AFC North News and Rumors
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As he begins his first NFL training camp after an offseason filled with chatter about his off-field habits, Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel admitted Friday he has made some “rookie mistakes” early in his pro career. However, the Browns’ first-round pi…Upvote Share Tweet
BEREA, Ohio -- The definite impression that came out of Friday's news conferences with the Cleveland Browns wasn't complicated: Message delivered, message heard. Or seemingly heard. Johnny Manziel carried himself with the aura of a guy who had been dres…Upvote Share TweetLATROBE, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a setback before the start of training camp when free safety Mike Mitchell hurt his groin while working out. Mitchell, the Steelers’ most significant signing this offseason, and running back Alvester Alex…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 7 hours agoLATROBE, PA. -- His entrance lacked subtlety and Ike Taylor owned it the way he once did wide receivers who lined up across from him. Taylor, after reporting Friday afternoon for his 12th training camp at bucolic St. Vincent College, said he does not th…Upvote Share Tweet
Some Steelers fans see inequity in Rice banESPN.com 7 hours agoPITTSBURGH -- Many Steelers fans vented their anger on Twitter on Thursday regarding Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice receiving a two-game suspension for allegedly striking his then-fiancé in an offseason incident, considering a previous four-game…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens PR chief, owner rise to the defense of Ray Riceprofootballtalk.com 8 hours agoAfter leading the league in offseason arrests, enduring the backlash that stemmed from a punishment which practically no one agrees is fair (and then signing a three-time violator of the league’s drug and PED policies), the Ravens have taken the obvious…Upvote Share Tweet
Lewis detects Margus Hunt's improvementESPN.com 9 hours agoCINCINNATI -- Even though it is still early on the Cincinnati Bengals' preseason calendar, coach Marvin Lewis still has reason to believe defensive end Margus Hunt will make exponential growth as he begins his second season in the NFL. "It's been t…Upvote Share Tweet
Atkins, Jones still not ready to practice for Bengalsprofootballtalk.com 9 hours agoThe good news for the Bengals is that a bunch of players have been elevated to the active roster from the Physically Unable to Perform or Non-Football Injury lists. The bad news is that none of the seven are named Geno Atkins or Marvin Jones. Added to t…Upvote Share Tweet
Torrey Smith not worried about contractESPN.com 11 hours agoOWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Torrey Smith is drawing rave reviews from coaches and teammates as he enters his fourth training camp. But will this be the fleet-footed wide receiver's final summer in a Baltimore Ravens uniform? Smith, 25, is the most high-profile…Upvote Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens signed former New York Giants free safety Will Hill, who is currently serving a six-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.Upvote Share TweetThe Pittsburgh Steelers have informed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger that they will not sign him to a long-term contract until after the 2014 season.Upvote Share Tweet
Who steps up at running back for Ravens?ESPN.com 12 hours agoOWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Now that the Baltimore Ravens know they will be without Ray Rice for two games, they have to figure out who will be replacing him at running back when they face the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice is coming off …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 14 hours agoThe two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice created a negative backlash on Twitter from former players and the national media:Upvote Share Tweet
Bengals wake-up call: Three areas to watchESPN.com 14 hours agoCINCINNATI -- As the Cincinnati Bengals get going with Day 2 of training camp Friday, here are three items we're going to be keeping an eye out for: Marvin Lewis addresses media. At noon ET, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis sits down for his first news confer…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 15 hours agoWR Chris Hogan is trying to carve out a role with the Bills. The Dolphins offensive line is about to get to work. Vince Wilfork thinks the Patriots’ young defensive linemen grew a lot last year. Jets players are calling it QB Geno Smith’s team. Ravens L…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 16 hours agoFor the many who believe Commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t go nearly far enough by suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice only two games for knocking out the woman who would later become his wife, Rice got another piece of favorable treatment. Via ESPN…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 23 hours agoIt’s been a tumultuous offseason for Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon that has seen him suspended (pending an Aug. 1 appeal) for another substance-abuse policy violation, ticketed for speeding and arrested for a DUI charge. However, Gordon has appa…Upvote Share Tweet
Tim Hasselbeck On Johnny Manziel's Off-Field ActivitiesJul 25Tim Hasselbeck analyzes Johnny Manziel's offseason activities and what that means going forward for him and the Cleveland Browns.
Brian Hoyer: 'It's my job until someone tells me otherwise'Jul 25Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer takes the podium and discusses his competition with Johnny Manziel.
Manziel, Browns Open Training CampJul 25Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel comments on trying to move forward and compete for the starting quarterback job.
Suspended Safety Will Hill Signs With RavensJul 25Tim Hasselbeck discusses why the Ravens signed Will Hill even though he is suspended for the first six games of the season.
The Ray Rice FalloutJul 25OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Head bowed, Ray Rice went out to his first practice of his seventh NFL season Thursday morning. General manager Ozzie Newsome had just told him he’d be suspended for the first two games of the 2014 NFL season—important division games…
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Giants Report: The Short Story of Eli’s New OffenseJul 24After an NFL-high 27 interceptions last year, Eli Manning could be primed for a bounce back season. (Seth Wenig/AP) I’m in East Rutherford, N.J., the year-round home of the Giants, at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. It’s in the mid-80s this after…
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