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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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AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Taking a Look At the Patriots' Short Term and Long Term Draft Needs - Pats Pulpit
What are New England's needs beyond the 2015 season?

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Calvin Pryor to Play Strong Safety - Gang Green Nation
Today, Calvin Pryor had an interesting comment on what position he will play going forward: Excellent JTL today. @star_island25 told me, "I'm going to be strong safety. I'm not going to be...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Stephon Gilmore, Fred Jackson among Buffalo Bills recovering from surgery - Buffalo Rumblings
There are 71 players on the Buffalo Bills' roster. 10 of them are still recovering from surgeries, and are either lightly participating in, or sitting out of, voluntary offseason workouts.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

It's time for Ed Reed to retire - Baltimore Beatdown
Ed Reed's April Fools joke should've been a serious announcement.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

2015 NFL Draft: CBSSports.com Mock Draft has the Pittsburgh Steelers taking OLB Bud Dupree - Behind the Steel Curtain
The ongoing debate between the Steelers' more pressing need in the upcoming NFL Draft - OLB or CB - carries on as CBSSports.com has the team selecting pass rusher Bud Dupree with their 22nd pick.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Cincinnati Bengals Pro Day and Workout/Visit Tracker - Cincy Jungle
Welcome to the 2015 Pro Day and workout/visit tracker. Our goal is to track all Bengals activity leading to the 2015 NFL draft. This document is in a state of fluidity and will be updated as news surfaces.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Browns visited privately with OLB Bud Dupree - Dawgs By Nature
The Browns met privately with first round prospect Bud Dupree late last week.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Whitney Mercilus Could Have A Record Season In 2015 - Battle Red Blog
The Houston Texans linebacker and 2012 first round draft pick is heading into the last year of his rookie contract, and everything is in place for him to rise to the top. Will he?

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

NFL Draft 2015: Shane Ray visited the Tennessee Titans today - Music City Miracles
Kicking the tires on another EDGE guy.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jared Odrick to play 'big end' in Jaguars defensive scheme - Big Cat Country
There has been some debate about how the Jaguars use newly signed Jared Odrick, but according to the defensive line coach, he'll be a "big end".

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

How Aggressive is Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano? - Stampede Blue
Football Outsiders recently released their "aggressiveness index" rankings for the NFL head coaches, and Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is in the bottom third of the list.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Chris Harris believes he is the best cornerback in the NFL, and his stats back him up - Mile High Report
In an exclusive interview with Mile High Report, Broncos cornerback Chris Harris told Jon Heath that he believes he is the best cornerback in the NFL. Harris also talked about Demaryius Thomas holding out, and getting back to the Super Bowl.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 6, 2015 - Bolts From The Blue
Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders young foundation hoping to 'win a lot of fights' with coaching staff of former players - Silver And Black Pride
Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio played in the NFL for 12 seasons. When he put his coaching staff together it quickly became clear that being a former player was a quality on which he placed great...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

2015 NFL mock draft: Is the first round too early for the Chiefs to take a center? - Arrowhead Pride
How high is too high for a center?

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

The safety issue, part 1: Players on the roster who could fill the Giants' need - Big Blue View
For the draft, is it safety first? Will we see some familiar faces in new places? Could an unknown free-agent provide stability for a defense in flux? In this three-part series, we offer a look at New York's current options at the safety position.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

LeSean McCoy has an interesting theory why Chip Kelly traded him away from the Eagles - Bleeding Green Nation
The former Eagles running back is still salty.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

'Irreplaceable' Darren Woodson Deserves To Be In The Cowboys Ring Of Honor - Blogging The Boys
The last decade has proven just how irreplaceable that Darren Woodson was. The time has come to give Woody his due.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Redskins Trade for FS Dashon Goldson, Swap 2016 Picks - Hogs Haven
The Redskins have made a move to attempt to fix the safety position.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Moments in time: The Packers play you'd most want reversed - Acme Packing Company
The ball doesn't always bounce your way. But what if it did?

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Teryl Austin discusses the Lions' 2015 defense - Pride Of Detroit
Teryl Austin recently discussed his plans for the Detroit Lions' defense in 2015.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Jason Cole: Bears showing interest in drafting Marcus Mariota - Windy City Gridiron
This is a longshot, indeed, and Jason Cole stumbles over his own feet here talking about trading Jay Cutler... But if the Bears are really considering Mariota, then something has to give.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Tennessee Titans Select Amari Cooper - Daily Norseman
The second pick in our Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft is a surprising one, to be sure.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

2015 NFL Draft: A Look at the Saints' Consensus First Round Picks - Canal Street Chronicles
With the 2015 NFL Draft a mere 24 days away, every analyst is trying to predict who each team will pick. With two first round selections on April 30th, here are the players that most draft prognosticators expect New Orleans to take at 13 and 31.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Assessing the Quality of the Falcons Roster: Defense - The Falcoholic
Let's take a look at the Falcons D starters to determine what kind of roster we truly have.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Cam Newton spent Easter DESTROYING PEOPLE IN GIANT INFLATABLE BALLS - Cat Scratch Reader
This is pretty great.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

NFL Draft: Buccaneers can't make successful first-round picks - Bucs Nation
It's just not in their DNA, or something.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Patrick's Legacy: Forging His Legend & Leaving It Behind - Niners Nation
Patrick Willis was on his way to becoming the single greatest inside linebacker to ever play the game. But he walked away. How do fans reconcile with his confounding decision to leave? We take a look back at his amazing career and how he got there.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Two decades of inferior Cardinal running - Revenge of the Birds
Despite promising backs, the Cardinals have not had much success running the past two decades.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Kelly's Heroes: The top NFL Draft receivers for the Seahawks - Field Gulls
A quick rundown of players that I personally like for the Seahawks.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Should The Rams Trade Tavon Austin? - Turf Show Times
After two seasons it appears that the Rams do not have an answer on how to use Tavon Austin effectively. Should the Rams keep hoping that they can make Austin a good player or should they let him go?