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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.

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AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Patriots Investing Heavily in Weapons for Tom Brady - Pats Pulpit
The New England Patriots are surrounding quarterback Tom Brady with the players to succeed and thrive.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Chris Ivory's Small Workload - Gang Green Nation
How is Chris Ivory's workload relative to other number one backs in the NFL? It is pretty low. Last season, Ivory had just 39% of the Jets' rushing attempts. Among the 32 team leaders in rushing...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer arrested for battery - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer faces misdemeanor battery charges after a weekend arrest in Florida.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

The real reason Ray Lewis retired - Baltimore Beatdown
Our friends over at Russell Street Report got an exclusive interview with Ravens' owner Steve Bisciotti. One of the best tid-bits has been the real reason that Ray Lewis called it a career.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

The Steelers might have the best group of Inside Linebackers in the NFL - Behind the Steel Curtain
The Pittsburgh Steelers lack depth in a lot of areas, but the Inside Linebacker position isn't one of them. The team might have the best group of ILBs in the entire AFC.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Dre Kirkpatrick's Off-Season and Preparing for 2015 - Cincy Jungle
We spoke with Dre Kirkpatrick to learn more about his offseason routine and what's given him the confidence to say, "As far as the starting role is concerned it's not a question, I know it's mine."

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

"Dawg Pounded": A Perfect Play for Browns Fans - Dawgs By Nature
"Dawg Pounded" is a comedy based on the life and times of a Browns fan.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Whitney Mercilus Lost A Finger Tip In College, Went On To Lead NCAA In Sacks - Battle Red Blog
Pass rushers losing phalanges might become all the rage. Whitney Mercilus may have an idea of what Jason Pierre-Paul is going through.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Tennessee Titans rookie projections: Marcus Mariota - Music City Miracles
What to expect from the Tennessee Titans new quarterback.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Where does Toby Gerhart fit into the new Jaguars offense? - Big Cat Country
Toby Gerhart will likely enter the 2015 regular season somewhere near third on the depth chart for the Jaguars. But that doesn't mean he won't contribute on a weekly basis. So, what's his new role in Greg Olson's offense?

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Colts 2015 Player Preview: Offensive Lineman Tyler Hoover - Stampede Blue
The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp on August 1 with a 90-man roster, and we'll be taking a look at every single player on the roster (though it obviously will change some) as we approach camp. Today, we look at OL Tyler Hoover.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Report: Broncos and Demaryius Thomas are exchanging contract proposals - Mile High Report
According to 9NEWS Denver's Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas are exchanging contract proposals.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Nick Hardwick joins the San Diego Chargers radio broadcast team - Bolts From The Blue
The former long-time Chargers center will complete the on-air talent trio for Chargers game.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

What condition the Raiders position is in: Outside linebacker - Silver And Black Pride
We check on the Raiders outside linebacker spot to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Touch and go, Serious, or Critical.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Why it makes sense for Chiefs to pay Justin Houston "JJ Watt money" - Arrowhead Pride
What is JJ Watt and is Justin Houston worth that?

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Giants 90-man roster breakdown: Justin Pugh embraces move to guard - Big Blue View
After two seasons at right tackle, Pugh spent the spring at left guard. Unless something changes during training camp, that is where he will be. Is this a good decision by the Giants?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Sam Bradford's pro day once left NFL scouts speechless - Bleeding Green Nation
Throwback Monday.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Sources: Dez Bryant Tells Cowboys He Will Hold Out If No Deal Reached, Stephen Jones Denies It - Blogging The Boys
The rhetoric has turned up a notch as Dez Bryant reportedly calls the Cowboys and says a hold out is in the works if they don't reach a deal. But the Cowboys SVP denies it.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Washington Redskins Player Profiles: Dashon Goldson - Hogs Haven
Dashon Goldson brings a physical mentality to the Redskins defense along with Pro bowl and Superbowl experience

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

.Jarrett Bush suspended four games by NFL, while Greg Hardy's ban is dropped to same number - Acme Packing Company

The former Packers special teams ace is just the latest player to be faced with a head-scratcher suspension.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

DeAndre Levy hangs out in a geyser field - Pride Of Detroit
It's time for our now-weekly DeAndre Levy Instagram update.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

What are realistic expectations for Bears rookie Kevin White? - Windy City Gridiron
Wide receivers historically take a little bit longer to adjust to the NFL, despite what last year's history first-year group accomplished. What can be realistically expected of Bears pick White?

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Which Second-Year Vikings Will Make The Biggest Impact In 2015? - Daily Norseman
We're looking forward to seeing the Vikings' rookie class, but this team has a bunch of talented sophomores that could be looking to hit it big in 2015.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

The Most Coveted Collectables In Saints Memorabilia - Canal Street Chronicles
Merchandise and memorabilia are big business and big money in the NFL. If money were no object, what would be the most coveted collectables to you?

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Top 5 Matt Ryan Led Fourth Quarter Comebacks: #1 - Playoffs - The Falcoholic
Let's take a look back at some of the more memorable game heroics from our QB and team.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Is Luke Kuechly the Best Tackler in the NFL? - Cat Scratch Reader
Bucky Brooks of NFL.com seems to think so. Here's a look at his list of best tacklers, as well as a comparison to the Carolina Panthers other talented linebacker in Thomas Davis.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Why no one is talking about the Buccaneers tanking for Jameis Winston - Bucs Nation
The Buccaneers did it, and no one cares.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Colin Kaepernick on 49ers: 'I feel people are writing us off, but for us, that’s all right.' - Niners Nation
Colin Kaepernick had another opportunity to address questions about the 49ers turnover this offseason. He remains confident.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

2014 NFL rewind: Looking back at the 24-20 Arizona Cardinals win over Philadelphia Eagles - Revenge of the Birds
It was a big win for the Cardinals at the time.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks Replay Booth: Manipulating the defense with your head, shoulders, knees, and toes - Field Gulls
Use your head, shoulders, knees, and toes.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

2015 Rams Roster Preview: CB Marcus Roberson Is Trying To Find A Fit - Turf Show Times
Marcus Roberson snuck onto the 2014 Rams roster. Can he hold off Brandon McGee for a spot on this year's team?