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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)

New England Patriots 2017 roster breakdown: #54 LB Dont’a Hightower - Pats Pulpit

The team captain re-signed with the Patriots this offseason and will return as defensive signal caller.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Jets 2017 Roster Breakdown: Can Kelvin Beachum Find His Game? - Gang Green Nation

Our Jets roster countdown continues with a look at Kelvin Beachum. Name: Kelvin Beachum Number: 68 Year with Jets: 1st Projected Role: Starting left tackle His 2016: The Jets showed interest in...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Sammy Watkins tweets “we gotta get paid more” - Buffalo Rumblings

The Bills wideout thinks the 2014 draft class will "change the market." And he’s right. It will.


AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Gary Barnidge is not the Ravens solution at tight end - Baltimore Beatdown

Enough of this fantasy talk, Gary Barnidge should not come to Baltimore

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Are the Steelers tight ends good enough to exploit defenses, or just merely average? - Behind the Steel Curtain

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense is loaded with talent at almost all positions, except tight end. Are these guys good enough to exploit defenses, or merely average?

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Breaking down the Bengals’ contract options for Tyler Eifert - Cincy Jungle

The Bengals’ star tight end will be a free agent after the 2017 season if the team doesn’t do something to change that this offseason.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

MMQB’s Albert Breer on analytics in the NFL: What does it mean for the Browns? - Dawgs By Nature

The MMQB’s Albert Breer took a deep dive into NFL teams’ increased reliance on advanced analytics last week. With the Cleveland Browns (rightly or wrongly) pegged as being at the forefront of this...


AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Who Is The Most Underpaid Houston Texan? - Battle Red Blog

The Ringer’s Danny Kelly answered that question, and now Texans fans express their agreement or lack thereof on BRB.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Fantasy football: Where should Derrick Henry rank? - Music City Miracles

Why are people already doing fantasy football drafts??

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Could Paul Posluszny be on the Jaguars roster bubble? - Big Cat Country

Recently ESPN pointed out that Paul Posluszny could be a veteran on the roster bubble, but we’re not sure that’s actually the case.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Is Colts Rookie Malik Hooker a “Shoe-In” to Make an Early Impact? - Stampede Blue

No position has greater importance in the Colts press-man scheme in the secondary than the free safety. In order for the pass defense to succeed the corners must feel confident that they can press...


AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Broncos Roster 2017: Bradley Roby - Mile High Report

Today we break down one of the most crucial members of the No Fly Zone

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Is Melvin Ingram Elite? - Bolts From The Blue

The BFTB group chat has been getting on Ruben for rating pass rushers based on whether they’ve had a 3-sack game, but can Melvin Ingram be considered elite without having a signature game?

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Seeing Raiders hand out big contracts to others gave Gabe Jackson confidence his hard work would be rewarded - Silver And Black Pride

Gabe Jackson was just the latest big investment the Raiders made in their offensive line.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Derrick Johnson as the Kansas City Chiefs most underpaid veteran? - Arrowhead Pride

Derrick Johnson is the Kansas City Chiefs most underpaid player? That’s what Danny Kelly of The Ringer says. More specifically, Danny says that DJ is the Chiefs most underpaid veteran player. Other...


NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Are Odell Beckham Jr. And Landon Collins On Their Way To The Hall Of Fame? - Big Blue View

Will the Giants’ two best young players have careers that are Canton-worthy?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Update on the Nigel Bradham situation - Bleeding Green Nation

Eagles linebacker isn’t out of the woods yet.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

The drip, drip, drip of the Ezekiel Elliott investigation continues to torment the Cowboys - Blogging The Boys

It leaves the Cowboys hanging, and does nothing for the image of the NFL front offices.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

According to This Stat, Kirk Cousins is in HoF Territory - Hogs Haven

Kirk Cousins is in elite company when it comes to this one NFL stat.


NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Aaron Rodgers lost big “air yards” to drops in 2016, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing - Acme Packing Company

This stat might make you think that the Packers’ receivers struggled last year, but there are multiple factors contributing here.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Notes: Lions least likely 2016 playoff team to make postseason this year - Pride Of Detroit

According to the "Around the NFL" podcast, the Lions shouldn’t expect back-to-back playoff appearances.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears’ Meet the Rookies: Mitchell Trubisky - Windy City Gridiron

For those of you guys that don’t know, the Chicago Bears have a fantastic YouTube channel. Not only do they produce their own highlight video clips, but they share all their press conferences, they...

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Minnesota Vikings By The Numbers: #66 - Daily Norseman

Again, not a whole lot to celebrate here


NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Drew Brees Admits ‘Tough Circumstances’ for Saints in Candid Interview - Canal Street Chronicles

After a rash of offseason injuries to key starters, even the "annoyingly optimistic and confident" quarterback seems worried. Is this the canary in the coal mine for what Saints fans should expect...

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Which 5 Falcons players are irreplaceable on the field? - The Falcoholic

If building a football roster were like a game of Jenga, removing these five pieces would make the whole thing crumble.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Can Greg Olsen reach 1000 receiving yards for a fourth straight year? - Cat Scratch Reader

The Panthers’ tight end has a chance to make history all over again.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Can the Bucs’ secret superstar repeat his performance? - Bucs Nation

Cameron Brate has a lot more competition this season.


NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers quarterbacks: Better, worse, or same in 2017? - Niners Nation

A position by position look at the San Francisco 49ers’ roster, and whether the team is better, worse, or the same as the 2016 roster.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Why You Should Follow The Arizona Cardinals This Season - Revenge of the Birds

The 2017 NFL Season will be a season to remember

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

The Seahawks all-time 53-man roster, revealed - Field Gulls

Your selections, while excellent, could manage to create a touch of controversy on the margins

Los Angeles Rams (via Turf Show Times)

2017 Rams Roster Preview: S Isaiah Johnson, Take Two - Turf Show Times

A practice squad call-up in 2016, Johnson is looking to bypass the first step and jump straight into the 53-man roster in 2017.