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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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New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Patriots Greatly Affected by Illegal Contact - Pats Pulpit
The Patriots have been getting in trouble with the new focus on rules- but not in the way you would think.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

New York Jets: What Is a Third Quarterback's Use? - Gang Green Nation
They should only carry two. Here's why.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Jim Kelly, Jon Bon Jovi won't team up in Buffalo Bills sale - Buffalo Rumblings
For 24 hours, Bills fans were forced to contemplate the idea that Jim Kelly and Jon Bon Jovi might join forces to buy the team. That won't be happening, however, according to the latest report from Tim Graham.


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb out for the rest of the preseason - Baltimore Beat Down
While Webb will miss the rest of the preseason, Asa Jackson and Jimmy Smith could be back on the field this Saturday.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers offense engaged in advanced no huddle training, complete with quizzes - Behind the Steel Curtain
Ben Roethlisberger is taking personal responsibility over the offense's grasp and understanding of the no huddle offense. It appears they are generally on the same page through training camp and two preseason games.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Paul Alexander tabs Russell Bodine starter; Hue Jackson does not - Cincy Jungle
Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander is so pleased with center Russell Bodine that he went ahead and named the rookie fourth-round pick the opening day starter. Hue Jackson is not quite ready to make that declaration.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Poll: Who Should the Browns Start at QB, Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel? - Dawgs By Nature
If you are Mike Pettine tomorrow, who do you name as the Browns' starting quarterback in Week 1 against the Steelers, Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel?


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Texans 32, Falcons 7: Meaningless Preseason Game, Or A Happy Sign That 2014 Is Going To Be Awesome? - Battle Red Blog
The Houston Texans looked like a heavily-armored, multi-faceted mobile touchdown factory against the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday. What do Texans fans think of the team now?

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Time to believe the Taylor Thompson hype? - Music City Miracles
Has the project tight end finally found a coach that can work with him?

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Blake Bortles getting first team reps at Jaguars practice - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars will begin giving Bortles first team reps today, in preparation for Friday's preseason game.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Chuck Pagano wasn't Happy with Hakeem Nicks' Unsportsmanlike Conduct Penalty - Stampede Blue
Hakeem Nicks had a great game on Saturday night. But one dumb penalty drew a stern talking-to from his head coach Chuck Pagano. "He's better than that," Pagano said. "It won't happen again."


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

The Denver Broncos running back competition is heating up - Mile High Report
With Training Camp and two preseason games under the Broncos belt I take look at the Denver Broncos running back competition.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Raiders one of the slowest team in the NFL? How'd that happen? - Silver And Black Pride
For decades, the Raiders were known as the team which valued speed above all else. Al Davis consistently viewed those players with fast 40-yard-dash times as more valuable than most other NFL teams...

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders one of the slowest team in the NFL? How'd that happen? - Silver And Black Pride
For decades, the Raiders were known as the team which valued speed above all else. Al Davis consistently viewed those players with fast 40-yard-dash times as more valuable than most other NFL teams...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Eric Fisher's pass protection has to get better for the Kansas City Chiefs - Arrowhead Pride
Entering year two, Eric Fisher's pass protection has to get better.


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Jon Beason Injury Update: Linebacker says he is 'really close' to return - Big Blue View
Beason has been out since OTAs with a broken foot. Do you think the Giants need him in Week 1?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Eagles Injury Update: LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin return - Bleeding Green Nation
What's going on with the Eagles injury situation?

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Cowboys Fantasy Watch: DeMarco Murray Over/Under 250 Carries? - Blogging The Boys
Will the Cowboys feed DeMarco Murray the ball on the ground this season, or will it be more like previous years?

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Redskins Defeat Browns 24-23 in Second Preseason Test - Hogs Haven
Everything you need to know from the Redskins' 24-23 victory over the Cleveland Browns in their second pre-season test.


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers LB Clay Matthews' Surgically Repaired Right Thumb Draws Attention in Practice - Acme Packing Company
During Monday's practice, Packers beat writer Rob Demovsky tweeted out pictures of how Clay Matthews is protecting his surgically repaired right thumb.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Nick Fairley remains with the Lions' backups - Pride Of Detroit
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley is no longer a starter, at least not for right now.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears Fantasy Watch: Jay Cutler over/under - Windy City Gridiron
With enough pieces in place for Jay Cutler to light up the stat lines... Can he?

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Matt Cassel To Start Against Chiefs - Daily Norseman
In what shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, Matt Cassel will start his third consecutive pre-season contest when the Vikings go against his former team on Saturday night in Kansas City.


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Fantasy Football Value: Will Drew Brees Throw for 5,000 Yards in 2014? - Canal Street Chronicles
Debating whether Brees will remain one of the top scoring fantasy quarterbacks this season or finally become a pedestrian selection.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Should Mike Smith Already Be On The Hot Seat? - The Falcoholic
Stop me if you have heard this one: the Falcons struggled to tackle, rush the quarterback, stretch the field and look prepared. New coaches, new players, same results. It is only preseason, but should Smith be on the hot seat?

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Stewart Brings Much Needed Punch to Offense - Cat Scratch Reader
Though it was nice to see Cam Newton under center for the first time this season, the biggest surprise was the punch RB Jonathan Stewart brought to the running game. Especially inside the five yard line.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Which Buccaneers have been overhyped this offseason? - Bucs Nation
There's lots of hype, but not all of it will be justified in the end.


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Alex Boone turned down contract offer from 49ers, per Gil Brandt - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers reportedly offered a contract to Alex Boone, and Boone apparently turned it down. We break down what Gil Brandt's tweet means and doesn't mean.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Darnell Dockett injury: Cardinals DT to miss the season with torn ACL - Revenge of the Birds
The veteran defensive lineman was carted off the practice field Monday afternoon and will miss the year.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks Replay Booth: Percy Harvin's important role in the Seattle offense - Field Gulls
Harvin's important role in the Seattle offense

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Why did everyone overlook Ethan Westbrooks? - Turf Show Times
The Rams may have scored with UDFA pass rusher Ethan Westbrooks, but his preseason dominance begs the question why nobody bothered drafting him in May.