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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.

Rob Carr

AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Tommy Kelly Asked to be Released from the Patriots - Pats Pulpit
News surfaces on why the Patriots lost their most obvious 3-4 defensive end.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Flag On The Play: New York Jets Struggle With Penalties - Gang Green Nation
The Jets will need to ensure they're not giving the Packers free yardage next week, as we look at the culprits this week.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills, C.J. Spiller have begun contract negotiations - Buffalo Rumblings
Now that Bills running back C.J. Spiller has an agent, the team has already begun the process of trying to lock him up on a long-term deal.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Picking up the pieces in the Ray Rice aftermath - Baltimore Beatdown
Baltimore Beatdown writer Kris Jones is a personal friend of Ray Rice's and reflects on his career and what Rice and his family will have to endure the rest of their lives.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers rush defense needs to improve, but Browns rushing attack deserves some kudos - Behind the Steel Curtain
The Browns gashed the Steelers defense for 183 yards on Sunday. While that's an alarming amount of yards allowed, maybe it's due in large measure to an improved Cleveland's rushing attack.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

All proceeds for Devon Still jerseys goes to helping pediatric cancer - Cincy Jungle
The Cincinnati Bengals are deferring all revenue earned by Devon Still jerseys for treatment and research into pediatric cancer and Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Five things to be grateful for in a loss - Dawgs By Nature
It's easy to dwell on the negatives, but the Cleveland Browns showed a lot more reasons for optimism and future success than most fans previously expected.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Jadeveon Clowney Injury Update: Bill O'Brien Confirms Surgery, Says Clowney To Miss 4-6 Weeks - Battle Red Blog
The head coach of the Houston Texans met with the media this afternoon and confirmed the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft will miss the next month to month and a half of the season.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Zach Brown Injury Update: Titans LB Likely Lost for Season - Music City Miracles
The ILB's season appears to be over.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars won't bench Chad Henne anytime soon - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars will be starting Chad Henne for the next few games, regardless of the results, so just get it all out now.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Chuck Pagano: Robert Mathis Injury a "Devastating Blow" - Stampede Blue
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, talking about the season-ending injury to star outside linebacker Robert Mathis, called it a "devastating blow."

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Julius Thomas ties Shannon Sharpe's Broncos record in win over Colts - Mile High Report
Three touchdowns for Julius Thomas has fantasy football owners celebrating in Week 1.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Chargers-Cardinals final score: San Diego loses 18-17 heartbreaker in Arizona - Bolts From The Blue
For the second consecutive year, the San Diego Chargers gave up a fourth quarter lead to lose a heartbreaker in the final game of Week 1. This time, the loss came at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals and QB Carson Palmer.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders injury update: Taiwan Jones "out for some time" with injured foot, Nick Roach still not ready - Silver And Black Pride
Taiwan Jones just returned to the lineup last week after missing most of the preseason with a knee strain. Now he is set to miss a while more. "Taiwan Jones injured his foot, and I would imagine...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Free agent Kevin Vickerson signed by Kansas City Chiefs after Mike DeVito's injury - Arrowhead Pride
After Mike DeVito's season-ending injury, the Chiefs signed defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

What others are saying about Giants' 'nightmare performance' - Big Blue View
As you might guess, the reaction to Monday's embarrassing performance by the Giants was not kind.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

LeSean McCoy leaves 20 cent tip at Philadelphia restaurant [Update] - Bleeding Green Nation
A story where no one wins.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Dallas Cowboys Defense Responds To Adversity - Blogging The Boys
In a game that got out of hand early, the Cowboys defense played better than many expected and many will report.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

LaMichael James a Possibility for the Redskins? - Hogs Haven
Taking a look at recently released LaMichael James, and if he could fit with the Washington Redskins.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Eddie Lacy is Really Good: A Look at His Week 1 Performance Against the Seahawks - Acme Packing Company
The Packers' running back continued to make defenders miss in week one despite playing against a Super Bowl champion defense.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions-Giants final score: Detroit cruises to 35-14 win to open season - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions kicked off the 2014 season with a 35-14 win over the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears injury update: High Ankle Sprain For Roberto Garza and Matt Slauson - Windy City Gridiron
The Chicago Bears' players were dropping at an alarming rate yesterday. Two offensive linemen, the starting wide outs, a core special teamer, and Peanut even got his bell rung and had to sit out a play. Just how serious were the injuries...

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Mike Zimmer Challenges His Team - Daily Norseman
Lost in the opening day beatdown of the Rams is the new coach's challenge to the team in the locker room after the game

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Saints vs. Falcons Final Score: Brandin Cooks Shines in NFL Debut - Canal Street Chronicles
Welcome to season 2 of the Rookie Run-Down! Brandin Cooks shined like a star in his NFL debut for the New Orleans Saints. Read on to see how the other rookies performed in their first regular season action.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Jake Matthews Injury: MRI reveals no significant damage - The Falcoholic
It's encouraging news for the Falcons as initial x-rays on Jake Matthews' left ankle were negative and a subsequent MRI revealed no significant damage.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Panthers Restructure Charles Johnson's Contract - Cat Scratch Reader
For the second year in a row the Panthers have restructured Charles Johnson contract to save cap space.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Jeff Tedford expected to be back for game preparation this week - Bucs Nation
Lovie Smith told the media on Monday that his "quarterback guru" should be back this week.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers release LaMichael James, per agent Jeff Sperbeck - Niners Nation
LaMichael James is apparently finished as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. His agent tweeted that he was granted his release, although the 49ers have no confirmed this as of yet.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Cardinals vs. Chargers results: With ups and downs, Arizona gets 'a great team win' to open season - Revenge of the Birds
It wasn't always pretty during the middle of the game, but in the end the Arizona Cardinals got the win. Head coach Bruce Arians called it "a great team win." "I thought we started off pretty...

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks sign OT Andrew McDonald, per his agent - Field Gulls
The Seahawks have signed Panthers' practice squad tackle Andrew McDonald, according to a tweet from his agent.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

St. Louis Rams: Quarterback Woes - Turf Show Times
Absent Sam Bradford, the Rams need a QB who won't lose the game.