AFC North News and Rumors
Checkdown Audible: Steelers, AFC North Discussion
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The Pittsburgh Steelers and the remaining AFC North teams have received mixed reviews from assorted sporting news media since the beginning of the free agency signing period. In this first installment of Checkdown Audible, I’ll dig into what is being ta…Share Tweet
ESPN.com 17 hours agoThe Pittsburgh Steelers will apparently take a closer look one of the most talented players in the NFL draft after Randy Gregory’s stock took a potential hit following an admission of a failed drug test. The Steelers will host Gregory for a pre-draft vi…Share Tweet
Cleveland Browns money trail shows premium on DBs, OLsESPN.com 24 hours agoOne of the best ways to crystallize a general manager’s priorities is through his spending. Where teams invest the most money can help illustrate where they believe games will be won or lost. Yes, some numbers can be skewed (many franchise cornerstones …Share Tweet
Updating the Bengals' free-agency scorecardESPN.com Mar 27 (yesterday)CINCINNATI -- Now that Terence Newman and Taylor Mays have signed with the Minnesota Vikings, the Cincinnati Bengals have lost three players to free agency this year. Since it's been a while, let's take a quick look at where things stand with the Bengal…Share Tweet
Despite losses, AFC North coaches expect another tough year in divisionbaltimoresun.com Mar 27 (yesterday)The offseason has brought plenty of change in the AFC North, but it hasn’t altered a certain belief among the division’s head coaches.Share Tweet
Bengals have big defensive-line decisions loomingESPN.com Mar 27 (yesterday)CINCINNATI -- All of a sudden, the pool of talent on the Cincinnati Bengals' defensive line has grown deep. The team's primary offseason objective has been accomplished. Fresh off a year in which their defensive line was arguably the weakest link of a d…Share TweetThe Vikings will reportedly soon finalize a contract with a cornerback whom head coach Mike Zimmer knows well. According to Darren Wolfson of KSTP-TV in St. Paul, Minnesota is likely to sign Bengals corner Terence Newman on Friday. Ian Rapoport of NFL M…Share TweetESPN.com Mar 26 (yesterday)If the Pittsburgh Steelers are ever going to use a first-round draft pick again on a cornerback – they have not done so since 1997 – this would appear to be the year to do it. Cornerback and outside linebacker are the Steelers’ biggest need with the dra…Share Tweet
Vinny Testaverde working as quarterback tutor for ECU prospectWhen Chris Weinke left IMG to take a job as the Rams quarterback coach, he was replaced by another old guy who once played for the Panthers. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden is under the tutelage of…Share TweetAt the recently-concluded NFL meetings, the league advised the Browns and the Falcons of the punishments they’ll be facing for their recent violations of the rules. Browns G.M. Ray Farmer sent text messages to the sideline during games, and the Falcons …Share TweetThe Bengals obviously have no qualms with bringing back known commodities. The team announced they had re-signed defensive tackle Pat Sims, who spent the last two years with the Raiders. The veteran spent his previous five seasons with the Bengals, and …Share Tweet
Browns center Alex Mack on cautious rehab planESPN.com Mar 26 (yesterday)CLEVELAND – Alex Mack stands tall inside the Browns’ weight room on a dreary March day, wearing team workout gear and sporting a thick beard. He’s ditched the crutches and the wheeled cart he once used to support a shattered left fibula. He’s looking li…Share TweetPITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers added depth at wide receiver when they brought back another one of their free agents. The team re-signed Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract. The former first-round draft pick caught just three passes last sea…Share Tweet
Thursday links: Rule changes and more from NFL owners meetingsclevelandbrowns.com Mar 26 (2 days ago)Devon Still's daughter in remission and other headlines from the AFC North, NFLShare Tweetprofootballtalk.com Mar 26 (2 days ago)Two things seem apparent in regards to former Ravens running back Ray Rice. Plenty of people want to see him get a second chance in theory. No one, however, seems interested in putting that theory into practice. A number of coaches at the league meeting…Share Tweet
Ravens continue to challenge safety Matt ElamThe regression of Matt Elam forced the Baltimore Ravens to sign a starting safety in free agency and publicly prod the 2012 first-round pick. For the second time in two months, the Ravens stressed the importance for Elam to become a better football play…Share Tweet
What did we learn about the Cleveland Browns at the NFL meetings?PHOENIX -- What key things did I learn from spending time with the Cleveland Browns at the NFL owners meetings? 1) The Browns feel strongly that Josh McCown "stabilized" the quarterback position. Stabilized. General Manager Ray Farmer, coach M…Share Tweet
Bengals have unique juggling act with Vontaze BurfictCINCINNATI -- On one hand, the Cincinnati Bengals have to expect that a healthy Vontaze Burfict will be back to playing like the intimidating, aggressive tackler he was for most of his first three seasons. On the other, they also have to prepare for the…Share Tweet
Still Thrilled Daughter's Cancer In RemissionMar 26Devon Still talks about how incredible it is that his daughter Leah's cancer is now in remission, then she joins the "NFL Live" crew herself and expresses her happiness.
AFC North Offseason AgendasMar 25NFL Nation reporters discuss what they learned about the AFC North teams during the NFL owners meetings.
Sources: Browns, Falcons Told Of DisciplineMar 25ESPN Browns reporter Jeremy Fowler discusses the penalties the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons face for violating league policies.
Devon Still's Daughter In RemissionMar 25Devon Still annouced today on Instagram Wednesday his daughter Leah's cancer was in remission.
ESPN NowMar 26Randy Gregory is one of five linebackers or defensive ends projected to go in the top 10 picks of Mel Kiper Jr.'s Mock Draft 3.0. In the common draft ...
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The Eagles Have AnswersMar 25PHOENIX — Lunch was served just before noon at the annual NFL meetings Tuesday. Lunch’s name was Jeffrey Lurie. Under a scalding sun on a cloudless 87-degree day, Lurie, the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, stood for a mostly withering 40-minute cross-…