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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.

Wesley Hitt

AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Breaking Down the Josh McDaniels Offense - Pats Pulpit
The Patriots offense looks to be changing into another gear. How is Josh McDaniels influencing the direction of the team?

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Antonio Allen Gets Work at Cornerback - Gang Green Nation
Just another day in Cortland.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills sale: Jon Bon Jovi to meet with trust this week - Buffalo Rumblings
Jon Bon Jovi and his Toronto-based backing will be meeting with the trust controlling the Buffalo Bills this week regarding the sale of the team.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Steve Smith wins bet on how many fights would take place in Ravens-49ers practices - Baltimore Beat Down
No fights happened.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Giving Marcus Gilbert a contract extension is banking on his future, not his past - Behind the Steel Curtain
Gilbert has come a long way since he was benched before a late season game his rookie year. If the Steelers are legitimately interested in giving him a long-term deal, they have more faith in where he's going as opposed to where he's been.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Marvin Jones out several weeks due to foot procedure - Cincy Jungle
Jones is entering his third season after setting career highs in receptions (51), yards receiving (712), touchdowns (10) and average yards per reception (14.0).

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Mike Pettine Assesses QB Competition, Team in Sunday Conference Call - Dawgs By Nature
Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine spoke with reporters on Sunday about Brian, Johnny, and the rest of his team following Saturday's preseason loss to the Lions.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Houston Texans Sign Ronnie Brown - Battle Red Blog
Go ahead. Make your "It's 2008 again?" joke now. The churn at running back continues for the 2014 Houston Texans.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Titans Training Camp Battles: Did Marc Mariani Hurt His Chances to Make the Team? - Music City Miracles
Marc Mariani shined early in training camp and had a chance to claim a spot last night.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Did Gus Bradley open the door for Blake Bortles to push to start? - Big Cat Country
In an interview with Sirius XM, Gus Bradley might have hinted at the Jaguars quarterback situation being more of a competition than initially lead on.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Stampede Blue Tweetbag: Is Andrew Luck an MVP Candidate? - Stampede Blue
Stampede Blue's Josh Wilson answers questions about the Colts submitted by fans via twitter.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

RB experience - Should we be worried? - Mile High Report
We have the most inexperienced RB group in the NFL, but does that matter? How do we compare to the the rest of the league? Should we care since plenty of veteran RBs will be available once cuts start happening?

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Takeaways from the First-Team Defense in the Chargers vs Cowboys Preseason Game - Bolts From The Blue
Kyle Posey watched the Chargers' first preseason game against the Cowboys and and reports his impressions of how the first–team defense played.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders rookie cornerback leaves team - Silver And Black Pride
Raiders undrafted rookie cornerback, Jansen Watson, has left the team to "contemplate his future" a Raiders spokesman told members of the media Sunday, including Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Watch Dontari Poe dive into a pool - Arrowhead Pride
Just as the headline says, Dontari Poe dives into a pool at practice.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Andre Brown released by Houston Texans - Big Blue View
Would it make sense for the Giants to bring back last season's leading rusher?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

LeSean McCoy Has Been Using PEDS - Bleeding Green Nation
"Potential Enhancing Dryer Sheets."

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Dallas Cowboys Orlando Scandrick Suspended For The First Four Games Of Season - Blogging The Boys
Orlando Scandrick has become one of he Cowboys best defenders, but he'll be missing for the first four games of the 2014 season after being busted for performance-enhancing drugs.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Redskins Training Camp Day 15: Injury Report; DeSean Jackson Expects to Play Monday - Hogs Haven
Training Camp in Richmond is almost over, and the Redskins have a few injuries. Who's hurt and who practiced today?

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers HC Mike McCarthy Monday Presser: Most wide receiver depth we've ever had - Acme Packing Company
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy reveals Jordy Nelson's hamstring injury and shares his belief that the current group of wide receivers is his deepest ever.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions claim Conner Vernon, waive Quintin Payton - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions have made a swap at wide receiver by claiming Conner Vernon and waiving Quintin Payton.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears Agree to Terms With OL Rob Turner - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears made an addition to their offensive line corps by signing veteran Rob Turner.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Matt Cassel To Start On Saturday Against Arizona - Daily Norseman
The Minnesota Vikings have named veteran Matt Cassel their starting quarterback for their second pre-season game.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Saints Roster Countdown 2014: #27 Champ Bailey and #77 Broderick Bunkley - Canal Street Chronicles
The roster has already begun to shift, with a few guys getting added and dropped due to injuries, or whatever the coaches might have "seen on tape." As we count down through the roster, today we check out #27 Champ Bailey and #77 Broderick Bunkley!

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

How Does Height Affect Running Back Performance? - The Falcoholic
Strength, speed and intelligence are a few important factors to consider when evaluating a running back. Does height have similar value?

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Jonathan Stewart Returns to Practice - Cat Scratch Reader
Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart returned to practice Sunday after missing practice for well over a week recouping a tweaked hamstring.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Buccaneers are interested in Alex Boone - Bucs Nation
How interested remains to be seen, however.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

LaMichael James getting some work in before 49ers full practices - Niners Nation
49ers running back and return man LaMichael James is getting in some work as he continues the rehab process for his dislocated elbow. He is catching some passes and getting some handoffs, which bodes well for his return by Week 1.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

2014 NFL countdown: 28 days left and a look at the No. 28 for the Cardinals - Revenge of the Birds
4 weeks away!

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Marshawn Lynch investigated for alleged assault, property damage - Field Gulls
Marshawn Lynch is being investigated for his involvement in an alleged assault and damage to property.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

St. Louis Rams practice report: Rough day at the office - Turf Show Times
The Rams didn't have quite as spirited of a practice as we're used to reading about, but at least there was good news on the injury front.