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Touring the Nation: NFL news, SB Nation-style

News and notes from around the NFL, written from the perspective of the bloggers around SB Nation.

Rolando McClain
Rolando McClain

Let's look around SB Nation this afternoon to see what some of the other fine NFL writers around these parts are talking about. As you may know, it's a little something we call 'Touring The Nation.'

Which players are the Raiders most likely to cut? - Silver And Black Pride

NOTE: I begin with this one because Dave Tollefson is a former Giant, and the other two players drew a lot of interest from fans when they were sraft propsects.

Rolando McClain

This cancer will be removed, make no doubt about it. His salary and attitude makes him untradeable. Cutting him carries with it $5.34 million in dead money but if they do it after June 1st, the money will be spread over the next two seasons. That is what I expect to happen.

Darrius Heyward-Bey

There is no way to justify a receiver with his lack of production carrying a 2013 salary cap figure of $10.6 million. He was one of the few players last offseason to not be restructured and it was my feeling then that management was reluctant to extend his contract before seeing if he could improve upon his 2011 season. They have their answer and it could spell the end of DHB in Oakland.

Dave Tollefson

Not productive at all last season. He was a big free agent signing, relatively speaking, and one of the few who signed for more than one season. He is set to make just under $1 million next season which is a lot for a guy who became a forgotten man on this team.

Conflicting Reports On If Michael Vick Will Remain With Eagles - Bleeding Green Nation
The February 6th deadline once thought to be the day the Eagles had to release Vick might no longer be the deadline, but that has not stopped speculation from flying on when and what the Eagles will do with their former franchise quarterback.

NFL Draft 2013: Dallas-2 Means Emphasizing Speed and Quickness Scores - Blogging The Boys
As the Cowboys shift to Monte Kiffin's 4-3 scheme, they'll surely be looking to assemble a collection of speedy, quick defenders. So, as we prepare for the offseason in earnest, it behooves us to consider what that might actually mean.

J.J. Watt Interview: Upon Further Review, He May Not Have Eaten Burritos Bigger Than Ray Rice - Battle Red Blog
The beloved Houston Texan, All-Pro, and generally good guy sits down with SB Nation's Matt Ufford to talk burritos, Gatorade, and who he would take with him on a road trip.

A Re-Gronkulous Offseason - Pats Pulpit
Rob Gronkoswki is already at it again this offseason. My question is, why should we care?

TROLL TUESDAY: Colin Kaepernick had trouble with the curve -
Colin Kaepernick is a very good player, but the 49ers couldn't quite finish at the Super Bowl on Sunday. It's the difference between great and good, and it's teaches some important lessons.

Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland: "We violated principle" to draft QB Ryan Tannehill - The Phinsider

For the love of Twitter, follow the controversial Chris Long - Turf Show Times

Tennessee Titans Salary Cap Figures and Potential Cap Casualties - Music City Miracles

Doug Marrone Buffalo Bills Approval Poll: February 2013 - Buffalo Rumblings