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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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AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Tom Brady Restructures Contract...Again - Pats Pulpit
The Patriots now have $24 million more to spend on free agency, courtesy of Tom Brady.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

John Idzik: A Reign of Error - Gang Green Nation
John Idzik accomplished quite a feat getting fired after two seasons. Here's how it happened.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Kyle Orton retires from NFL; Buffalo Bills have more work to do at QB - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback retired on Monday, which leaves the team in a bit of a pickle heading into 2015.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Should John Harbaugh be considered for Coach Of The Year? - Baltimore Beatdown
With head coaches getting fired today, it makes us appreciate the Ravens head coach. Should John Harbaugh be in the running for coach of the year for 2014? We look at why he deserves at least to be in the conversation.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Antonio Brown finishes 2014 at top of the league in yards and receptions, second in touchdowns - Behind the Steel Curtain
Brown capped off the greatest statistical season for a Steelers wide receiver in franchise history with a monster game in a win over the Bengals.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals Versus Steelers: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - Cincy Jungle
We take a look at the best and worst of the Cincinnati Bengals in their re-match against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Jimmy Haslam: Mike Pettine & Ray Farmer Will Return for 2015 - Dawgs By Nature
Immediately following the Cleveland Browns' final game of the 2014 regular season, team owner Jimmy Haslam addressed the media and was firm that both head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer will be back for the 2015 season.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

2015 NFL Free Agency: Which Houston Texans Are Free Agents? - Battle Red Blog
The Houston Texans went 9-7 in 2014, a huge improvement over the disaster that was 2013. Like every NFL team, they now have a lot of decisions to make about the players who'll be free agents. Check out who could be leaving Houston this offseason.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Titans CEO Tommy Smith says again that Ruston Webster and Ken Whisenhunt will be back in 2015 - Music City Miracles
BOO!

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Reflections on the Jaguars 2014 Season - Big Cat Country
I laughed. I cried (a lot.) I finished 16 weeks of watching a team not many others could stomach. Here is what I came away with from the Jaguars 2014 season.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Colts Open as Four-Point Favorites over Bengals - Stampede Blue
The Colts have opened as four-point favorites over the Bengals in the Wild Card round.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Broncos' Adam Gase will interview with 49ers and Falcons, per report - Mile High Report
The NFL's Black Monday is taking names, and the Denver Broncos could see collateral damage to its coaching staff.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

San Diego Chargers Coaching Staff is Returning for 2015 - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers have announced that they will retain their head coach and both coordinators for next season.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Report: Raiders to interview Eric Mangini for head coach position - Silver And Black Pride
Of all the reports out there for vacant head coaching positions, this one is probably the strangest. That being the report the Raiders are interviewing the former New York Jets head coach. No, not...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

John Dorsey says Chiefs have work to do at WR, Alex Smith needs more pieces, o-line did 'admirable' job - Arrowhead Pride
Chiefs GM John Dorsey talks about the receivers going all year without a touchdown, adding more weapons around Alex Smith and the admirable job of the offensive line.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Giants Morning Report: Recapping a busy Monday - Big Blue View
While you await the fate of Perry Fewell, let's recap what went on with the Giants on Monday.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Eagles interested in CFL cornerback Delvin Breaux - Bleeding Green Nation
An interesting option for the Eagles secondary.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Cowboys Playoff Injuries: Henry Melton Ruled Out For Sunday, Anthony Hitchens' Status Unclear - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys are dealing with a few injuries heading into the playoff game with the Lions.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Black Monday Poll: Do the Redskins Have to Fire Jim Haslett? - Hogs Haven
Is Jim Haslett even under contract for 2015? Is he a real-life Milton?

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

The Takeaway, Lions vs. Packers: Aaron Rodgers seals MVP with one-legged performance - Acme Packing Company
Rodgers authors the latest chapter to his legendary career, clinching the MVP award in the process.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Ndamukong Suh suspended for Cowboys game - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions will be without defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Sunday, as he has been suspended by the NFL.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears hire Ernie Accorsi as a consultant - Windy City Gridiron
The Chicago Bears have made a move to bolster their credibility as they begin their search for a new head coach and general manager. Long time NFL general manager Ernie Accorsi was hired as a consultant by the Bears.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Duron Carter To Visit With Vikings On January 9 - Daily Norseman
The son of former Vikings' wide receiver Cris Carter will be having his visit with the purple on January 9, according to his father.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Saints Final Presser for 2014: Sean Payton Hates Losing - Canal Street Chronicles
Sean Payton started out the final press interview stating he was disappointed in the season and disappointed for the fans.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Thanks, Coach - The Falcoholic
Mike Smith is no longer the coach of the Atlanta Falcons, but it wasn't all bad.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Carolina Panthers 2015 opponents announced - Cat Scratch Reader
Take a look at what the Panthers will face next year.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Buccaneers want to extend Lavonte David's contract - Bucs Nation
Lavonte David is entering the final year of his contract, so an extension is only logical.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers request permission to interview Josh McDaniels for head coaching vacancy - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly added another coordinator to their interview wish list. We break down the latest addition.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons reportedly request permission to interview DC Todd Bowles for head coaching positions - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona DC will be sought after this offseason.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks finish 1st in DVOA for 3rd straight year: Advanced stats season finale - Field Gulls
You've seen the best, now see ... the best.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

St. Louis Rams: 2015 Off Season Will Be A Challenge - Turf Show Times
OK, so a 6-10 record for the 2014 season is in the books. Throughout this assortment of few wins and lots of losses, Rams fans have seen lows and highs for their team. Head coach Jeff Fisher and...