AFC North News and Rumors
Ravens hoping to get a break on Will Hill suspension
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The Ravens are hoping for some good news from the league for a change. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, there’s “guarded optimism” from the team that suspended safety Will Hill will benefit from the league’s pending new drug policy. Hill …Upvote Share Tweet
Steve Smith is AFC North type of playerESPN.com 31 minutes agoOWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith had broken a handful of tackles Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers before he found himself standing next to coach John Harbaugh on the sideline. “Steve said something to me that…Upvote Share TweetRay Rice appealed against his indefinite suspension by the National Football League on Tuesday for a one-punch knockout of his wife as the former Baltimore Ravens running back tries to resuscitate his once-flourishing career.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 15 hours agoThe Pittsburgh Steelers have plenty to be concerned about heading into Sunday night's game at Carolina. Coach Mike Tomlin isn't worried about his team's alarming number of penalties being one of them.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 16 hours agoThe Bengals placed tight end Tyler Eifert on injured reserve with the designation to return after he suffered an elbow injury in the season opener and now they’ve lost another tight end for an even longer stretch of time. The team placed Alex Smith on s…Upvote Share TweetCINCINNATI -- With their passing offense -- specifically their tight ends -- depleted after the first two games of the season, the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday made a series of roster moves. First, they placed 10-year veteran tight end Alex Smith on th…Upvote Share TweetPITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said right tackle Marcus Gilbert is not in danger of losing his starting job despite giving up four sacks through the first two weeks of the season. “I’m not concerned about Marcus and his ability to r…Upvote Share Tweet
Behind the stats: Ravens at Browns, Week 3A weekly by-the-numbers look at the Cleveland Browns' next game, at home against the Baltimore Ravens: 83.2 -- Joe Flacco's passer rating 87.4 -- Brian Hoyer's passer rating $51 million -- The guaranteed portion of Flacco’s contract $1.965 million -- Th…Upvote Share TweetA prosecutor said Tuesday that suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will receive probation and undergo a substance-abuse assessment after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina.Upvote Share Tweet
How will NFL owners hear the music, if they won’t face it?profootballtalk.com 17 hours agoLast Monday, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti sent coach John Harbaugh to face the media after Ray Rice was cut in the wake of the notorious elevator video. This Monday, Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf gave G.M. Rick Spielman the short straw of facing tou…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 18 hours agoSteelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has taken a lot of hits in his career. But he said Tuesday he’s “still very sore” after a shot to the chest from Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw last Thursday. Upshaw was flagged for roughing the passer on the p…Upvote Share Tweet
McLendon, Archer questionable for SteelersESPN.com 18 hours agoPITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers came out of a typical hard-hitting game against the Baltimore Ravens in pretty good shape from an injury standpoint. Starting nose tackle Steve McLendon is the only player who sustained an injury that could keep him…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 18 hours agoYou can blame Ray Rice (sorta) and an angry tweet for CBS and singer Rihanna splitting up. The network made its Thursday night debut along with broadcast partner NFL Network in Week 2's Pittsburgh Steelers-Baltimore Ravens game, and CBS chose to permane…Upvote Share Tweet
In Case You Missed It: The Devon Still storyESPN.com 21 hours agoBengals defensive tackle Devon Still, who will appear on NFL Nation TV today at 1 p.m. ET, learned on June 2 that his 4-year-old daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer. When he learned of the diagnosis, Still w…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 22 hours agoFalcons rookie tackle Jake Matthews was forced to the sideline for the team’s loss to the Bengals last Sunday because of a sprained ankle and the prospect of another missed game loomed with Atlanta scheduled to face the Buccaneers this Thursday. Matthew…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens' mindset helping to reduce flagsESPN.com 24 hours agoOWINGS MILLS, Md. -- There were times over the years when the Baltimore Ravens felt they were battling the referees in addition to the team on the other sidelines. That certainly hasn't been the case in the first two weeks of the regular season. For a t…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 24 hours agoBEREA, Ohio -- One of Brian Hoyer's most important throws in the win over New Orleans on Sunday was to his third read, and to a receiver he had never thrown to on that particular play call. That came on the fourth-and-6 throw that kept the Cleveland Bro…Upvote Share Tweet
Josh Gordon's Future With BrownsSep 16ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon discusses WR Josh Gordon's future with the team after his guilty plea to a DWI charge in North Carolina.
Gordon Pleads Guilty To DWI ChargeSep 16John Clayton discusses the news that Browns WR Josh Gordon has pleaded guilty to a DWI charge and how this impacts his potential reinstatement.
Week 3 TakeawaysSep 16John Clayton discusses the various running back woes around the NFL.
Players To Be Reinstated Under New Drug PolicySep 16Ed Werder has the latest on the NFL's new drug policy, which will likely be finalized on Tuesday, and how the reclassification of certain drugs will allow players to be reinstated.
Week 2 Twitter MailbagSep 16Read the rest of Peter King’s mailbag: Readers respond to the question: Do you still like football? Plus, discussion about reviewable plays, the Rams-Bucs ending and an overlooked goat of the week
Taking Down the BestSep 16Read Peter King’s On Further Review column: ‘Football is Full of Heart’ One minute, Devon Still was preparing for his 4-year-old daughter’s dance recital. The next, the Bengals defensive tackle was at a hospital, learning that she had cancer. Here is th…
The Week 2 MailbagSep 16This season, The MMQB is separating Peter King’s Tuesday content into two columns—On Further Review, which usually will look at a understated but important factor or team from the weekend’s games, and the Tuesday Mailbag, where reader emails will be ans…
‘Football is Full of Heart’Sep 16The Leah Still story has come close to capturing the nation. At least the sporting nation, at a time when football desperately needs some small bit of good news. Leah, 4, is three-and-a-half months into her life-or-death fight with pediatric cancer—neur…