NFL Huddle: Franchise tag deadline a week away, RGIII gets married (and so does Matt Barkley)

Rick Stewart

The deadline for franchise tagged players to sign long-term deals is a week away, two NFL quarterbacks got married over the weekend and lots more NFL news from SB Nation's NFL blogs on Monday.

One week left for franchise tagged players to sign a long-term deal. Buffalo Rumblings takes a deep look at the Jairus Byrd negotiations, what a long-term contract could look like and what happens if nothing is signed this week.

RGIII got married last weekend. Hogs Haven gathers up photos from the event.

Also married this weekend: Matt Barkley.

File this under "rumor" for now, but one report states that the NFL might not allow academically ineligible players to participate in the Combine.

Bucs Nation breaks down the many inaccuracies in a recent column about the Bucs.

According to Ron Jaworski, the 16th-best quarterback in the NFL is Matthew Stafford.

Trent Richardson is healthy and should be ready for camp. "At this point, I don't think it's a question of if Richardson will be ready by the start of training camp," writes Dawgs by Nature, "but whether he will remain healthy for the duration of camp and heading into the regular season."

Giants linebacker Dan Connor was arrested at the Philly airport over the weekend. Read on at Big Blue View for more.

Could Melvin Ingram return to the field in 2013? Bolts from the Blue takes a look at the chances the Chargers linebacker could return this year, despite an ACL tear. "When it comes to athletes and injuries, Bolts from the Blue writes, the ones that tend to heal quickly are also the ones that are often referred to as "freak athletes". Melvin Ingram has heard that phrase more than once during his years of playing just about every position on the field in college."

The Cowboys went to a 3-4 defense when Bill Parcells came on board and have stuck with it until now. Under Monte Kiffin, they are moving to a 4-3 defense. Blogging The Boys examines the pros and cons of each.

Texans left tackle Duane Brown is training this offseason as a boxer. "Quick hands and light feet are certainly useful for a left tackle," Battle Red Blog writes.

Canal Street Chronicles looks at five story lines for the Saints this season. Chief among them is how the defense will play out.

Did you know Peyton Manning and the Broncos ran the pistol? At least once. Mile High Report does a complete break down of the play in question.

What is the Titans easiest path to the playoffs? Music City Miracles is talking must-win and should-win games.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony is a month away. Behind The Steel Curtain wonders when Jerome Bettis will get in. "After three-straight years where the hall admitted all-time leading rushers in Emmitt Smith, Marshall Faulk and Curtis Martin, I was sure that Jerome Bettis was next-in-line with the class of 2013." Except he wasn't. Read on.

Terence Newman bought a homeless man dinner. Neat story from Cincy Jungle.

The 49ers have one of the best sets of outside linebackers in the NFL. Did they get better or worse at that position from 2012 to 2013?

Everyone was at Richard Sherman's charity softball game.

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