AFC North News and Rumors
The Cincinnati Bengals’ schedule has them playing the Miami Dolphins in Week 4 on Sept. 29. The following day, star wide receiver A.J. Green’s first baby is due. Green says he’ll skip a game if the baby arrives on a Bengals game day, via the Cincinnati …Share Tweet
Andrew Luck: I’ll try to stop making tackles by eliminating interceptionsprofootballtalk.com 12 minutes agoBengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been told to stop making tackles after he broke his throwing hand trying to make a stop after an interception last season. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck thinks he has a better way to protect himself: Not throw interce…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 48 minutes agoBrowns vice president Sashi Brown, while telling reporters the team was serious about winning now, said they weren’t looking to trade wide receiver Josh Gordon. While that’s technically true (at the moment), that doesn’t mean there weren’t attempts. Acc…Share TweetAs much grief as the Cleveland Browns get, give them credit for not being dumb and trading Josh Gordon right now. There have been reports all week that multiple NFL teams have been asking about Gordon’s availability, and why wouldn’t they? Gordon was re…Share Tweet
Steve Smith won’t play this week for Ravens, Suggs and Dumervil unlikelyprofootballtalk.com 5 hours agoThe Ravens are going to put Joe Flacco on the field Saturday night against the Lions, but most of their other recovering-from-injury stars are going to get the night off. Via Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun, veteran wide receiver Steve Smith has already…Share TweetESPN.com 6 hours agoRavens salute Navy's Keenan Reynolds as 'America's finest,' but will he make team?Share Tweet
Ravens' Watson helps feed flood relief workersESPN.com 14 hours agoRavens' Watson helps feed flood relief workersShare Tweet
Report: Panthers will take a look at Whitnerprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoVeteran safety Donte Whitner is flying to Charlotte Friday and will work out for the Panthers, NFL Network reported. Whitner, 31, was cut by the Browns in April after two seasons. He’s a veteran of 10 NFL seasons and a three-time Pro Bowler. The Panther…Share Tweet
Browns VP: “We would be very disappointed if we have four wins”profootballtalk.com 20 hours agoSure, the Browns offloaded Barkevious Mingo today. But in hanging onto Josh Gordon and Josh McCown for the moment, the Browns hope to prove they’re serious about winning. As in, this year. Seriously. (Cue Donald Sutherland in Animal House: “I’m not joki…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 20 hours agoTight end Ladarius Green’s physical condition has been the subject of much discussion this summer, including a report that he’s still experiencing recurring headaches after suffering a pair of concussions last season. That report led to talk that Green …Share TweetThe Browns weren’t just able to chisel a fifth-round pick out of someone they might have cut anyway because they’re so shrewd. There was actually interest in Barkevious Mingo from others as well. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Lions a…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 21 hours agoThe 2017 NFL Draft is shaping up to be a three-day Cleveland Browns infomercial. Yes, there will be a Trent Richardson/Johnny Manziel montage. But the Browns are in line to be making plenty of picks as they try to move forward. The Browns added another …Share TweetAs expected, Steelers linebacker James Harrison submitted for his Al Jazeera-sparked PED interview on Thursday morning. Via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, both sides kept quiet after the meeting ended. That’s likely good news for Harrison,…Share TweetESPN.com 23 hours agoRavens' Joe Flacco not welcoming first hit in Saturday's preseason debutShare Tweet
Why Your Team Sucks 2016: Cincinnati Bengalsdeadspin.com 23 hours agoSome people are fans of the Cincinnati Bengals. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Cincinnati Bengals. This 2016 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here. And buy Drew’s new book here.Read…Share Tweet
Bengals tell Dalton to stop trying to make tacklesThe Bengals’ Super Bowl hopes were dealt a huge blow last year when quarterback Andy Dalton broke his hand trying to make a tackle. That won’t happen again. That’s the word from Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, who said this morning on PFT Live that it ha…Share Tweet
Lack of discretion on medical information could hurt SteelersFor the second time in less than a year, the Steelers have been linked to leaking negative information about the health of a player. Some who work for other teams are wondering whether this will make players think twice for trusting the Steelers with th…Share TweetOn the surface, a Keenan Lewis reunion in Pittsburgh makes sense. The former Steelers cornerback visited with the team this week after being cut by the Saints, but a deal doesn’t seem imminent. According to Gery Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the…Share Tweet
Brown focused on bettering game, not contractJul 31Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown explains how his focus is not on a contract, but getting better at his game. He also offers his take on some of the Steelers' top playmakers facing suspensions or possibility of suspension in two consecutive year
RG III knows he has a lot to proveJul 29Robert Griffin III speaks with Bob Holtzman about his mindset as training camp begins.
Why more NFL players are leaving the game earlyJul 29Eugene Monroe and Domonique Foxworth both retired from the NFL at a young age. On Outside the Lines, they discuss why the NFL is seeing a shift as more and more players 30 and under are voluntarily retiring.
SC Cartoons: DeAngelo Williams and GoliathJul 29Former Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams tells the story of his battle with Kris Jenkins from his rookie year.