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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)

Devin McCourty: Patriots knew Malcolm Butler wouldn't start Super Bowl 52 - Pats Pulpit
The defensive captain said that Butler's benching was no surprise.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Kirk Cousins rumors: Jets willing to pay whatever it takes? - Gang Green Nation
Over the next few weeks, free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins will likely be the biggest topic of discussion around the Jets and with good reason. Rich Cimini reports the Jets are ready to go all in...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills want to trade Tyrod Taylor, per Ian Rapoport - Buffalo Rumblings
In a quarterback-hungry league, Taylor should have trade value


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Tony Jefferson and Jimmy’s Seafood are preparing a sales pitch for Jarvis Landry - Baltimore Beatdown
Another day, another tweet from Tony Jefferson regarding Jarvis Landry. This time, however, a familiar face decided to join in on the fun.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

If released, Mike Mitchell’s Steelers legacy will be one to forget - Behind the Steel Curtain
The safety who loves to talk might be remembered for all the wrong reasons if released this offseason.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals lost AJ McCarron case due to improperly using NFI list, per arbitrator - Cincy Jungle
AJ McCarron won his grievance because the Bengals improperly used the NFI list in 2014.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

PFF highlights the strong rookie performances by Browns’ defensive linemen - Dawgs By Nature
Myles Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi receive recognition from PFF as top rookie contributors.


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

What Might The Terms Of Jadeveon Clowney’s New Contract Look Like? - Battle Red Blog
The numbers will be garish. How garish? Texans fans discuss on BRB.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Who’s Safe After the Titans Coaching Change? (Defense) - Music City Miracles
Which Titans May No Longer Be Fits Under the New Regime?

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Is Allen Robinson the most important free agent decision for the Jaguars? - Big Cat Country
Uh, yes.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Can Jacoby Brissett Develop into Successful Backup with Colts? - Stampede Blue
We take a look at how Jacoby Brissett’s first year as a starter stacks up against others first full season production who’ve been drafted since 2011


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King believes that the Broncos sign Kirk Cousins - Mile High Report
Count King among those who believe the Broncos sign Cousins.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Los Angeles Chargers Positional Review: Linebackers - Bolts From The Blue
Continuing reviewing the Chargers from the season, today we are talking linebackers. This is another area of obvious need for the team. I’m going to guess that this will be a priority during the...

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders’ Derek Carr says Amari Cooper ‘was out there playing on one foot’ - Silver And Black Pride
Outside of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football, Amari Cooper was practically nonexistent in last season. After two 1,000-yard seasons to begin his NFL career, he had...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Why the Chiefs could feasibly trade Marcus Peters (they shouldn’t) - Arrowhead Pride
The chatter about the Kansas City Chiefs moving Marcus Peters may be real after all, according to CBS Sports reporter Jason La Canfora.


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Franchise tag 2018 primer: Would Giants use the tag on Justin Pugh? - Big Blue View
That would seem unlikely

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

5 realistic trade locations and packages for Nick Foles - Bleeding Green Nation
If Philadelphia moves Foles, where could he go and what could they get?

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

This graph shows the exact moment the 2017 Cowboys season broke - Blogging The Boys
It’s even harder to look at than you think.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Alex Smith Could Give Jay Gruden’s Offense the Balance it has Been Missing - Hogs Haven
Many Redskins fans have complained about the lack of balance in Jay Gruden’s offense over the last few seasons. Is that complaint really warranted?

Over the past three seasons, the Redskins have...


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Do the Packers' wide receivers really struggle to separate? - Acme Packing Company
NFL Next Gen stats suggests the narrative around the Green Bay passing game may be wrong.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Just Say No 2.0: 5 more free agents the Lions should avoid - Pride Of Detroit
Round two of free agents the Lions have to run and hide from.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Things the Bears SHOULD do this offseason - Windy City Gridiron
If executed correctly, the 2018 offseason could be a catalyst for the Bears’ transformation into a playoff contender.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Could Case Keenum be a candidate for the Transition Tag? - Daily Norseman
It works differently from the Franchise Tag, but how?


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

2017 Saints Year in Review: DE Hau’oli Kikaha - Canal Street Chronicles
It’ll be interesting to see if Kikaha can stay healthy next year.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

True or false: Steve Sarkisian will be the offensive coordinator in 2019 - The Falcoholic
Will Sark thrive and survive the year?

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

The Carolina Panthers should replace DE Charles Johnson via free agency - Cat Scratch Reader
The Panthers have a tough decision with regards to longtime Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson. Johnson’s play has slowly declined to the point where he barely registers in the stat book in...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)



San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers will need to prepare for life without Reuben Foster regardless of outcome - Niners Nation
Two arrests (with one involving potentially multiple felonies) are going to shut Foster down for a long time in 2018, maybe the whole season.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Peter King predicts A.J. McCarron to be next Arizona Cardinals quarterback - Revenge of the Birds
The Cardinals could be getting a different young backup to start at quarterback.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Why the Seahawks may already have their 2018 starting LG under contract - Field Gulls
For the Seahawks to improve on their 9-7 record next season, they’ll likely have to get better internally. In fact, it is probably in part due to their cap restraints that the team even felt...

Los Angeles Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Potential salary cap moves: Tavon Austin - Turf Show Times
Can Tavon hold on for another season in Los Angeles?