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Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing including Houston Texans wide receiver, Andre Johnson, has asked to be traded.

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AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Patriots Use Franchise Tag on Kicker Stephen Gostkowski, Not Safety Devin McCourty - Pats Pulpit
The Patriots have used their franchise tag on their kicker, instead of their All Pro safety

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Jets Showing Some Interest in UT-Chattanooga OLB Davis Tull - Gang Green Nation
Tony Pauline noted that the Jets director of college scouting was on hand for UT-Chattanooga's pro day.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills to have nearly $32 million in 2015 salary cap space - Buffalo Rumblings
If you were worried about the Buffalo Bills not having sufficient salary cap space to make some big moves this offseason, worry no longer.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Could the Baltimore Ravens use Cortland Finnegan? - Baltimore Beatdown
For all fans in their formative years still building the tolerance, or the stomach, to brace for the distasteful, and at times flavorful, surprises of the NFL offseason...

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Jason Worilds avoids tag, days in Pittsburgh could be numbered - Behind the Steel Curtain
The move was expected, and the contract offers fielded by Worilds could mean his time in Pittsburgh is up.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Devon Still Receives 2015 Hope Gala Knight Award - Cincy Jungle
Devon Still was honored this past weekend in New York City with the Knight Award for spreading nationwide awareness and raising money for pediatric cancer. Watch his moving acceptance speech.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Reports: Browns will pursue DE Pernell McPhee - Dawgs By Nature
Upcoming Ravens free agent pass rusher Parnell McPhee is on the Browns' radar.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Andre Johnson Explains Why He Has Requested A Trade - Battle Red Blog
The writing on the wall has always been there, but to hear all of this coming from Andre Johnson himself is downright surreal.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Tennessee Titans Release Bernard Pollard - Music City Miracles
The opinionated safety makes his exit stage left.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars should sign Ndamukong Suh in NFL free agency - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars have infinity dollars in salary cap space, so why not go after a Top 10 player in the NFL?

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Colts Listed as Potential Suitors for DeMarco Murray - Stampede Blue
NFL.coms Ian Rapoport listed the Colts as one of the teams that could be potential suitors for Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray in free agency.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Demaryius Thomas can sign with another team after Broncos place non-exclusive franchise tag - Mile High Report
As it stands now, Demaryius Thomas will still be a Denver Broncos wide receiver in 2015. But the situation is still somewhat fluid.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Should the San Diego Charger sign Justin Blalock? - Bolts From The Blue
The Atlanta Falcons released a very good offensive lineman, and the San Diego Chargers need more good linemen. Is this a match made in heaven?

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

One year later Buccaneers having serious regret they cut Donald Penn for Anthony Collins - Silver And Black Pride
When a player who just had what is considered a down year and is set to make a decent amount of money, teams have to ask themselves whether it is in their best interest to move on. That's what...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

John Dorsey: 'We want Justin Houston in a Chiefs uniform for years to come" - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs GM made it clear the team wants to sign Houston to a long-term contract.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

New York Giants Place Franchise Tag on Defensive End Jason Pierre-Paul - Big Blue View
Did they make the right call here? Tell us what you think.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

No franchise tag for Jeremy Maclin from Eagles as NFL deadline passes - Bleeding Green Nation
The latest on the Jeremy Maclin situation.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Dallas Cowboys Put The Franchise Tag On Dez Bryant - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys said they would likely franchise tag Dez Bryant, and today they made good on that promise.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Scot McCloughan and the NFL's Best and Worst Drafting GMs - Hogs Haven
Using a statistical approach to determine which general managers are the best and worst drafters and to see where new Redskins GM Scot McCloughan ranks among them.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Jarrett Bush arrested for public intoxication, per report - Acme Packing Company
The free agent cornerback and special teams ace becomes the second Packers player to be arrested this offseason.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions bring in DT Kendall Langford for visit - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions are reportedly hosting a free-agent defensive tackle for a visit.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Bears free agency targets: Safety Tyvon Branch - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears need help at the safety position. Could a former Oakland Raider fill the need?

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Minnesota Vikings Have Expensive Decision Coming On Matt Kalil - Daily Norseman
The NFL released their franchise and transition player salary figures on Monday, and even though the Minnesota Vikings aren't using either tag, they're still affected by the numbers.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

NFL 2015 Salary Cap: New Orleans Saints are 22 Million Dollars Overspent - Canal Street Chronicles
The 2015 NFL salary cap is confirmed at $143.28 million. Saints GM Mickey Loomis has plenty of work ahead of him if he wants to push the franchise under the cap and still field a competitive team.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Falcons reportedly interested in Brian Orakpo - The Falcoholic
Atlanta may pursue the veteran linebacker.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Panthers Have Decided to Let Greg Hardy Hit Free Agency - Cat Scratch Reader
This should not surprise anyone. I admit I had hoped he would stay somehow but...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

NFL Free Agency: Anthony Collins is going to get cut by Buccaneers - Bucs Nation
Anthony Collins' days as a Buccaneer are done after just one year.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Jarryd Hayne announces intention of signing with San Francisco 49ers - Niners Nation
Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne will join the San Francisco 49ers after deciding to end his rugby league career. We break down what's next for him.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

NFL free agency: Implications to possible contract restructuring for Carson Palmer, Calais Campbell - Revenge of the Birds
With free agency just about a week away, how else can the Cardinals create cap space?

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks sign OLB Mister Alexander - Field Gulls
The Seahawks have signed outside linebacker Mister Alexander.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

No Brainer: Should the Rams Exercise Their Fifth Year Option on Michael Brockers? - Turf Show Times
St. Louis Rams’ defensive tackle Michael Brockers is entering his fourth season in the NFL. Will the team exercise their option for a fifth before May 3rd?