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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)

DeflateGate: NFL Brings Hammer, Crushes Patriots, Tom Brady with 4 Game Suspension, 2016 1st, $1 Million - Pats Pulpit
The NFL goes overboard with the Patriots penalty.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Jets Sign Jake Heaps and J.C. Copeland - Gang Green Nation
In what will undoubtedly not be remembered as the biggest news of the day, the Jets signed a pair of tryout players to contracts. .

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Over or under: 10.5 regular season 2015 wins for the Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills were 9-7 in 2014. They will still field a good defense in 2015, and appear to have made strides in coaching and on offense - on paper. Will they win more games this year?


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Ravens still expected to win AFC North - Baltimore Beatdown
ESPN released an updated projected AFC standings since Tom Brady has been suspended and the Patriots have been deflated.... Okay, that was a bad joke, but the Ravens winning the AFC North isn't.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Success of the 2015 Steelers' defense rests on the front seven - Behind the Steel Curtain
With a defense that is losing a lot of veteran leadership and having it's biggest question marks in the secondary, the success of the 2015-16 Pittsburgh Steelers defense rests squarely on the front seven.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals and Leon Hall haven't talked extension - Cincy Jungle
According to the mothership, the Bengals haven't spoken to Leon Hall about an extension. Hall is entering the final year of his existing deal with a $9.6 million cap number.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Discussing Duke Johnson with State of The U - Dawgs By Nature
Our friends at State of The U give insight into new Browns running back Duke Johnson.


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Report: Here's Why The Houston Texans Released D.J. Swearinger - Battle Red Blog
If true, this does not reflect positively on the former second round pick of the Houston Texans. It also shows that Bill O'Brien does not mess around.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Patriots Released Kyle Arrington; Titans Should Sign Him - Music City Miracles
Arrington could be a huge upgrade for the Titans secondary.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Dante Fowler will still get paid in 'good faith' after ACL injury - Big Cat Country
Jaguars first-round pick Dante Fowler suffered a season-ending ACL injury during the first day of practice, but he'll still get paid.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Edgerrin James on Phillip Dorsett: "He's Going to Be Unbelievable" - Stampede Blue
Former Colts running back Edgerrin James, who played collegiately at Miami, talked to FOX59's Mike Chappell about the Colts' first round draft pick, Phillip Dorsett (out of Miami) and said that, "he's going to be unbelievable" in the Colts' offense.


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Ronnie Hillman: Scouting the Broncos veterans - Mile High Report
We work to scout Broncos fourth-year running back Ronnie Hillman.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Is Rivers Reconsidering? The Real Reason He May Delay His Contract - Bolts From The Blue
Ever since they were drafted in the same round, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, and Ben Roethlisberger have been tied together much like John Elway, Jim Kelly, and Dan Marino were. Remembering this is...

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders reportedly sign troubled former Auburn National Championship hero Michael Dyer - Silver And Black Pride
With rookie minicamps completed, the Raiders must now decide between them which they want to keep. Among those are tryout players, of whom the team does not release the names. It seems one of those...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Kansas City Chiefs thought Cleveland Browns might be taking WR Chris Conley in third round - Arrowhead Pride
So that's the reason they traded up in the third round.


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Giants morning report: Eli Manning reacts to Tom Brady suspension - Big Blue View
Giants quarterback reaction to suspension of Tom Brady. Read about that and more in today's morning report.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Eagles got a gem in undrafted free agency with Devante Davis - Bleeding Green Nation
The big bodied receiver out of Las Vegas could make noise earlier in his career than expected.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Looking For A Returner: The Cowboys' UDFA Candidates - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys are hoping to find a player to return punts and kicks in their UDFAs.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Alabama QB to Redskins RB? - Hogs Haven
Well known college QB will be at Redskins rookie minicamp... but not under C.


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

What holes do the Packers still have following the draft? - Acme Packing Company
Green Bay doesn't have any major weaknesses, but depth remains an issue in certain areas.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Early expectations for Lions' 2015 draft class - Pride Of Detroit
What should the Detroit Lions expect out of their draft class in 2015? Here's an early guess for each pick.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

What's Matt Forte worth on the trade market? - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears have entered a new era and could look to move some of their remaining assets. Could a player like Matt Forte, with one year left on his contract, bring a couple of draft picks in a trade?

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

What Will Mike Wallace Bring to Minnesota? - Daily Norseman
The Daily Norseman examines Mike Wallace’s time in Pittsburgh and Miami as well as the trends in Norv Turner’s offense, to gauge his fantasy football prospects with the Minnesota Vikings.


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Saints Also Involved in Their Own Deflategate - Canal Street Chronicles
Former Saints quarterback Jeff Blake admits he instructed ball boys to take air out of footballs before every game.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

2015 NFL draft: Atlanta Falcons CB Jalen Collins says bad decisions behind him - The Falcoholic
Fact: Jalen Collins sings a mean, falsetto version of Aretha Franklin's "Respect"

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Panther Rookie Profile: LB Shaq Thompson - Cat Scratch Reader
Here's a Q&A with the SBN Huskies blogger as well as a profile of Shaq Thompson

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Buccaneers cut Solomon Patton - Bucs Nation
The roster moves have started.


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers still interested in Lance Briggs, according to reports - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers training camp depth chart is likely still incomplete, and the team could be looking for a veteran inside linebacker.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Andre Ellington, David Johnson will be fun offensive toys for Bruce Arians - Revenge of the Birds
We might see lots of both on the field at the same time.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks all in on conversion projects for their offensive line - Field Gulls
"I think if you become cookie cutter, you become normal."

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Rams Among 14 NFL Teams Paid By Department of Defense to Display Support of Military - Turf Show Times
More than $5m has been paid out by the National Guard to multiple teams across the NFL since 2011.