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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)

Broncos OG Evan Mathis "most excited" about Patriots wanting to sign him prior to 2015 season - Pats Pulpit
Oh, what could have been. Denver Broncos offensive guard Evan Mathis wrote a huge e-mail to Broncos beat writer Mike Klis about his 2015 season. It involves stories about former Eagles head coach...

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Antonio Cromartie Says Goodbye to the Jets and Their Fans - Gang Green Nation
The Jets released cornerback Antonio Cromartie today. He posted a message to Instagram thanking the Jets and their fans for their support. First I would like to give thanks to my Lord...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Possible destinations for Baltimore Ravens lineman Kelechi Osemele - Baltimore Beatdown
The young offensive guard/tackle is likely going to have a variety of places to choose from.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Possible destinations for Baltimore Ravens lineman Kelechi Osemele - Baltimore Beatdown
The young offensive guard/tackle is likely going to have a variety of places to choose from.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Legendary Steelers TE Heath Miller had the ultimate respect: That of the fans - Behind the Steel Curtain
Former Steelers tight end Heath Miller, who retired on Friday after 11 great seasons, had the love and respect of his teammates and coaches. But what may have set him apart from many Steelers greats was the universal love he had from the fans.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals impending free agents could attract big deals with other teams - Cincy Jungle
Marvin Jones, Andre Smith, George Iloka and even Brandon Thompson are being praised by analysts, which could in turn lead to these players signing bigger contracts than previously expected.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

The Latest on Browns C Alex Mack and Whether He Will Opt Out - Dawgs By Nature
What has started to change, though, is the belief that after opting out, there is a good chance that he'll still sign a new deal with the Cleveland Browns, something that Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network corroborated on Monday.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Football Outsiders: Houston Texans Should Bring Ryan Fitzpatrick Back - Battle Red Blog
What? Who? Why? Things are bleak in Houston, but is this really a good idea? Battle Red Blog explores the notion.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

2016 NFL Free Agency: Tashaun Gipson rumored to have interest in Titans - Music City Miracles
That's good news!

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Former Jaguars DE Austen Lane tweets most inappropriate questions asked at NFL Combine - Big Cat Country
Austen Lane: Twitter user extraordinaire.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

NFL Draft 2016: Mel Kiper thinks Ryan Kelly would be a good pick for Colts in first round - Stampede Blue
ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. held a conference call on Monday to discuss the 2016 NFL Draft and thinks that Alabama center Ryan Kelly would be a good fit for the Colts in the first round.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

John Elway doubters left with egg on their faces - Mile High Report
Most in league circles thought he would fail when he took over the Broncos six years ago. After a Super Bowl 50 win, looks like Elway has the last laugh.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Manti Te'o had a good idea regarding the San Diego Chargers uniforms - Bolts From The Blue
No, the San Diego Chargers young LB doesn't want the team to go back to the powder blues. He has an idea that may actually be doable this season and appears to look great.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Donald Penn to meet with Raiders this week - Silver And Black Pride
Donald Penn confirmed today that he will be meeting with the Raiders this week about his impending free agent status.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

What's missing for the Chiefs: aptitude or attitude? - Arrowhead Pride
Most fans would agree this team is close, but what is it that's keeping them from getting there?

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

2016 NFL free agency: Should Giants make Lamar Miller their featured back? - Big Blue View
Do the Giants need a running back? If they do, is Miller the right guy? Let's talk about it.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Eagles will have a kicker battle this offseason - Bleeding Green Nation
A position by position breakdown of the Eagles 2015 roster.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Dallas Cowboys Draft 2016: Cowboys Need A Pass Rusher, But Not At Fourth Overall Pick - Blogging The Boys
Despite all the issues the Cowboys have at pass rusher, don't be so sure that you're going to find immediate help in this year's draft.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Washington Redskins 2016 Draft Profiles: Austin Johnson, DT - Hogs Haven
Hogs Haven takes a look at 2016 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers DL Mike Pennel suspended 4 games for violating substance-abuse policy - Acme Packing Company
The third-year defensive lineman will miss the first four games of the Packers' 2016 schedule.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions free-agent profile: Jason Jones is a simple solution at defensive end - Pride Of Detroit
Should the Detroit Lions re-sign Jason Jones?

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

2016 Roster Turnover Series: Should the Chicago Bears move on from Robbie Gould? - Windy City Gridiron
In this 13 part series we'll take an in depth look at each position group for the Chicago Bears with an eye towards the 2016 season. We'll speculate on who stays, who goes, and some potential additions we'd like to see general manager Ryan Pace make.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Jared Allen Was Great and Possibly Better Than You Remember - Daily Norseman
Jared Allen retired and that gave us an opportunity to look over his career. But why are people so bland about it? Let's remember his greatness and put him up against history's best.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Worst New Orleans Saints Free Agent Signing in History - Browner or Byrd? - Canal Street Chronicles
Who was the bigger Saints free agent signing bust in history - Brandon Browner or Jairus Byrd?

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

How the Atlanta Falcons will replace Paul Soliai in 2016 - The Falcoholic
Atlanta's going to replace his production from within.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Will the Panthers Cut DE Charles Johnson? - Cat Scratch Reader
The Panthers could save $11M in cap space by cutting the veteran defensive end. This may be Gettleman's trickiest decision this offseason.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Jameis Winston says he wants to do "the simple things" in long interview - Bucs Nation
Jameis Winston talks about a whole lot of things in this interview.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Colin Kaepernick open to returning to 49ers, per Ian Rapoport - Niners Nation
The questions are, how serious is he about returning, does Chip Kelly want him, and what does Trent Baalke think?

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Drew Butler returns to Arizona Cardinals for at least another year - Revenge of the Birds
The punter re-signs with the team.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

The untold story of Super Bowl XL and more: An exclusive interview with Jim Zorn - Field Gulls
The untold story of Super Bowl XL and more: An exclusive interview with Jim Zorn.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

2016 NFL Free Agency: Four Names To Consider As Possible Additions To The 2016 LA Rams At Quarterback - Turf Show Times
Could these four names be the biggest among the free agency QB class? And who among them would make the best fit for the Rams?