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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)

New England Patriots Film Room: Chiefs QB Alex Smith Is a Dual-Threat; Patriots Need to Respect his Running Ability - Pats Pulpit
Kansas City's quarterback is an accurate and smart passer, but his game relies on more than just his right arm. Let's take a look at the film to find out how the Patriots can limit Smith's scrambling abilities.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Jets Offseason Moves: Team Signs Four to Reserve/Future Contracts - Gang Green Nation
More players for camp.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Leodis McKelvin contract extension could save Buffalo Bills 2016 cap space - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills don't have to cut Leodis McKelvin to save 2016 cap room, or even force him to take less money in the final year of his deal - they could also offer him a contract extension. Here's how that would work.


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

2016 NFL Offseason - Free Agent Breakdown: Kicker Justin Tucker - Baltimore Beatdown
At the age of 26, Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has accomplished more than most kickers throughout their entire 15+ year careers. He's won a Super Bowl ring, he's the second highest...

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Pittsburgh Steelers OLB coach Joey Porter's greatest hits - Behind the Steel Curtain
Joey Porter is a walking highlight reel both for his on-field performance, and his off-field antics. Let's take a look back at some of Porter's most interesting moments.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Vontaze Burfict suspended by NFL for first 3 games of 2016 season - Cincy Jungle
The hits just keep coming for the Bengals and Vontaze Burfict whose repeated illegal hits and personal fouls have finally caught up to him. He'll be suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Report: Browns About to Make Big Push to Hire Hue Jackson - Dawgs By Nature
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is saying that the Browns are about to make a big push to hire Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Houston Texans Fire Three Assistant Coaches - Battle Red Blog
The Houston Texans are making staffing changes after their embarrassing exit from the playoffs this weekend. See who was fired, and join the conversation on Battle Red Blog.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Report: Titans to Interview Mike Mularkey on Thursday; Said to be Front-Runner - Music City Miracles
The Titans have two more interviews lined up.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

NFL salary cap: Jaguars will have plenty of money for free agents - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars can be aggressive in free agency and still re-sign core players like Blake Bortles, Allen Robinson, and Allen Hurns. Seriously.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Report: Jon Gruden would have listened "very earnestly" if Colts had come calling - Stampede Blue
According to the MMQB's Peter King, former NFL head coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden would have listened "very earnestly" if the Colts had fired Chuck Pagano.


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Denver Broncos fans must hold on to their tickets - Mile High Report
If you have tickets and sell them, you lose your fan card. Period.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

OFFICIAL: Chargers Receive Option to Move to Los Angeles - Bolts From The Blue
The NFL Owners have decided. The Rams are moving back to Los Angeles, eventually to their stadium in Inglewood. As for the Chargers, they get a 1 year option to join them if they so wish.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Does Roger Goodell want the Raiders left out of Los Angeles? - Silver And Black Pride
Last weekend there were a couple of developments in the NFL Los Angeles relocation plans. The first was Goodell including St Louis in his judgment that the three home market stadium plans are "...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Tom Brady on Chiefs: 'They force you into a lot of bad football' - Arrowhead Pride
He's not wrong.


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

New York Giants' draft picks well below NFL average in snaps played - Big Blue View
Maybe Jerry Reese shouldn't have challenged the media to provide stats about the lack of talent he has provided the Giants in the NFL draft. The evidence keeps piling up against the work done by the GM. Read about the latest measure.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Chip Kelly helped Alabama win the College Football Playoff national championship game - Bleeding Green Nation
How about that?

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Why Missing The Playoffs Was A Good Thing For The Cowboys - Blogging The Boys
The cost of playing in a likely defeat was too great for the weakest playoff teams this year.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Redskins Sign Seven Players to Reserve/Future Contracts - Hogs Haven
Scot's at the office working on the roster the day after the team was eliminated from playoff contention.


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Quick Outs, Wild Card Edition: Packers had fun again and are suddenly dangerous - Acme Packing Company
We look back at Green Bay's win on Sunday and find that something incredible has happened: football is fun again!

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Report: Bob Quinn signs five-year deal with Lions, gets executive VP title - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions are putting complete faith in their new general manager.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears name Dowell Loggains offensive coordinator - Windy City Gridiron
The Chicago Bears have named Dowell Loggains offensive coordinator.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Get The Hell Off Of Blair Walsh's Back - Daily Norseman
Blair Walsh missed the go-ahead field goal at the end of Sunday's playoff game. That should pretty much be the end of things. For some, apparently, it isn't.


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Past, Present, and Future: Saints Cap Challenges for 2016 and Beyond - Canal Street Chronicles
The good news is 14.8+ mil in dead money will fall off after 2016. The bad is we'll have more dead cap to look forward to in 2017 following necessary restructures to bring us in compliance for 2016.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

The Falcons will need a different free agent strategy to redeem Dimitroff's misses - The Falcoholic
While past drafts haven't gone well for the Falcons, free agent flops have become more common. Staying aggressive and properly addressing needs will be crucial for Thomas Dimitroff to justify his place as general manager.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Panthers vs Seahawks: What They Are Saying - Cat Scratch Reader
Here's a few links about the Panthers match-up with the Seahawks.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Mark Dominik expects Dirk Koetter to be Bucs head coach by Wednesday - Bucs Nation
Signs still point to the offensive coordinator.


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Who will end up coaching the San Francisco 49ers in 2016? - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers coach search was moving along relatively smoothly most of last week, and heading into Sunday, it seemed like the 49ers could move into position to close the deal on Hue...

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Arizona Cardinals reportedly work out Jason Babin, Matt Shaughnessy - Revenge of the Birds
Just due diligence, or are the injuries of concern?

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks beat Vikings 10-9 after Blair Walsh "let it go" wide left: Instant reaction show - Field Gulls
The name of the game is survival.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Reports: St. Louis Rams To Move To Los Angeles For 2016, San Diego Chargers To Join Or Follow - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams are moving to Los Angeles. The San Diego Chargers might be joining them.