes - Bolts From The Blue
It now seems like Takeo Spikes wants to play in 2013 for the San Diego Chargers. The question is, should the Chargers want him back?

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Which players are the Raiders most likely to cut? - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders have much work to do yet again this off-season. They aren't in the same salary cap Hell they were last off-season, but it's still not great. Bloated salaries and dead weight must be removed. These are the most likely to be cut loose.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Matt Cassel ... a good dude - Arrowhead Pride
We'll flip the script and write something about Matt Cassel that has little to do with football.


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Michael Boley cut by New York Giants - Big Blue View
The New York Giants have cut veteran linebacker Michael Boley, saving his $4.25 million in base salary for 2013.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Rumor: Philadelphia Eagles in talks with Dennis Dixon - Bleeding Green Nation
The Eagles are reportedly looking to sign Chip Kelly's former QB at Oregon, Dennis Dixon, who was most recently a member of the Ravens practice squad.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

How Much Is Cowboys' QB Tony Romo Worth And How Does It Compare To His Counterparts? - Blogging The Boys
Most expect Tony Romo to receive a contract extension this offseason. We take a look at what he might expect to bring in.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

2013 NFL Important Dates Coming Up - Hogs Haven
Attention! The NFL has released a calendar of events for the offseason ranging from February's NFL Combine in Indianapolis to free agency on March 12 to the 2013 NFL Draft from April 25-27. Here is your schedule of important NFL dates leading up to n


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

2013 Packers' Roster Evaluation - Wide Receiver: Overcoming A Loss Of Talent And Experience - Acme Packing Company
APC's initial roster evaluations continue with a look at the changing face of the wide receiving corp. Can the Packers overcome the loss of Greg Jennings and Donald Driver? Will Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and Randall Cobb be enough for 2013?

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Detroit Lions release Kyle Vanden Bosch - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions are continuing to clean house by releasing Kyle Vanden Bosch, according to a report.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Devin Hester Hints at Possibility of Requesting a Trade - Windy City Gridiron
Devin Hester has been frustrated the last couple of years, and says he might need a fresh start. Should the Bears give him one by trading him to another team?

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Could Joe Flacco Give Us Hope? - Daily Norseman
Wondering if QBs like Flacco and Eli Manning should cause Vikings fans to have more patience with Christian Ponder.


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Saints, Sean Payton Coaching Search Begins - Canal Street Chronicles
It's now time for the Saints and head coach Sean Payton to start getting serious about filling their five vacant coaching positions.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Why The Falcons Will Not Cut John Abraham - The Falcoholic
D. Orlando Ledbetter does a little bit of roster prognostication in one of his latest articles. It's that time of year where we all make off-the-wall guesses, and I generally let them pass without...

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Luke Kuechly wins defensive rookie of the year - Cat Scratch Reader
The Carolina Panthers have back-to-back rookies of the year, as Luke Kuechly took home the AP DROY tonight.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Dave Wannstedt hired as Buccaneers special teams coordinator - Bucs Nation
The Bucs have hired Dave Wannstedt as their special teams coach. But, ehm, why?


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

The 2012 49ers' Buzzword? Inconsistency - Niners Nation
We had it comin'

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Arizona Cardinals officially name coaching staff - Revenge of the Birds
Most of the names are familiar based on previous reports, but there will be three coaches that share duties with the offensive line.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

NFL Draft 2013 scouting report: Tavon Austin and the Seattle Seahawks - Field Gulls
I have yet to see a mock draft projecting Tavon Austin to the Seahawks. This is a mistake.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

The Rams Claim Titus Young - Turf Show Times
The Rams made their first big pick up this season, with claiming Titus Young.