AFC North News and Rumors
Sean Taylor highlights could be on Bobby Wagner’s Saturday agendaprofootballtalk.com Updated 8 hours agoOn the night before Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks Pro Bowl middle linebacker Bobby Wagner might pass the time by watching some clips of standout defenders of seasons past. And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, too. “I’m going to chill and probably watch some Ra…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 10 hours agoIn the biggest game of all, coaches have frequently made decisions that damaged their teams’ chances to win a championship.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 13 hours agoOne of the main non-#DeflateGate questions this week relates to whether any sort of winking and/or nodding occurred in connection running back LeGarrette Blount’s release from the Steelers and return to the Patriots. Carolyn Manno of NBCSN’s Pro Footbal…Upvote Share TweetIn an open letter to his most vocal doubters, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon addressed his alleged sixth violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, which could cost him the entire 2015 season. Responding on Medium.com to, among others, E…Upvote Share Tweet
Browns Receiver Josh Gordon Says He Was Caught Drinkingnytimes.com 16 hours agoBrowns receiver Josh Gordon said on Thursday that his latest trouble with the NFL results from having a few drinks with teammates.Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Brown sees Vance Joseph 'as a star,' says Marvin LewisESPN.com 17 hours agoCincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis made the media rounds in Arizona on Thursday as he fulfilled various Super Bowl Week appearances. It was during a seven-minute appearance on ESPN's "NFL Insiders" in the afternoon that Lewis spoke pub…Upvote Share Tweet
A.J. Green on Andy Dalton: You can’t blame one person for playoff lossesprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoThe Bengals lost their playoff opener for the fourth straight season, leading to a renewed wave of opinions that quarterback Andy Dalton isn’t the right player to lead the team where they want to go. Wide receiver A.J. Green took issue with that view du…Upvote Share Tweet
Josh Gordon: I failed myself again, but I will persevereprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoBrowns wide receiver Josh Gordon has received plenty of criticism since word broke recently of a one-year suspension for a failed test for alcohol use and he answered some of his critics in an open letter on Medium.com on Thursday. In the letter, which …Upvote Share TweetTwo Cleveland Browns players came to the defense of Johnny Manziel this week following criticism of him in an ESPN.com report that chronicled his rookie year.Upvote Share Tweet
Rex Ryan, Drew Brees and much more on huge PFT Live at noon ETprofootballtalk.com 22 hours agoThere’s never a good day to miss PFT Live if you want to know the latest from around the NFL, but you really don’t want to miss Thursday’s show. Mike Florio’s lined up a guest list studded with some of the biggest names in football. We’ve got Bills coac…Upvote Share Tweet
AFC North Rookie of the Year: C.J. MosleyESPN.com 22 hours agoOne was an absolute wrecking ball on defense, consistently finding his way to the football. The other was eased into his team's offense before ultimately taking it over the second half of the season, and helping it earn a postseason berth. But only one …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 23 hours agoJoin us at 3 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. PT Thursday for the second special NFL Nation TV Super Bowl Week Spreecast. Episode No. 42 will review ESPN.com's recent joint venture with Pro Football Focus, which broke down how many "above-average" players eac…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 24 hours agoBills RB Fred Jackson says Patriots don’t need to cheat to win. Former Dolphins QB Dan Marino is not surprised by #DeflateGate. Ten years after his first one, Patriots DT Vince Wilfork is hungry for another Super Bowl. CB Antonio Cromartie would be open…Upvote Share Tweet
Former basketball star could be draft option for Pittsburgh SteelersESPN.com Jan 29 (yesterday)The Pittsburgh Steelers made one of their best draft picks in franchise history in 2004 with the 11th overall pick when they selected a big, talented quarterback by the name of Ben Roethlisberger. Might the Steelers’ need to upgrade at cornerback lead t…Upvote Share Tweet
