AFC North News and Rumors

  • Ron Wolf knows Holmgren failed in Cleveland because he couldn’t…

    Ron Wolf knows Holmgren failed in Cleveland because he couldn’t find a quarterback

    profootballtalk.com Updated 4 hours ago
    Soon, Ron Wolf will enter the Hall of Fame in Canton. Just up the road resides a team with which he has multiple connections. In addition to a short stint with the Browns in 2004 that ended quickly because then-coach Butch Davis “got a bee up wherever o…
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  • Mike Tice: Trent Richardson’s “quickness came around”

    Mike Tice: Trent Richardson’s “quickness came around”

    profootballtalk.com 4 hours ago
    There’s no clearer sign that running back Trent Richardson’s career has not gone as planned than the fact that he’s starting his fourth NFL season on his third team after being the third overall pick by the Browns in the 2012 draft. If there’s an optimi…
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  • Elvis Dumervil: If I get 23 sacks, we’ll be in Super Bowl

    Elvis Dumervil: If I get 23 sacks, we’ll be in Super Bowl

    profootballtalk.com 11 hours ago
    Players can sometimes be criticized for putting individual goals ahead of team ones, but Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil has found a way to combine the two. Dumervil enters this season 10 sacks shy of 100 for his career, but that’s not the major milest…
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com 11 hours ago
    Five offensive playmakers to keep an eye on at Bills camp. TE Arthur Lynch is hoping for a better second season with the Ravens. Seeing similarities between this year’s Patriots Defense and last year’s Lions unit. QB Jake Heaps faces an uphill climb to …
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  • Dwayne Bowe: Josh McCown has my confidence high right now

    Dwayne Bowe: Josh McCown has my confidence high right now

    profootballtalk.com 12 hours ago
    Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe last scored a touchdown during the Chiefs’ 45-44 playoff loss to the Colts in January 2014, but he expects the drought to end once he takes the field for the Browns in a regular season game for the first time. Bowe is expected …
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  • Police poke fun at suspect's resemblance to Joe Flacco

    Police poke fun at suspect's resemblance to Joe Flacco

    ESPN.com Jul 4 (yesterday)
    Police poke fun at suspect's resemblance to Joe Flacco
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  • AFC North Q&A: Who is the Steelers' most feared defensive p…

    AFC North Q&A: Who is the Steelers' most feared defensive player?

    ESPN.com Jul 3 (2 days ago)
    AFC North Q&A: Who is the Steelers' most feared defensive player?
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  • Mendenhall’s Roethlisberger story wasn’t completely accurate

    Mendenhall’s Roethlisberger story wasn’t completely accurate

    profootballtalk.com Jul 2 (3 days ago)
    The story told by former Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sticking a rookie with a $25,000 tab was interesting. It would have been even more interesting if it were, you know, accurate. Per a source with knowl…
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  • Mohamed Sanu shows Bengals he can hit a 60-yard field goal

    Mohamed Sanu shows Bengals he can hit a 60-yard field goal

    profootballtalk.com Jul 2 (3 days ago)
    The Bengals haven’t limited wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to pass catching during his three years with the team. In addition to making 119 catches, Sanu has also run the ball 16 times for 82 yards and completed five passes (two for touchdowns) in five atte…
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  • Teammate says Ben Roethlisberger stuck it to rookie in club

    Teammate says Ben Roethlisberger stuck it to rookie in club

    profootballtalk.com Jul 2 (4 days ago)
    When the Steelers hear stories about Ben Roethlisberger in a bar, they have to hold their breath. Actually, this one only ends up poorly for some rookie who went home with a big bar tab. In a profile of former Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall in…
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  • Isaiah Battle to work out for teams on July 7

    Isaiah Battle to work out for teams on July 7

    profootballtalk.com Jul 1 (4 days ago)
    Clemson tackle Isaiah Battle is the only player from an FBS program in next week’s supplemental draft and he’s thought to have the best chance of any player in the pool to become the first player to enter the league this way since the Browns took wide r…
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  • Steelers submit application to host 2023 Super Bowl

    Steelers submit application to host 2023 Super Bowl

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Jul 1 (4 days ago)
    How does a Super Bowl in Pittsburgh sound to you? The Pittsburgh Steelers officially submitted an application in May to host Super Bowl LVII at Heinz Field in 2023, the team announced. Additionally, Steelers officials met with community leaders Wednesda…
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  • With eye to the future, Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher bolster …

    With eye to the future, Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher bolster Bengals offensive line: AFC North rookie spotlight

    cleveland.com Jul 1 (5 days ago)
    The Bengals run of good drafting and play allowed them to select a pair of offensive linemen who might not start a game this season.
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  • NFL sets July 9 date for supplemental draft

    NFL sets July 9 date for supplemental draft

    profootballtalk.com Jun 30 (5 days ago)
    The date is set for the NFL supplemental draft. The supplemental draft will take place on July 9, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. No team has made a supplemental selection since the Browns used a second-round pick on Josh Gordon in 2012, so th…
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  • Jim Brown “encouraged” Johnny Manziel isn’t “still in denial”

    Jim Brown “encouraged” Johnny Manziel isn’t “still in denial”

    profootballtalk.com Jun 30 (5 days ago)
    Last summer, Browns icon Jim Brown said that he didn’t mind the amount of attention that quarterback Johnny Manziel received for his off-field social life because he remembered what life was like as a player. Brown has a different opinion about enjoying…
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  • Jeremy Hill focused on breaking more tackles this year

