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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)

Eric Decker no lock to make the Patriots’ roster - Pats Pulpit
Patriots roster breakdown: WR Eric Decker.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Breakdown of Sam Darnold’s first quarter passing attempts vs. Washington - Gang Green Nation
Let’s take a look at Sam Darnold’s first quarter passing attempts in last week’s preseason game against Washington.

1-10-NYJ 20 (9:19 1st) (Shotgun) 14-S.Darnold pass short right to 83-E.Tomlinson...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Josh Allen named starting quarterback for Buffalo Bills in Sunday’s game against Cincinnati Bengals - Buffalo Rumblings
The seventh overall pick will take the field as the starter against the Bengals


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Jimmy Smith’s potential suspension could open up the door for the Ravens’ bubble players - Baltimore Beatdown
Minutes before the Ravens’ third preseason game, the Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec reported that cornerback Jimmy Smith is facing a multi-game suspension. This was significant news for Baltimore as Smith...

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers’ Vance McDonald is starting to look like an unreliable player - Behind the Steel Curtain
It’s late summer and Steelers’ tight end Vance McDonald is dealing with yet another injury. This raises the question of whether his constant physical setbacks make him an unreliable player.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

4 winners and 2 losers after the Bengals cut safety George Iloka - Cincy Jungle
The Bengals keep cutting veterans in favor of young guns. Is Michael Johnson next?

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Josh Gordon returns to Browns, but hurdles remain - Dawgs By Nature
Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon returned to the team, but there are some roadblocks to him seeing the field.


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Texans v. 49ers: Post-Game Review And Quick Thoughts - Battle Red Blog
Here are my quick thoughts from Saturday night’s game.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Recapping Matt LaFleur’s play calling against Tampa Bay - Music City Miracles
This is a friendly reminder that the final scores of preseason games mean absolutely nothing.

While the Titans lost 30-14 to the Buccaneers last night, there was still a lot of positives to take...

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Should the Jacksonville Jaguars trade for Teddy Bridgewater? - Big Cat Country
Should the Jacksonville Jaguars trade for Teddy Bridgewater?

Ever since rumors started surfacing that the New York Jets were looking to unload Bridgewater, the Jaguars have been at or near the top...

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Colts one of several teams named by Vegas as favorites to land Le’Veon Bell - Stampede Blue
With no long-term deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Le’Veon Bell is expected to be in a different uniform when 2019 season rolls around.

Las Vegas named the Indianapolis Colts as one of the...


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

‘Rolls Royce’ Freeman should have the No. 1 RB spot locked in - Mile High Report
The First & 10 @ 10 crew discussed the running backs competition, and at least one host believes Royce Freeman made his case to be named the starter now.

Los Angeles Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Surge or Static: Undrafted rookies steal the spotlight - Bolts From The Blue
A pair of UDFAs stole the show while a veteran unfortunately underwhelmed.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Football Outsiders: ‘Nothing scarier’ for Raiders than Jon Gruden’s old-school coaching mentality - Silver And Black Pride
In the last few weeks, the good folks at Football Outsiders have been answering a series of questions from each SBNation football blog, including us here at Silver and Black Pride. This week, we...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Does Patrick Mahomes make Kansas City Chiefs’ RPOs more efficient? - Arrowhead Pride
He just might.


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Pat’s Perspectives: Change has been good for the Giants - Big Blue View
How Dave Gettleman and Pat Shurmur have begun repairing the Giants

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Carson Wentz felt good back in Eagles team drills, but it’s “still gonna be close” for Week 1 - Bleeding Green Nation
Plus, Mike Groh talks play-calling strategy and gives Jordan Mailata update.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Cowboys center Travis Frederick seeking additional medical opinions stinger issues - Blogging The Boys
Hopefully all is well.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Official: Redskins sign Adrian Peterson - Hogs Haven
AD in DC


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers can redeem years of coming up short with big 2018 - Acme Packing Company
After hanging on just below championship level the last few season, an offseason of change has Green Bay feeling Super.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Ndamukong Suh reflects on time with Lions, ‘villain’ image - Pride Of Detroit
The former Lion opened up about his time in Detroit and his negative portrayal in the media.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears dodge bullet as Leonard Floyd breaks hand, not expected to miss time - Windy City Gridiron
The third-year pass rusher broke two fingers in his right hand and is not expected to miss any time. That exhale you hear is a collective sigh of relief at Halas Hall.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Minnesota Vikings: Will the hurtin’ ever stop? - Daily Norseman
Heartbreaks and heartaches, we’ll get through it together


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Hau’oli Kikaha’s run with the Saints could be nearing an end - Canal Street Chronicles
The former Washington Huskies DE faces an uphill climb to make the Saints final 53-man roster.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Takk McKinley is ready to break out, as Football Outsiders knows - The Falcoholic
Unsurprisingly, one of the league’s leading groups of analysts think Takk is going to eat.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Carolina Panthers fans should be ‘cautiously optimistic’ about 2018 offense under Norv Turner - Cat Scratch Reader
The Panthers offense under Norv Turner may not be drastically better than it was under Mike Shula, according to Football Outsiders.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Buccaneers rookie receiver Justin Watson continues to make strides - Bucs Nation
Rookie bounces back after game one fumble.


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers injury news: WR Trent Taylor is almost back to form - Niners Nation
While he looked good in a limited sample size on Saturday’s preseason game, the 49ers wide receiver is still recovering from back surgery.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Football Outsider’s looks at the pairing of Mike McCoy and Sam Bradford for the Arizona Cardinals - Revenge of the Birds
Talking shop with FO to take a look at five pressing issues heading into the 2018 season for the Arizona Cardinals.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Jason Myers released, confirming Sebastian Janikowski as Seahawks kicker for 2018 - Field Gulls
Not only did the Seattle Seahawks release punter Jon Ryan after ten years with the team, they’ve also settled on the placekicker spot.

The Seahawks announced on Monday that they’ve released...

Los Angeles Rams (via Turf Show Times)

LA Rams RT Rob Havenstein contract extension 2018 - Turf Show Times
Yet another player not named Aaron Donald agrees to a major contract extension.