How badly the Ravens missed Jimmy SmithESPN.com Jan 29 (yesterday)Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said recently that cornerback Jimmy Smith is expected to start running in February. That's certainly good news for the Ravens. Their secondary wasn't the same after Smith suffered a season-ending foot injury on the o…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 29 (yesterday)The Patriots won the AFC title without the services of center Bryan Stork, who has a knee problem. Injured in the divisional round against the Ravens, Stork could be back for Super Bowl XLIX. According to the official injury report for Wednesday, Stork …Upvote Share Tweet
Ike Taylor open to switching positions, changing teamsprofootballtalk.com Jan 28 (yesterday)When the Steelers season came to an end, cornerback Ike Taylor said he was “cool” if 2014 was his final season as a player and that he wanted to remain with the team whether he was in an on-field or off-field role. It’s been a few weeks since the Ravens…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 28 (yesterday)Ravens safety Will Hill has been no stranger to off-field issues during his NFL career and he has another one to work out in New Jersey. Hudson County law enforcement officials say that there has been a warrant for Hill’s arrest issued due to his allege…Upvote Share Tweet
Hue Jackson: Still a place for Jermaine GreshamCINCINNATI -- To the Cincinnati Bengals fan who may have already begun envisioning a future without tight end Jermaine Gresham, hold off. At least, that's the underlying message behind comments made earlier this week by offensive coordinator Hue Jackson…Upvote Share TweetThe Browns are still looking for a quarterbacks coach to join Mike Pettine’s staff for the 2015 season, but they’ve found someone to work with their wide receivers. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the team will hire Joker Phillips to fill that role. Ph…Upvote Share TweetThe Ravens filled the most prominent opening on John Harbaugh’s coaching staff by hiring Marc Trestman as their new offensive coordinator last week and they’ve taken care of the other open spots. The team announced one new arrival and several promotions…Upvote Share Tweet
Paul Guenther confident Geno Atkins will return 'with a vengeance'CINCINNATI -- Paul Guenther made major waves at the start of the Cincinnati Bengals' offseason four weeks ago when he told reporters covering the team that defensive tackle Geno Atkins was "just a guy out there" at times this past season. Hour…Upvote Share TweetAdam Schefter broke the news Wednesday that the Cleveland Browns were interviewing Kevin O’Connell to be the team’s quarterbacks coach. Because he’d never coached in the NFL, the news sent me to Google to find out more about him. Here’s what I learned: …Upvote Share Tweet
AFC North Defensive Player of the Year: Elvis DumervilESPN.com's AFC North reporters voted on five awards for the division (Coach of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player), and one will be handed out each day throughout this week. …Upvote Share Tweet
Still Talks About His Daughter's BattleJan 29Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still joins "SportsCenter" to talk about his daughter Leah's battle with cancer.
Haden Named Special Olympics Global AmbassadorJan 27Browns CB Joe Haden, a two-time Pro Bowler, joins "SportsCenter" to talk about the importance of being involved with the Special Olympics and shares his thoughts about being named its global ambassador.
Steelers' SecurityJan 26Pittsburgh Steelers director of security Jack Kearney is also a full-time Allegheny County Sheriff's Deputy, prompting some to question whether there is a conflict of interest in cases concerning Steelers players.
Gordon's Future After Failing Drug TestJan 25ESPN Browns reporter Jeremy Fowler discusses Josh Gordon's reported failing of another drug test, for which he would have to serve a one-year suspension, and where he may end up after the suspension is over.
The Key to Super Bowl 49? Guy by the Name of GronkJan 30TEMPE, Ariz. — Did Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright’s sly smile tell it all? I’ve got this theory about Super Bowl 49 that isn’t exactly breaking news: Rob Gronkowski is the key player. If he blows up, New England wins. If Seattle manages to beat him up …
No surprise Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots reached Super Bowl - Cl…Jan 29Intriguing Seahawks-Patriots matchup is no surprise, and it should deliver another Super Bowl thriller, writes John Clayton.
Peter King’s Prediction: The Winner of Super Bowl XLIX Will Be …Jan 29Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
ESPN NowJan 28Mel Kiper Jr. had Jameis Winston as the top player on his Big Board in the preseason but his stock fell when off-field trouble cropped up again. After...