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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)

Rob Gronkowski Injury Update: Patriots TE Will Play vs. Dolphins - Pats Pulpit
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski broke news this morning that he has been cleared to play week 1 vs. the Miami Dolphins.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Rex Ryan vs. Rookie Quarterbacks - Gang Green Nation
Derek Carr would love to know.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Bills vs. Bears Week 1 practice report: Sammy Watkins is back - Buffalo Rumblings
Sammy Watkins (ribs) sounds ready to play this Sunday in Chicago, but his rib injury lingers, and the Bills may need to rotate him in and out of the lineup to compensate.


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

John Harbaugh: I love our team - Baltimore Beatdown
All systems are a go for Head Coach John Harbaugh and his beloved Ravens.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

The case for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014: Part One - Behind the Steel Curtain
An annual exercise in framing the issues that could lead to that seventh Lombardi

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Analysis of Cincinnati Bengals Roster Surprises - Cincy Jungle
There were a handful of unexpected, intriguing transactions involving the Bengals roster and practice squad. The main ones included Sean Porter over Danieal Manning, T.J. Johnson over Trevor Robinson, and Christo Bilukidi over Devon Still.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Poll: What Should Browns WR Josh Gordon Do? - Dawgs By Nature
It really hasn't been too long since the Cleveland Browns learned the news that WR Josh Gordon has been banned for a year by the NFL, but earlier today, the thought still lingered in my mind -- when are we going to hear more about this?


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

BREAKING NEWS: Houston Texans J.J. Watt Signs 6-Year, $100 Million Dollar Contract Extension - Battle Red Blog
One of the league's brightest stars just became one of the league's richest. J.J. Watt has signed a record-breaking new deal with the Houston Texans.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Titans Sign Ryan Succop - Music City Miracles
The Tennessee Titans tagged the ex-Chiefs kicker to be their starting leg in 2014.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars will start Jacques McClendon at center - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars have opted to go with the veteran center to start the season.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Chuck Pagano, Colts Know Facing Peyton Manning Won't Be Easy - Stampede Blue
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and his team are going up against the Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning on Sunday, and they know it won't be easy. They're just trying to make sure the same is true for Manning facing the Colts defense.


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Wes Welker concussion: Broncos receiver returns to practice - Mile High Report
Wes Welker rejoined Broncos practice on Monday but on a limited basis.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

BFTB Study: New offensive coordinators - Bolts From The Blue
An exclusive BFTB study on the effect of NFL teams hiring a new offensive coordinator.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Report: Raiders name Derek Carr starter over Matt Schaub - Silver And Black Pride
It's happened. The Raiders will be starting Derek Carr over Matt Schaub heading into the 2014 season, according to Jay Glazer. Breaking: Raiders players have been informed that the team is...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Chiefs' Brazilian kicker learned NFL rules through Madden - Arrowhead Pride
Madden finally serves a purpose.


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Return of Jon Beason excites Giants - Big Blue View
Coughlin, Giants excited to have their middle linebacker back on the practice field. How much do you believe Beason will be able to contribute right away?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Kelly's Heroes: The Eagles Roster Is Now "His" - Bleeding Green Nation
The Eagles have trimmed their roster down to 53 players. 53 players with the Chip Kelly seal of approval.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Have Dallas Cowboys Found Their Starting Linebackers? - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys coaches appear to have finally settled on their starting lineup at linebacker with Bruce Carter, Rolando McClain and Justin Durant.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Robert Griffin III's Statue Unveiled at New Baylor Stadium - Hogs Haven
RGIII gets a statue at his old college's new stadium.


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Current and Former Packers Starring In Latest Advertisements and TV Shows - Acme Packing Company
Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby is the latest player from the Green and Gold to be featured in an advertisement. We take a look at some of the most recent ads involving players from the Packers.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

How the Lions assembled their 53-man roster - Pride Of Detroit
A look at how the Detroit Lions acquired each player on their 53-man roster.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

2014 NFL Predictions: Pete Prisco Of CBS Sports has the Chicago Bears 7-8-1 - Windy City Gridiron
On 8/27 we looked at how Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports had the Chicago Bears finishing the 2014 season and today it's his colleague Pete Pricso's turn to predict. He picks the score of every game in the NFL and he also has the Bears missing the playoffs.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Minnesota Vikings Fielding One Of The NFL's Youngest Rosters - Daily Norseman
Thanks to a study from the folks at, we can pass along the info that the Minnesota Vikings have one of the youngest rosters in the National Football League.


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Are Saints 2014 Games in Danger of Not Being Broadcast in Local Market? - Canal Street Chronicles
DirecTV customers no longer can view FOX 8 on the DirecTV system. Contract dispute continues.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Can the Falcons Succeed Without a Strong Pass Rush? - The Falcoholic
Coming off a year in which they finished at the bottom of the NFL in pass rushing, the Falcons aren't poised to be much better in this area in 2014. Will this weakness be a season-killer?

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Cam Newton finally has the tall targets he needs - Cat Scratch Reader
A new receiving corps gives Cam Newton what he's always needed.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

J.J. Watt's contract extension sets the stage for Gerald McCoy - Bucs Nation
The Bucs probably swallowed hard when they saw J.J. Watt's new contract.


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Alex Boone passes 49ers physical, 3 players signed to practice squad - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers welcomed back Alex Boone on Monday, and signed three players to their practice squad. We take a look at all the news.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Arizona Cardinals 'disappointed in the injuries,' not in Jonathan Cooper - Revenge of the Birds
Steve Keim says Cooper is learning something new.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks re-sign WR Bryan Walters, waive WR Phil Bates - Field Gulls
The Seahawks have re-signed receiver and special teams ace Bryan Walters and released Phil Bates.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Rams claim Case Keenum off waivers - Turf Show Times
The Rams grabbed a veteran quarterback to fill out their roster.