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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)

DeflateGate: Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Wrote A Letter to Roger Goodell Trying to Recoup Draft Picks - Pats Pulpit
New England's owner spoke at the annual league meeting today and naturally also mentioned the topic on everybody's minds: Deflategate.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Woody Johnson: The 2012 Draft Wasn't Our Best Effort - Gang Green Nation
Jets owner Woody Johnson addressed the media today at the owners' meetings. What Woody has to say only has limited significance since he presumably has little to do with football operations. Here...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Rex Ryan has learned his lesson on proclamations, says Thurman Thomas - Buffalo Rumblings
Rex Ryan has a tendency to say things that don't happen. Thurman Thomas thinks that has changed.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Baltimore Ravens Crockett Gillmore should be ready for training camp - Baltimore Beatdown
In a tidbit of news that should relieve Ravens fans everywhere...

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Suspended Steelers WR Martavis Bryant apologizes for actions detrimental to the team - Behind the Steel Curtain
The Pittsburgh Steelers have to deal with not having Martavis Bryant in the lineup in 2016, and the troubled WR apologized for his actions recently.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Is Giovani Bernard ready for a bigger role? - Cincy Jungle
He's one of the most lovable players on the Cincinnati Bengals, and he's had his fair share of highlight-worthy moments. But can Giovani Bernard be the focal point of the Bengals' offense?

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Sashi Brown Re-Iterates That the Browns' Plan is to Keep LT Joe Thomas - Dawgs By Nature
The NFL owners meetings are currently taking place in Boca Raton, Florida. Cleveland Browns Executive VP of Football Operations Sashi Brown talked to the local media in attendance on Monday, and one of the things he talked about was LT Joe Thomas.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Houston Texans Considering New Playing Surface For Field At NRG Stadium - Battle Red Blog
The Texans are reportedly researching the costs for a new playing surface at NRG Stadium.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Breaking down potential Titans' target Mackensie Alexander - Music City Miracles
The confident Clemson corner would be an ideal selection at pick 33.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Will the Jaguars give Allen Hurns a new contract before the season? - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars have not ruled out giving wide receiver Allen Hurns a new contract prior to the 2016 NFL season.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Chuck Pagano on Coby Fleener signing with Saints: "He'll flourish in that system" - Stampede Blue
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said today that former Colts tight end Coby Fleener will "flourish" in the Saints' system with Sean Payton and Drew Brees.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Broncos have been eyeing RGIII, Gary Kubiak confirms - Mile High Report
Will the Broncos turn to Kaepernick or RGIII? Hopefully the fire gets put out soon.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

The San Diego Chargers should release Mike Scifres - Bolts From The Blue
It's time for the San Diego Chargers to part ways with their long-time punter, Mike Scifres, if they're serious about turning their 4-12 team into a playoff contender.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders taking wait and see approach with suspended free agent Aldon Smith - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders are keeping the dialogue open with Aldon Smith during his suspension, but they aren't looking to re-sign him just yet.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Timeline of Justin Houston's injury could decide how Chiefs replace him - Arrowhead Pride
How to replace Houston? Depends on how long he's out.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

2016 NFL Draft: Is Shaq Lawson the answer for the Giants? - Big Blue View
The Giants need to continue rebuilding their defense, but is picking Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson at tenth overall the way to do it?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

NFL Draft 2016: Why the Eagles should NOT pick Ezekiel Elliott - Bleeding Green Nation
A differing opinion

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Free Agency 2016: Cowboys Sign RB Alfred Morris To Two-Year Deal - Blogging The Boys
Another hole on the depth chart has been filled as the Cowboys have found another veteran running back to add to the current stable.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Washington Redskins 2016 Draft Profiles: Cody Kessler, QB - 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)

James Jones' agent says Packers not interested in signing wideout - Acme Packing Company
The agent for free-agent wideout James Jones says the Packers do not plan to sign his client.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions notes: Bob Quinn discusses Darius Slay, Stephen Tulloch with agent - Pride Of Detroit
Today's notes is still trying to figure out what's going on with Stephen Tulloch and looks deeper into the Jeremy Kerley signing.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears meet with tight end Josh Hill - Windy City Gridiron
The Chicago Bears are still looking to tweak their tight end position group.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Checking the Vikings Depth Chart: Defense - Daily Norseman
With most of free agency in the books, what do the Minnesota Vikings look like on the defensive side of the football?

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Draftmageddon 2016: The Drunk Hooker Returns VII - Canal Street Chronicles
Analysis of the 2014 & 2015 non-draft acquisitions of the New Orleans Saints.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Breaking Down Adrian Clayborn's Contract with the Atlanta Falcons - The Falcoholic
It's a solid one for a solid player.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Panthers Sign S Trenton Robinson - Cat Scratch Reader
Robinson played three seasons with Washington after getting drafted by the 49ers in 2012.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Buccaneers have discussed paying Mike Glennon $6 million per year - Bucs Nation
This Glennon business isn't making a lot of sense.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers met with NC State pass rusher Mike Rose - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers need to add depth to their pass rush, and on Monday they met with a potential day three or UDFA option.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Tyrann Mathieu says Cardinals have leverage currently in contract negotiations - Revenge of the Birds
Safety knows he has to be patient.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks interested in free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby, per report - Field Gulls
The Seahawks have shown interest in free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby, reports Mike Jureki.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Rams’ Inactivity in Free Agency: History Says It's Likely Best - Turf Show Times
The Rams haven't made a "huge" signing but rather have focused on filling smaller roles and retaining players through free agency. Here's why that's the right path to follow.