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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.



New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Patriots Sign Free Agent Receiver Lavelle Hawkins - Pats Pulpit
The New England Patriots have added more depth to their receiving corps by signing former Titans receiver Lavelle Hawkins to a two year deal.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

The Case For Mark Sanchez At QB - Gang Green Nation
Why the New York Jets should roll with Mark Sanchez as their starting QB this season.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buddy Nix steps down as Buffalo Bills GM - Buffalo Rumblings
Buddy Nix has vacated the role of GM - he'll be replaced by Doug Whaley (that's not yet official) - but will remain with the organization as a Special Assistant.


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Who Needs To Take The Biggest Step In 2013? - Baltimore Beat Down
Who has to put up or shut up this season?

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers/Ravens third on list of Best Rivalries - Behind the Steel Curtain
Momentum in the series has shifted, but that doesn't change the fact the Steelers/Ravens games are two of the best of the year, says one writer.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Vontaze Burfict Inspiring Other Undrafted Free Agents - Cincy Jungle
Vontaze Burfict's successful rookie season has inspired other undrafted free agents, especially Cowboys linebacker Brandon Magee.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Browns Waive 5 Players, Add 5 Others, Including the Jets' Former Punter - Dawgs By Nature
On Monday, the Cleveland Browns announced the release of five players and the addition of five players, each of whom tried out at the team's rookie minicamp this past weekend. One of the additions included the Jets' former starting punter.


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Houston Texans Rookies: Examining OT David Quessenberry - Battle Red Blog
Battle Red Blog takes a look at San Jose State OT David Quessenberry. Why was he selected and what's he bring to the table?

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

DT Antonio Johnson returns to Titans on a one-year deal - Music City Miracles
The former Colt "Mookie" adds even more depth to a very crowded defensive tackle position.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Justin Blackmon addresses media for first time since 4-game suspension - Big Cat Country
Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon meets with the media at Jaguars OTAs for the first time since his four-game suspension was announced.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Yes, The A.Q. Shipley Trade Was A Dumb Move, Mr. Grigson - Stampede Blue
No, trading A.Q. Shipley wasn't earth-shattering in its stupidity. But, it's still pretty damn dumb.


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Alex Gibbs returns to the Broncos as a consultant - Mile High Report
The Broncos bring back offensive line coach Alex Gibbs. Alex Gibbs who coached the Broncos offensive line from 1995 to 2003 has returned to the Broncos staff as a consultant. Gibbs is famous for his zone blocking scheme.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

What kind of player would the San Diego Chargers get by signing Max Starks? - Bolts From The Blue
Getting to know who Max Starks is, and what Steeler insiders are saying about Starks as he's courted to be the starting Left Tackle for the San Diego Chargers.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders QB Matt Flynn will have mental toughness tested by Tyler Wilson - Silver And Black Pride
Flynn's mental toughness will be tested with comparisons to Seattle situation

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Chiefs hire Chris Ault, creator of the pistol offense, as a consultant - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs just hired Chris Ault, the creator of the pistol offense, as a consultant. Ault is Colin Kaepernick's former head coach at Nevada.


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

2013 NFL Free Agency: Aaron Curry officially a Giant - Big Blue View
Moments ago free agent linebacker Aaron Curry announced on his Twitter account that he is officially a New York Giant. EXCITED TO BE A GIANT!!!… — Aaron Curry...

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Donovan McNabb to retire with the Eagles in September - Bleeding Green Nation
According to former Eagles quarterback, Donovan McNabb, the multiple-time Pro Bowler will retire as a member of the team that drafted him in 1999.'s Paul Domowitch reports that McNabb,...

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

NFL Career Receptions Leader ... Jason Witten? - Blogging The Boys
Jason Witten is ranked 26th on the NFL's all-time receptions leaderboard. Another season like last year could see him jump into the top 15 of the NFL career receptions leaders. Could there be more to come?

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Redskins Offensive Improvements: Kirk Cousins - Hogs Haven
Everyone hopes to see Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Week One of the 2013 NFL Season. However, if that isn't the case, then backup QB Kirk Cousins needs to be ready. That begins with stepping his game up.


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

What Can be Expected of Packers QB B.J. Coleman in Year Two? - Acme Packing Company
Will second-year quarterback B.J. Coleman be able to beat out the embattled Graham Harrell for the right to backup Aaron Rodgers?

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Josh Cribbs visits Lions, will make decision soon - Pride Of Detroit
Free-agent wide receiver Josh Cribbs is going to make a decision about his future in the next couple days after visiting the Detroit Lions on Monday.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Friday Fury: Roberto Garza is the Bears Center - Windy City Gridiron
His lackluster play the past few seasons has Bears' fans begging for other options, any other options. But with all the change to Chicago's offensive line this year, Garza is the Bears' best option.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Vegas Not Showing Vikings Much Love - Daily Norseman
There are some really, really early NFL numbers coming from the sportsbooks, and most of them don't look too favorably upon our favorite football team.


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

New Orleans Saints Sign Korey Lindsey, Brent Leonard - Canal Street Chronicles
The New Orleans Saint add a little more depth at cornerback and wide receiver following their rookie minicamp this past weekend.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

What Does a Successful Rookie Campaign Look Like for Desmond Trufant? - The Falcoholic
Quick discussion post for the insomniacs. Tonight we're discussing expectations, specifically our expectations for Desmond Trufant. Thomas Dimitroff is sometimes criticized for his drafting...

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Carolina Panthers sign CFL #1 overall pick to contract - Cat Scratch Reader
Defensive tackle Linden Gaydosh will get a chance to impress in Spartanburg after passing the first test.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't blitz as much as you think - Bucs Nation
Blitz frequencies show a surprising trend for the Buccaneers.


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers Roster, 90-in-90 breakdowns: Quinton Patton - Niners Nation
What are the chances that Quinton Patton makes the 49ers roster, and that he has a better / worse 2013 season than his 2012 effort?

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

The logic behind the Karlos Dansby deal with Arizona Cardinals - Revenge of the Birds
He calls it a good fit because it is.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks' DL Greg Scruggs tears ACL, will likely miss 2013 season - Field Gulls
Seahawks' DT/DE Greg Scruggs has a torn ACL and will almost surely miss the entire 2013 NFL Season.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Zac Stacy missed rookie mini camp on Friday for a good reason - Turf Show Times
When you hear a player missed camp, it's usually for a bad reason. But sometimes, players miss camp for something good...