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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)

How Ryan Wendell Affects Patriots Off-Season Plans - Pats Pulpit
We've talked about Vince Wilfork's impact, but what about Ryan Wendell's?

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Dimitri Patterson to Visit the Jets - Gang Green Nation
Could Gang Green find their cornerback?

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills news, 4/1: Jim Kelly's chemotherapy delayed a week - Buffalo Rumblings
Jim Kelly's story was shared on national television yesterday, the same day he chemotherapy was delayed a week due to a fever.


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Tyrod Taylor knows backup QB competition upcoming - Baltimore Beat Down
Taylor said he spoke with John Harbaugh about the backup QB battle.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers Cam Heyward looks up to Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen - Behind the Steel Curtain
Showing support from one pro team to another is always a good idea. Steelers DE Cam Heyward shows his connection with the Pirates before they start their quest to defend their NL Central division crown.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

The Andy Dalton dilemma should be easy - Cincy Jungle
If you don't extend Dalton, you put the spotlight on him to perform. If he's up to the challenge, throw in the extra millions and sign him. If he collapses, then you only confirm that he's incapable of performing under pressure.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Haslam Says There is Zero Chance He Will Dictate the Team's Draft - Dawgs By Nature
Last week at the NFL owners meetings, Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer relayed what Haslam said about his involvement in the draft, including a statement that there would be "zero chance" that he dictates or overrules Farmer regarding the draft.


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

2014 Houston Texans Free Agent Tracker: Houston Texans Cut Danieal Manning - Battle Red Blog
The Texans secondary just got weaker with the news that the Texans have cut Danieal Manning. Battle Red Blog examines why the move happened and what it could mean going forward.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson to draw a small free agent market - Music City Miracles
Why CJ2K should have taken a pay cut.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Maurice Jones-Drew felt he 'was wronged' by Jaguars - Big Cat Country
Former Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew gave a parting shot to his former team in a conference call with Raiders media.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Colts fans should prepare themselves for a new team owner - Stampede Blue
Don't just assume Jim Irsay will return to running the operations for the Indianapolis Colts.


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Broncos fans voted the T.J. Ward signing as Denver's best free agency move - Mile High Report
DeMarcus Ware may have stolen headlines, but the shrewd acquisition of Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward has Broncos fans most excited, according to our poll results.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Remnants of A.J. Smith on the Chargers roster - Bolts From The Blue
This isn't quite Tom Telesco's San Diego Chargers just yet. First, he needs to rid his roster of the mistakes of A.J. Smith.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders add another former 49ers cornerback in Carlos Rogers - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders have officially announced they have signed former 49ers cornerback, Carlos Rogers. This is the second 49ers corner they have added this off-season .They had already signed his teammate,...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

The Kansas City Chiefs will miss out on another strong NFL Draft - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs have been bad in the wrong years. What could have been if they had high picks in different years....


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Zack Bowman Signing: Giants ink former Bears cornerback - Big Blue View
The New York Giants and Zack Bowman have agreed to terms on a one-year deal

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

How Chip Kelly Handles Troubled Players - Bleeding Green Nation
Chip Kelly coached a lot of difficult characters who started for him at Oregon. How he handled them tells us a lot about the DeSean Jackson situation

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Dez Bryant: Maturing Into A Veteran Presence - Blogging The Boys
According to Jason Garrett, the once-troubled Dez Bryant has matured and is now one of the more influential players on the team.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Report: Redskins Sign Ryan Clark to 1 Year Deal - Hogs Haven
Multiple reports indicate that Ryan Clark is returning to the Redskins.


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

David Bakhtiari vs. Jared Allen: Previewing Packers-Bears in 2014 - Acme Packing Company
We look back at the 2013 season to see what we can learn about the Packers' left tackle of the future and how he matches up with the Chicago Bears' newest pass-rushing specialist.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Is James Ihedigbo a pass coverage liability? - Pride Of Detroit
James Ihedigbo's pass coverage ranking from Pro Football Focus is worrying, but is it really as bad as it seems?

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Brandon Marshall Plans to be a Bear Long-Term - Windy City Gridiron
Brandon Marshall wants to stay a Bear, and he says he wants a deal that allows the team to stay together.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Minnesota Vikings Draft: Making The Case For Johnny Manziel - Daily Norseman
The first of a multiple part series on potential Viking draft picks


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

NFL Odds 2014: Betting on Jairus Byrd - Canal Street Chronicles
Jairus Byrd: Interception machine or NCMF? Place your bets now!

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

What should the Falcons do at running back? - The Falcoholic
Between free agent speculation and pre-draft workouts, the Falcons are appearing more inclined to add a running back every day. Who's the perfect fit?

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

The Ongoing Search for the "next" Steve Smith - Cat Scratch Reader
Jeremy Gallon isn't Steve Smith 2.0, but he's still a talented wide receiver prospect. Should the Panthers consider taking him in the Draft?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Doug Martin Injury: Buccaneers running back cleared for practice - Bucs Nation
The Bucs have their bell-cow-running back.


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Patrick Willis: A look back at 2013, a look ahead to 2014 - Niners Nation
For the majority of 2013, the perennial Pro-Bowl linebacker just wasn't quite himself. We take a look at what happened and what can we expect from no. 52 in the upcoming season.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Steve Keim: John Carlson a better fit at TE for Arizona Cardinals than Jimmy Graham - Revenge of the Birds
The AZ GM cites blocking and catching as necessary.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Russell Wilson vs. The Field - Field Gulls
We've often heard how good Russell Wilson's first two years have been, relative to other great quarterbacks. Here's a mix of statistics (team-related, traditional, and advanced) to prove it.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Rams sign Kenny Britt to a one-year deal - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams have a new wide receiver, and he might be ticketed for a big role this year.