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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)

2016 NFL Draft: Patriots Were Considering QB Joel Stave Instead of Jacoby Brissett and I Would've Been Sick - Pats Pulpit
The Patriots made a weird choice at quarterback at the bottom of the 3rd round, but it could have been far, far worse.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

The Cowboys Offered the Jets This Trade. Would You Have Made It? - Gang Green Nation
Peter King of MMQB indicated that the Jets were offered a package to trade down from the 20th pick Thursday night by the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas was looking to move up to get Paxton Lynch. The...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Cordy Glenn, Stephon Gilmore, Tyrod Taylor contracts up next for Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
With the draft in the rearview mirror, three major contracts are back in the forefront for the Bills


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Have the Ravens lost their edge? - Baltimore Beatdown
National reporters have given the Ravens draft glowing reviews, yet local pundits have questioned if the team played it too safe

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Report: Pittsburgh Steelers will not pick up 5th year option on OLB Jarvis Jones - Behind the Steel Curtain
Monday is the deadline for NFL teams to pick up the 5th year option for NFL teams, and early reports indicate the Steelers are going to let Jarvis Jones play out the final year of his rookie contract.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Andrew Billings surprised by falling in Draft, will play with chip on his shoulder - Cincy Jungle
Andrew Billings says he plans to make other NFL teams pay for passing over him in the NFL Draft. They have the best defensive line coach in the league, and I'm happy for that to help me develop myself."

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Browns Opt Not to Pick Up LB Barkevious Mingo's 2017 Option - Dawgs By Nature
The move is a no-brainer for the Browns. Mingo will now be chasing money in addition to Steelers running backs this season.


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Houston Texans Credited With Two "Steals" In 2016 NFL Draft - Battle Red Blog
Houston made some great selections in the 2016 NFL Draft, and one source suggests that the Texans grabbed two of the top-twenty best values before the weekend came to a close. Join the conversation at Battle Red Blog.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Titans decline 5th year option on Chance Warmack - Music City Miracles

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars 2016 draft had everything -- except for offense - Big Cat Country
And you know what? That's okay.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Report: Colts nearly traded up in second round of NFL Draft with Cowboys - Stampede Blue
According to the MMQB's Peter King, the Colts nearly traded up in the second round with the Cowboys.


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

How the Denver Broncos won the 2016 NFL Draft - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos not only got a quarterback, but they got their defensive house in order. What's that? Yes, the defending Super Bowl champions just got better.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Hunter Henry: Two reasons why he was the pick and one area he can improve - Bolts From The Blue
Kyle Posey takes a look at the San Diego Chargers second round pick, Hunter Henry.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders defensive coaches "salivating" to get hands on Jihad Ward - Silver And Black Pride
One of the more criticized picks for the Raiders in last weekend's draft was second round pick, Jihad Ward. The primary concern is his lack of production and his being a raw prospect. Raiders GM...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Chiefs rookie minicamp invite is called toughest player in college football, and here's why - Arrowhead Pride
See why they call him that here.


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Different perspective on Giants' 2016 draft class - Big Blue View
Long-time draft analysts Dave-Te Thomas offers us his perspective on the players the Giants drafted. It's well worth your time, so give it a look.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Peter King says NFL coaches and general managers have no empathy for Sam Bradford - Bleeding Green Nation

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Cowboys Draft: Does The Dallas Staff Try Too Hard To Outsmart The League? - Blogging The Boys
Several of the picks this year were, shall we say, unconventional. Will the strategy pay off?

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Redskins Release CB Chris Culliver - Hogs Haven
The door's not closed on his return, but Cully is a FA.


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers tied for highest regular-season win total in post-draft win totals - Acme Packing Company
LV Superbook puts the Packers at 10 1/2 regular-season wins following the 2016 NFL Draft.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions sign former Titans linebacker Zaviar Gooden - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions added a little linebacker depth on Monday.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Slauson release puts pressure on Pace - Windy City Gridiron
Year one of a roster rebuild is proving to be much easier to swallow than year two for Bears fans.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Moritz Boehringer: The Vikings Drafted Him- Now What? - Daily Norseman
His draft day story was the biggest of Day 3, and one of the most memorable moments in this year's draft. But now that the Vikings have drafted him, what's next?


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis Remain True To Their Philosophy - Canal Street Chronicles
For better or worse, the Saints front office operated with the same draft philosophy as usual this past week. Why is this still a surprise to anyone?

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

2016 NFL Draft: Recapping Falcons' 2016 Draft Haul - The Falcoholic
Been snoozin' the past 3 days and need the run-down on all of Atlanta's picks in this year's NFL Draft process? We've got you covered.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Is Jeremy Cash a Linebacker for the Carolina Panthers? - Cat Scratch Reader
The highly rated, but yet undrafted, Safety out of Duke may be changing positions for his new shade of Black and Blue.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Connor Barth wishes Roberto Aguayo good luck for taking his job - Bucs Nation
He's about to be cut.


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Bruce Miller taking snaps at tight end in 49ers offseason workout program - Niners Nation
This could be one reason the 49ers did not draft a tight end this past weekend.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

2016 NFL draft grades: Arizona Cardinals ace the draft, says Pete Schrager - Revenge of the Birds
More draft grades.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

It's time to get excited about CJ Prosise - Field Gulls
The Seattle Seahaws drafted Notre Dame running back CJ Prosise in the third round of this year's draft. Jacson breaks down exactly what the 'Hawks are getting.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Los Angeles Rams Exercise Fifth-Year Options On WR Tavon Austin, OLB Alec Ogletree - Turf Show Times
The Rams have decided to bring both of their 2013 NFL Draft first-round picks back on the fifth-year option.