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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)

New England Patriots 2013 Impact Rookies: Josh Boyce - Pats Pulpit
In a draft where the New England Patriots initially had no fourth round pick (courtesy of the Aqib Talib trade), it was a pleasant -although not entirely unexpected - surprise to see them end up...

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Joe McKnight Wants to Be Backfield's Top Dog - Gang Green Nation
The back wants a bigger role.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Bills' wide receiver makeover saves money, improves talent - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills were blasted when they did not tender David Nelson or Donald Jones. A few months later, Buffalo's replacements are cheaper and more talented.


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

The Transformation of Jacoby Jones - Baltimore Beat Down
Jacoby Jones has certainly come a long way since January of 2012. During that time, he came to M&T Bank Stadium with the Houston Texans in the Divisional Playoffs and made one play that sent...

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers Landry Jones is a work in progress - Behind the Steel Curtain
Jones could supplant Big Ben someday, but the rookie realizes he has a long way to go just to make the roster; and he's taking it all one step at a time.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Is Marvin Lewis The Right Guy? - Cincy Jungle
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has done some amazing things in his time in Cincinnati. Can he take them to the promise land?

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Pluto: Browns Had Four "Blue-Chippers" at No. 6, Other Insights on Draft - Dawgs By Nature
After a great column by the Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto on Sunday, we break down what he said about the Cleveland Browns having had an interest in four "blue-chip players" during the NFL Draft, and how Michael Lombardi views blue-chip players.


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Report: Ed Reed Had Hip Surgery Last Week - Battle Red Blog
Yet we were not informed of this event until John McClain tweeted about it just now. There's a communication breakdown between Rick Smith and I, it would appear.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Comparisons for every Tennessee pick from the 2013 NFL Draft - Music City Miracles
Find out who I think we drafted in the 2013 NFL draft.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jordan Rodgers motivated by going undrafted - Big Cat Country
Jaguars rookie quarterback Jordan Rodgers has been overlooked his whole football career, so going undrafted wasn't anything new to him.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Could Colts Rookie OLB Bjoern Werner Start Over OLB Erik Walden? - Stampede Blue
Spoiler: Yes!


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Denver Broncos 2013 Odds: Early point spreads for every game - Mile High Report
Point spreads and odds for the Broncos' 2013 season have been released. The consensus: Vegas sportsbooks like the way the Broncos' schedule looks.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Breaking Down New Bolts: D.J. Smith - Bolts From The Blue
If Manti Te'o comes up short of his potential, will new inside linebacker D.J. Smith be able to step in and contribute to the defense?

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders UDFA player profile: QB Kyle Padron - Silver And Black Pride
The rundown on Raiders undrafted free agent quarterback signing, Kyle Padron out of Eastern Washington.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Where else could Kansas City Chiefs' Branden Albert end up? - Arrowhead Pride
Branden Albert didn't get the long-term deal many thought he did this weekend. If he ends up leaving the Chiefs, where will he land?


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Film Study: Damontre Moore DE, New York Giants - Big Blue View
A breakdown of the Giants' third-round draft choice.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Report: Eagles G Evan Mathis undergoes ankle surgery - Bleeding Green Nation
Ruben Frank is reporting that Eagles LG Evan Mathis has undergone a minor procedure on his ankle and is likely to miss the team's remaning OTAs and summer minicamps. Frank says that Mathis is...

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

For The Dallas Cowboys, In Kiffin They Trust - Blogging The Boys
Dallas went heavy on offense in the 2013 draft. They are trusting greatly in defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin's ability to get a lot more out of his players.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Should the Redskins Make it Tebow Time in DC? - Hogs Haven
The much maligned ex-Bronco and ex-Jet has been a free agent for a week now, and many have wondered where he will end up next. It needs to be here.


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers' Offensive Line Changes: Bulaga Moving to Left Tackle, Sitton to Left Guard - Acme Packing Company
News broke overnight from a Packers beat writer that the team's offensive line is undergoing a major change this off-season.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Darius Slay wants to return kicks for Lions - Pride Of Detroit
New Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay wants to contribute on special teams as a returner.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

What's the Plan for Draft Pick LB Jon Bostic? - Windy City Gridiron
Next up is linebacker Jon Bostic - what does his drafting mean for the Bears in 2013 and beyond?

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Vikings Release Chris Kluwe - Daily Norseman
The Minnesota Vikings have parted ways with their entertaining and enigmatic punter.


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

New Orleans Saints Sign Kicker Jose Carlos Maltos...Supposedly - Canal Street Chronicles
Unconfirmed yet legitimate reports are saying the Saints have signed an unknown kicker and punter from Mexico to a three-year contract.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Falcons Will Look For Rookie Safeties To Provide Versatility - The Falcoholic
We learned a lot in rookie mini-camp over the weekend. We found out that the Falcons are drooling over Malliciah Goodman's hands—creepy, I know—and that Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant are...

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Could This Diamond In The Rough Turn Into A Polished Gem? - Cat Scratch Reader
Can an UDFA wide receiver even have a shot to make the 53 man roster? The answer most on CSR would give is probably not, "myself included." So let me introduce readers to an intriguing prospect that was signed after the draft to come in and compete.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Johnthan Banks' skills leave little room for Ronde Barber - Bucs Nation
Johnthan Banks has a specific skillset, which could mean he'll force Ronde Barber to retire.


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers sign G Adam Snyder to 2-year contract - Niners Nation
The 49ers brought back an old friend in guard Adam Snyder. What does this mean for roster competition?

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

New Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington to play with chip on his shoulder against rest of the NFL - Revenge of the Birds
The sixth round pick says he has nothing to prove to the Cardinals, but wants the rest of the league to watch out.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Russell Wilson & The Signature NFL Throw - Field Gulls
That boy good.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

NFL: Was Stedman Bailey the steal of the 2013 NFL Draft? - Turf Show Times
Taken in the third round by the St. Louis Rams - and "under-shadowed" by his smaller former UWV teammate Tavon Austin - Bailey was passed over by 31 NFL teams. Did the Rams pull off another draft day coup that's flying below the media's radar?