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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)

Bills Parcells almost cut Patriots legend K Adam Vinatieri in his rookie season - Pats Pulpit
This is the story behind what could have been a huge mistake in Patriots history.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

NY Jets: What Must Geno Do? - Gang Green Nation
Can Geno Smith earn a contract extension beyond 2016? If so, what must he do to earn it?

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Shaq Lawson shoulder surgery to occur before 2016 regular season - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills drafted Lawson with knowledge of the injury, downplaying its significance in the days after making the pick

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Baltimore Ravens being investigated by NFL for allegedly violating CBA rules in practice? - Baltimore Beatdown
The Baltimore Ravens might have some explaining to do if the organization did violate a rule within the collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Or maybe not.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Demarcus Ayers has a chance to do something for the Steelers as a return man - Behind the Steel Curtain
For Demarcus Ayers, perhaps his only shot at making the Steelers' roster next season will be taking the punt return duties off of Antonio Brown's hands.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

How much will Bengals miss Hue Jackson? - Cincy Jungle
Andy Dalton and the offense will be just fine without the outspoken Jackson. In fact, don't be surprised if Cincinnati's offense is better than ever in 2016.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Joe Thomas is the only Browns player to make the PFF Top 101 - Dawgs By Nature
Pro Football Focus unveiled their list of the Top 101 players from the 2015 season this past week. Only one member of the Cleveland Browns cracked the list, and it shouldn't be too difficult to figure out who that is: LT Joe Thomas.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Houston Texans Veterans Prank Incoming Rookies At The J.J. Watt Charity Classic - Battle Red Blog
Welcome to the NFL, kids.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Titans release Zach Mettenberger - Music City Miracles
HE GONE!

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Myles Jack signs rookie contract with Jaguars - Big Cat Country
Second-round draft pick Myles Jack signed his rookie contract with the Jaguars. Here are the numbers.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Joe Philbin chose job with Colts over Giants this offseason - Stampede Blue
There has been a lot of talk this offseason about the Colts offensive line, from the unit being an area of need to the Colts adding four linemen in the draft to the Colts adding a notable offensive...

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Mark Sanchez expected to miss start of Broncos OTAs after thumb surgery - Mile High Report
According to the Broncos website, Sanchez underwent thumb surgery on Saturday on his non-throwing hand after tearing a ligament.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Progress Report: How DJ Fluker fared in his 1st season as a guard - Bolts From The Blue
Kyle Posey breaks down how D.J. Fluker progressed after making a position change.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Former Southern Miss RB Jalen Richard earns spot on Raiders roster following tryout - Silver And Black Pride
Among those who received an invitation to Raiders rookie minicamp was former Southern Miss running back, Jalen Richard. Following the camp, he announced that he had officially signed with the team,...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

The last time Alex Smith threw double digit INTs, Matt Cassel was a playoff QB - Arrowhead Pride
Did you know Alex doesn't throw many picks? Oh you did know that...

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Landon Collins commissions painting dedicated to the late Sean Taylor - Big Blue View
As a big fan of Sean Taylor growing up, Landon Collins pays tribute to the former Washington Redskin with a painting featuring the both of them.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Eagles UDFA Profile: Aziz Shittu is a tough dude who eats up space - Bleeding Green Nation
An insider's perspective on one of the Eagles' undrafted rookie free agent signings following the 2016 NFL Draft: Stanford defensive lineman Aziz Shittu.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Will Redskins, Giants, Or Eagles Be Cowboys' Biggest Threat In The NFC East? - Blogging The Boys
To get a feel for who the Cowboys' biggest threat is, we take a look at a selection of headlines on the three other SB Nation NFC East sites.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Report: Redskins Release WR Andre Roberts - Hogs Haven
The Redskins release another veteran following this year's draft

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers 2016 roster preview: Kenny Clark expected to play immediately - Acme Packing Company
With B.J. Raji's retirement leaving a massive void in the middle of the defense, the Packers need Kenny Clark to step up immediately.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions notes: Is Brandon Pettigrew's spot on the roster safe? - Pride Of Detroit
Today's notes consist of Brandon Pettigrew's future, Jarryd Hayne's retirement and more.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Which positions are still concerning for the Chicago Bears? - Windy City Gridiron
General manager Ryan Pace has added many pieces to the roster this offseason, but which positions are still lacking?

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

NFL.com Reminds Us Not To Forget Trae Waynes - Daily Norseman
The 11th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft had a quiet rookie year, but at least one source is expecting bigger things from him in 2016.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Saints Sign 3 Following Rookie Camp - Canal Street Chronicles
New Orleans has announced they have signed three new signings after this week's rookie mincamp.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Report: Atlanta Falcons to offer cheapest concessions in the world next season - The Falcoholic
Fact: Julio Jones puts ranch on his tootsie pops

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Panthers sign six tryout players; release CB Brandon Boykin - Cat Scratch Reader
Let's file this one under "Umm, okay?!"

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

What anonymous scouts said about Noah Spence - Bucs Nation
The scouts weren't as harsh as they are with most prospects.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers formally place Jarryd Hayne on Reserve/Retired list, have open roster spot - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers formally placed Jarryd Hayne on the Reserve/Retired List on Monday. They retain his rights if he ever returns to the NFL, but in the meantime, they do not have to pay him,...

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Tyrann Mathieu contract extension: Honey Badger, Arizona Cardinals 'deep in negotiations' - Revenge of the Birds
A new contract could happen before the summer.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Who is Kenny Lawler? California Golden Blog scouts the Seahawks' new receiver. - Field Gulls
To get some insight on the player that looks to have a decent shot at making the Seattle roster, I talked to a couple of writers that have watched him very closely the last few years.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Where’s the Beef? On the Los Angeles Rams’ Offensive Line. That’s Where! - Turf Show Times
When healthy, the Los Angeles Rams field five of the biggest starting offensive lineman in the NFL. But just how much beef are they fielding on Sundays?