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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 CB Alfonzo Dennard Arrested for DUI - Pats Pulpit
Another day, another arrest.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Jets To Use Geno Smith As Change-of-Pace QB? - Gang Green Nation
According to ESPN New York, the New York Jets are "toying" with the idea of using Geno Smith as a change-of-pace quarterback if he doesn't win the starting job to utilize his speed. Sound stupid?...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills, Jairus Byrd unable to reach long-term deal - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills and Jairus Byrd were unable to come to terms on a long-term deal. The safety can only play on a one-year contract now.


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Lewis to Be Inducted Into Ring of Honor Upon Reed's Return - Baltimore Beat Down
Ray Lewis will be inducted into the Ravens ring of honor on the same day that Ed Reed makes his return to Baltimore as a member of the Houston Texans

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Pouncey hats and "Free Hernandez": What can we really assume? - Behind the Steel Curtain
We have to make some assumptions as we try to explain the "Free Hernandez" hats and the reaction they've caused. But reconciling the assumptions with everything we know about the Pouncey twins in the bigger picture isn't exactly straightforward.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

REPORTS: Bengals sign Carlos Dunlap to six-year deal worth $40 million - Cincy Jungle
Multiple reports are citing a six-year deal worth $40 million for Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap. This story is developing.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Cleveland Browns Training Camp 2013: Special Teams Preview (Return Game) - Dawgs By Nature
We already covered kicker and punter on Sunday, but we still have long snapper, the return game, and coverage guys left to cover. Our biggest question comes at kick returner: who will take on that role to replace Joshua Cribbs?


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Former Texans QB Sage Rosenfels Retires After 12 Seasons - Battle Red Blog
The third-best quarterback in franchise history calls it a career.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Predicting Kendall Wright's 2013 stats - Music City Miracles
Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright had a nice rookie season, but we were all hoping to see more explosive plays out of him. What do you think he will do in 2013?

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Ace Sanders adds playmaking ability to Jaguars punt returns - Big Cat Country
The Jacksonville Jaguars punt returner position has been a black hole for over a decade, but fourth-round pick Ace Sanders might be able to make an instant impact at the position.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Colts Punter Pat McAfee will play under the Franchise Tag in 2013 - Stampede Blue
The Colts and punter Pat McAfee reportedly will not reach a long-term extension by the deadline and the Colts' captain and punter will play under the franchise tag in 2013 for $2.977 million.


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Broncos hand down punishments to Russell, Heckert - Mile High Report
Matt Russell suspended indefinitely w/out pay, Tom Heckert suspended 1 month w/out pay. Treatment provided as needed — Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) July 15, 2013 As far...

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Revisiting Eric Weddle's Contract - Bolts From The Blue
A look back on what everyone had to say two years ago, why Weddle was such a safe bet for the San Diego Chargers and how he stacks up against Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Comparing Raiders 2012 vs 2013: Safeties - Silver And Black Pride
The new corps of safeties versus last year's group to see if the Raiders improved at the position since last season.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Branden Albert, Kansas City Chiefs do not agree to long-term contract before deadline - Arrowhead Pride
The two sides had until Monday afternoon to negotiate a long-term deal but it didn't happen. Albert remains a Chief under his one-year franchise tender.


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Giants Roster Breakdown: Justin Pugh - Big Blue View
The Giants' 2013 first-round pick will play at some point. When is anybody's guess.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Chip Kelly waiting for the starting QB to emerge - Bleeding Green Nation
When it comes to naming QBs as starters early on, Chip Kelly has been paying attention to the NFL and he's seen that doing so can end up being a pointless exercise. "I just got here," he said....

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Which Coordinator Move Will Have Bigger Impact For Cowboys? - Blogging The Boys
Dallas made two big moves this offseason in the coordinator ranks, one of them has been the most talked about, but the other could also be very important.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Redskins Players React to George Zimmerman Acquittal - Hogs Haven
Twitter was an interesting 24 hours after the judgement came down George Zimmerman was free of all charges for his killing of Trayvon Martin. Here's what the Redskins players had to say.


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers Roster Predictions - Wide Receivers: Another Undrafted Wideout Makes the Team - Acme Packing Company
We announce our predictions for which young wide receivers will join Nelson, Cobb and Jones on the 53 man roster.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Ndamukong Suh says missing playoffs would be 'absolute disappointment' - Pride Of Detroit
If the Detroit Lions don't return to the playoffs this season, it would be an "absolute disappointment," according to Ndamukong Suh.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Henry Melton will play under the franchise tag in 2013 - Windy City Gridiron
It's being reported that Chicago Bears Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton will not sign a long term deal, and he will play under the franchise tag for the 2013 season.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Who Are The Vikings' Biggest Nemeses? - Daily Norseman
Which opponents have had the most success against the Minnesota Vikings over the years? Check out our story to find out!


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Joe Morgan: Continuing a Tradition of Saints Field Stretchers - Canal Street Chronicles
The Saints have a deep history of deep threats. Stallworth, Henderson, Meachem, and...? We reveal the next in line to catch bombs from Breesus himself and break down the film!

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Why The Falcons Are Smart Not To Overuse The Franchise Tag - The Falcoholic
The Atlanta Falcons haven't made frequent use of the franchise tag with Thomas Dimitroff running the show, and that's turned out to be a wise decision. The one time the Falcons did use the...

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Player Spotlight: LB Doug Hogue - Cat Scratch Reader
Little known Doug Hogue could play a significant role with the Panthers. Find out how in my latest article.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Buccaneers' Mike Williams is angry about statistics, this time - Bucs Nation
Mike Williams takes offense to the way the NFL defines starts, I guess.


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

B.J. Daniels, Scott Tolzien and the 49ers third-string quarterback position - Niners Nation
The 49ers have themselves an interesting training camp battle for the third QB spot. Will Scott Tolzien retain the job, or will B.J. Daniels usurp the role?

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

What types of defenses has Carson Palmer had on his teams? - Revenge of the Birds
He says he hasn't. Is he right?

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

The Drunkard's Player Profiles: Golden Tate - Field Gulls
An analysis of the Seahawks' players, as told by the most fascinating drunk guy in the bar.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Burning Questions: Will This Be The Year Robert Quinn Puts It All Together? - Turf Show Times
3rd year defensive end Robert Quinn has the potential to be a special player. It all depends on if Quinn can put all of it together.