    Jeremy Hill focused on breaking more tackles this year

    profootballtalk.com Jun 30 (5 days ago)
    After Bengals running back Jeremy Hill ran for 40 yards on 13 carries against the Buccaneers last season, he said there wasn’t a lot of running room available because the Bucs were playing eight men in the box. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson didn’t c…
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  • Bud Dupree: We want to be the group that revives Steelers defen…

    Bud Dupree: We want to be the group that revives Steelers defense

    profootballtalk.com cleveland.com Jun 30 (5 days ago)
    The Steelers have a long history of riding strong defenses to playoff berths, but that trend has slowed in the last couple of years as the team has said goodbye to several fixtures of the unit without getting the same production in their place. They’ve …
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  • Pryor hints he'll attempt 'slash' role with Browns

    Pryor hints he'll attempt 'slash' role with Browns

    ESPN.com Jun 30 (5 days ago)
    Pryor hints he'll attempt 'slash' role with Browns
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  • NFL Nation TV wonders if Russell Wilson should be league's high…

    NFL Nation TV wonders if Russell Wilson should be league's highest-paid QB

    ESPN.com Jun 30 (5 days ago)
    NFL Nation TV wonders if Russell Wilson should be league's highest-paid QB
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  • AFC North Q&A: Can Andy Dalton take the next step and win a…

    AFC North Q&A: Can Andy Dalton take the next step and win a playoff game?

    ESPN.com Jun 30 (5 days ago)
    AFC North Q&A: Can Andy Dalton take the next step and win a playoff game?
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  • Do the Browns intend to use Terrelle Pryor as a “slash-player”?

    Do the Browns intend to use Terrelle Pryor as a “slash-player”?

    profootballtalk.com Jun 30 (5 days ago)
    Before he was claimed on waivers by the Browns, quarterback-turned-receiver Terrelle Pryor seemed to be wrestling with the transition, in one breath vowing to become a great receiver while in the next breath posting highlights of his practice performanc…
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  • Eric Winston: Don’t expect too much from Jake Fisher too soon

    Eric Winston: Don’t expect too much from Jake Fisher too soon

    profootballtalk.com Jun 29 (6 days ago)
    The Bengals took offensive linemen with each of their first two picks in this year’s draft, although first-round pick Cedric Ogbuehi is likely to have a delayed start to his pro career after tearing his ACL in Texas A&M’s bowl game after last season…
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  • Barkevious Mingo isn’t “guaranteed anything” with Browns

    Barkevious Mingo isn’t “guaranteed anything” with Browns

    profootballtalk.com Jun 29 (6 days ago)
    Linebacker Barkevious Mingo was the sixth pick of the draft in 2013 and started 11 games for the team last season despite a shoulder injury that required offseason surgery, but the Browns say that won’t give him an edge over other competitors for playin…
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  • AFC North Q&A: Will Baltimore rank in the top 10 in run def…

    AFC North Q&A: Will Baltimore rank in the top 10 in run defense?

    ESPN.com Jun 29 (6 days ago)
    AFC North Q&A: Will Baltimore rank in the top 10 in run defense?
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  • AFC North rookie spotlight: Ravens' Maxx Williams could make Br…

    AFC North rookie spotlight: Ravens' Maxx Williams could make Browns, Steelers regret not taking him

    cleveland.com Jun 29 (7 days ago)
    Ravens reportedly jumped ahead of Steelers to select Williams in the second round.
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  • Video - Steelers enter bid to host 2023 Super Bowl 01:50

    Steelers enter bid to host 2023 Super Bowl

    Jul 1
    Damien Woody discusses whether another potential cold-weather Super Bowl would be problematic for NFL players.
  • Video - Jim Brown: No middle ground on Manziel 01:57

    Jim Brown: No middle ground on Manziel

    Jun 30
    Adam Caplan and Mark Brunell react to Jim Brown's claim that Browns QB Johnny Manziel will either be a star or a bust in the NFL.
  • Video - Bengals DC: Manziel should emulate Brees 02:57

    Bengals DC: Manziel should emulate Brees

    Jun 29
    Mark Brunell and Jim Trotter discuss Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther's comments that Browns QB Johnny Manziel should to look Saints QB Drew Brees for inspiration, and share expectations for Manziel this season.
  • Video - Can Manziel be more like Brees? 04:21

    Can Manziel be more like Brees?

    Jun 28
    ESPN Browns reporter Jeremy Fowler discusses Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther's comments that Johnny Manziel should emulate Drew Brees.

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    Jul 3
    Jackson had a good season last year, after bouncing back from an ACL injury. Mel Kiper Jr. believes Alabama will move Jackson from corner to safety to...
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    Jul 2
    Mike Martin (Michael J. LeBrecht II/1Deuce3 Photography) This week The MMQB is running a few stories by Peter King from the pages of Sports Illustrated. This story first appeared in the December 12, 2011 issue. With Special Reporting by Matt Gagne, Joan…
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    Jul 1
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    Jun 29
    With the 2015 college football season nearly here, Mel Kiper turns his attention to the 2016 draft, ranking the top 10 prospects at each position.