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NFL news: SB Nation writers talking about Kirk Cousins, Alex Smith, much more

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Let’s check in with the rest of the network

NFL: Washington Redskins at New York Giants
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There isn’t any breaking New York Giants news to discuss at the moment. There is, however, a Super Bowl to get ready for and a whole league to discuss. Let’s check in with the other fine blogs around SB Nation to see what they are writing about.

Aaron Williams pens heartfelt retirement letter to Buffalo Bills fans - Buffalo Rumblings
Williams wrote a thank you to Buffalo and #BillsMafia for the Players’ Tribune

Alex Smith trade: What’s next for Kirk Cousins in free agency? - SBNation.com
The impending free agent will surely be the hottest quarterback on the market.

Alex Smith trade: Washington’s trade doesn’t solve a damn thing - SBNation.com
Is Smith a better quarterback than Kirk Cousins? Probably not.

Super Bowl 2018: It’s Bill Belichick’s revenge game vs. Doug Pederson - SBNation.com
The Browns beat the Patriots in the 2000 regular season. Pederson was the quarterback for the Browns at the time.

Super Bowl 2018: The plays the Eagles need to run to beat the the Patriots - SBNation.com
Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz opens the playbook to show us how the Eagles could pull off the upset this weekend.

D.J. Swearinger Unleashes A Twitter Tirade Over Kendall Fuller Trade - Hogs Haven
The Redskins’ defensive captain is not happy to lose a fellow defensive back.

I got 99 problems, but James Harrison playing in the Super Bowl ain't one - Behind the Steel Curtain
You might care about James Harrison playing in the Super Bowl with the Patriots and possibly earning a third ring. But that ain't my problem.

PFF shares 52 stats for the Super Bowl, including why Danny Amendola is the Patriots most clutch receiver on third down - Pats Pulpit
Also, tidbits on Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady, and Dion Lewis.

LA Rams LT Andrew Whitworth’s impact will still be felt when he retires - Turf Show Times
Big Whit has two years left on his contract with the Rams, and the O-line has two years left to learn everything they can from him. Tim Godfrey takes a look at his value along the line.

Blake Bortles’ wrist injury probably doesn’t mean anything so please calm down - Big Cat Country
Blake Bortles has been dealing with a right wrist injury that has been an issue since shortly after the 2016 season. The Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t choose surgery for Bortles last offseason (for...

PFF: Deshaun Watson Was Big-Time (But Inaccurate) In 2017 - Battle Red Blog
What do Texans fans think about this analysis of their franchise quarterback’s rookie season?

Von Miller says Kirk Cousins could take Broncos ‘over the edge’ - Mile High Report
Speaking on The Dan Patrick Show, Miller says the Broncos could use a quarterback like Cousins.

The Dez Bryant debate: Opinions abound about his future in Dallas - Blogging The Boys
Is he a fading superstar who needs to go, or a valuable asset used in the wrong way?