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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)

Patriots Cut Brandon Spikes Amid Hit-and-Run Investigation - Pats Pulpit
Brandon Spikes' second stint with New England has come to an early end.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Richardson Says Wilkerson Will Be at Minicamp - Gang Green Nation
Whether Muhammad Wilkerson will attend this week's mandatory minicamp has been up in the air. There was a report last week that he would be there. Then Wilkerson said he was not sure. Now Sheldon...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Jim Schwartz: defensive tackles, not ends, have more value in modern NFL - Buffalo Rumblings
If Marcell Dareus' agent needed another argument to make in his client's bid for a nine-figure contract extension with the Bills, these words from Dareus' former defensive coordinator will do the trick.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Flacco still Flinging at Forty? - Baltimore Beatdown
Joe Flacco says playing another 10 years is no problem

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

The new Steelers regime has new mindset to OTAs - Behind the Steel Curtain
Organized Team Activities (OTAs) are voluntary, but if you ask any member of the current Steelers regime you wouldn't know that to be the case.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

T.J. Houshmanzadeh among 4 Bengals coaching interns - Cincy Jungle
Former wide receiver T.J. Houshmanzadeh is among four intern coaches joining Cincinnati this offseason via the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Kyle Shanahan Describes All the Quarterbacks He's Worked With, Including QB Johnny Manziel - Dawgs By Nature
Former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan discussed pretty well in-depth all of the quarterbacks he has worked with as a coach in an interview with ESPN.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Houston Texans News: Recapping Day 7 Of OTAs, David Quessenberry Remains Hopeful For Return In 2015 - Battle Red Blog
Another day of Houston Texans OTAs is in the books. Come see what the local beat reporters had to say via Twitter.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Marcus Mariota is the real deal according to one Titans veteran - Music City Miracles
At least according to one veteran in the Titans locker room.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars don't have a QB controversy for the first time in years - Big Cat Country
First the first time in five seasons, the Jaguars don't have a controversy at the quarterback position.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

DeMarcus Ware says Andrew Luck is the toughest quarterback to defend in the NFL - Stampede Blue
Broncos pass rusher DeMarcus Ware recently said on Around the NFL that the toughest quarterback to defend in the NFL is the Colts' Andrew Luck.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

David Cutcliffe says Peyton Manning looks good as ever - Mile High Report
Duke head coach David Cutcliffe says Peyton Manning looks good as ever.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

The Eric Weddle Mess is All My Fault - Bolts From The Blue
Can superstitions really affect the world of the NFL?

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Derek Carr cleared for increased participation in Raiders minicamp - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders three-day minicamp will be held this week. And they will have Derek Carr available to throw more than he had since voluntary minicamp back in April. He has been out with a finger injury...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff continuity is a rare thing - Arrowhead Pride
First time in 12 years the head coach, OC and DC have stayed together for three years.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Knee sleeves a new look for Giants QB Eli Manning - Big Blue View
Quarterback says they make him look "like I'm a great athlete."

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Eagles have the NFL's best long snapper: Jon Dorenbos - Bleeding Green Nation
Did you know the Philadelphia Eagles have the best long snapper in the NFL? If not, now you do. Eagles Jon Dorenbos was the best long snapper in the NFL in 2014. He was precise on 164 of 168...

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Tony Romo And His Many 1,000-Yard Receivers: Passing All Competitors - Blogging The Boys
1,000+ receiving yards in a season is a stat that is correctly labeled as a season milestone for a player who achieves it. When a player puts up those kinds of numbers, he was at least very successful, perhaps even dominant against most opponents.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Washington Redskins Player Profiles: Brandon Scherff - Hogs Haven
Let's Get to know Brandon Scherff

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Jarrett Boykin discusses departure from Packers, emergence of Davante Adams - Acme Packing Company
The former Packers wideout talked at Panthers OTAs about his former team and teammates in Green Bay.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions to host Brad Smith for visit - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions are bringing in free-agent wide receiver/returner Brad Smith for a visit on Tuesday. Should they sign him?

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears sign WR Ify Umodu and waive LB Jamil Merrell - Windy City Gridiron
After adding a final participant to the 90 man roster earlier today, the Chicago Bears have made two more moves to the off season roster. They signed undrafted free agent wide receiver Ify Umodu and waived linebacker Jamil Merell.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

So What Exactly Is a Mike Zimmer Defense? - Daily Norseman
We hear a lot of talk about the Mike Zimmer defense, but what does it all mean?

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Seantavius Jones Shines in Organized Team Activities - Canal Street Chronicles
We take a look at WR Seantavius Jones, where he came from, and the strides he is making early in his second year in New Orleans.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Ryan Schraeder is Falcons Secret Superstar per PFF - The Falcoholic
At 6'7" and 300lbs, Schraeder is a surprisingly big secret.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

How Cam Newton will breakout in 2015 - Cat Scratch Reader
It's hard to say that this season will be Cam Newton's breakout year, with all the awards and attributes he possesses.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Greg Cosell compares Jameis Winston to Matt Ryan - Bucs Nation
Is this a positive or a negative?

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Judge dismisses Ray McDonald's defamation suit against accuser - Niners Nation
The Ray McDonald situation (subsequently joined by Ahmad Brooks) continues to roll along. McDonald is out of the NFL right now, having been released by the Chicago Bears, but his legal issues...

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Lorenzo Alexander healthy, there's 'no doubt' he could start - Revenge of the Birds
The veteran finally is recovered completely from his foot injury. ...

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks, Bobby Wagner open contract discussions - Field Gulls
With talks between the Seahawks and Russell Wilson meandering into mid-June, Seattle has focused their gaze on another key member of the team, middle linebacker Bobby Wagner.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

2015 St. Louis Rams: Pro Football Focus Shines Light On Defensive Improvements From 2014 - Turf Show Times
The Rams' defense is expected to take a big step this year, but when you look a little closer there was pretty big step taken last year as well...