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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.

Wild Card Round - San Diego Chargers v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

2018 Patriots were not as healthy as one might expect - Pats Pulpit
Football Outsiders took a look at games lost, and the Patriots are middle of the pack.


New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

How many sacks will Leonard Williams collect in 2019? - Gang Green Nation
LEONARD WILLIAMS

2018 sack total: 5.0


Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills sign TE Lee Smith to three-year deal - Buffalo Rumblings
Smith returns to the Bills after four years in Oakland.


AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Madden Predictions Series: Ravens at Dolphins Week 1 - Baltimore Beatdown
Madden predictions are back for the Ravens 2019 season. This year, we’re doing it a bit differently using a capture card and some editing software to deliver higher production value. Aside from a...


Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

The Steelers 2019 Draft class is gloriously in the honeymoon phase - Behind the Steel Curtain
The Steelers rookie draft class is absolutely perfect right now.


Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals mailbag: Roles for faces, both new and old - Cincy Jungle
Between the influx of 10 new rookies and the implementation of a new coaching staff, many Bengals players may be in for specific roles in Zac Taylor’s scheme.


Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Cleveland Browns: Odell Beckham Jr. returns to Cleveland - Dawgs By Nature
Team will start OTAs on Tuesday - but no word yet on whether or not the wide receiver will participate.


AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Something Positive For You - Battle Red Blog
Someone at PFF actually liked the Texans’ offensive line selections.


Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

A.J. Brown impresses Titans rookie mini-camp - Music City Miracles
I said that I wasn’t going to get excited about a Titans receiver because I know that only ends in heartbreak, but then we get this video from A.J. Brown’s first day on the field as a Titan:


Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jags backup QB job is Minshew’s to lose - Big Cat Country
On Thursday, the Jaguars announced the release of 2018 backup and eventual starter, Cody Kessler. Only a few hours following the announcement that Kessler was released, rookie Garnder Minshew was...


Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

What Wrinkles To Expect from Matt Eberflus’ ‘Year 2’ Colts Defense - Stampede Blue
The Indianapolis Colts dramatically improved on defense last season under promising first-year defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus.

Per FootballOutsiders, the Colts defense went from the 27th...


AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Broncos news: Is it Joe Flacco’s job to mentor Drew Lock? - Mile High Report
Or is his job to win football games?


Los Angeles Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Los Angeles Chargers’ fans confidence gets a boost with NFL Draft - Bolts From The Blue
This week, we ran our third FanPulse survey of the offseason to determine Chargers’ fans confidence in the direction of the team, and confidence is trending up.

At the end of the season, confidence...


Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Five Raiders rookies who could push for starting jobs - Silver And Black Pride
Overall the 2019 draft was viewed as a success, high end talent was brought in to fills holes throughout the roster. There was a total on nine selections made and 10 undrafted free agents were...


Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Report: Chiefs backup quarterback EJ Manuel has retired - Arrowhead Pride
Manuel takes himself out of the running to be Patrick Mahomes’ backup in 2019.


NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Giants’ 90-man roster: How much longer can Antoine Bethea outrun Father Time? - Big Blue View
Bethea will be 35 before the season begins


Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Is this Eagles roster better than 2017 Super Bowl winners? - Bleeding Green Nation
We went position by position, and the results may be exactly what you expect


Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

No excuses left for Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys - Blogging The Boys
There is no such thing as the perfect roster - but the one in Dallas is hard to top.


Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Albert Breer gushes over Jay Gruden’s draft preparation and Redskins first-round draft results - Hogs Haven
Ohio State alumnus Albert Breer dives deep into the process that brought former Buckeye Dwayne Haskins (back) to DC


NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Rodgers’ presence can cover up Packers’ organizational dysfunction - Acme Packing Company
Mark Murphy’s new management structure reportedly kept the Packers from landing or retaining several key assistant coaches and caused other internal issues. However, as long as Aaron Rodgers remains under center, organizational dysfunction appears unlikely to unravel the franchise.


Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Detroit remembers Gunther Cunningham - Pride Of Detroit
Former players, colleagues and media members shared their best Gunther Cunningham stories after news of his passing.


Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears’ Podcast: Will TE Trey Burton Ever Live Up To His Contract? - Windy City Gridiron
On his latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. dives further into Mitch Trubisky’s 3rd Down and Red Zone play before cracking open a loaded Bears’ mailbag.


Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Mike Zimmer expresses optimism that Kyle Rudolph will stay in Minnesota - Daily Norseman
Well. . .kind of, anyway.


NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Wide receiver Saints biggest remaining need - Canal Street Chronicles
The Saints have Michael Thomas....and that’s it.


Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Falcons owner Arthur Blank growing ‘restless’ with team’s performance - The Falcoholic
A new report from Peter King of NBC Sports suggests that the Falcons’ owner is ready to win now.


Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

2019 NFL Draft: Four questions with The Smoking Musket on Will Grier - Cat Scratch Reader
I reached out to The Smoking Musket to get a feel for what the Panthers will get from their third round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Reports Maintain Browns Still Interested in Gerald McCoy - Bucs Nation
The longer we wait, the more speculation grows.


NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers news: Where Jimmy Garoppolo’s return will improve the offense - Niners Nation
Getting Jimmy Garoppolo back is kind of a big deal


Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Arizona Cardinals near the bottom of Peter King’s 2019 NFL Power Rankings - Revenge of the Birds
No one expects the Arizona Cardinals to be one of the best teams in the NFL in 2019, but the question is will they be the worst again?

That’s why when Peter King released his first post NFL Draft...


Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

The details of contract Ziggy Ansah signed with the Seattle Seahawks - Field Gulls
Last week the Seattle Seahawks signed defensive end Ziggy Ansah to a one-year contract in order to address the pass rushing deficiency created when Frank Clark was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs....


Los Angeles Rams (via Turf Show Times)

LA Rams grades for replacing talent - Turf Show Times
The Rams made plenty of moves this offseason. Let’s take a look at who can be considered an upgrade, a downgrade, and a wash.