AFC North News and Rumors
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The Ravens got more worried about cornerback Lardarius Webb’s back after his Friday injury had not resolved itself in time for Monday’s practice, which led them to send him for more tests in hopes of finding out when he’d be able to get back to work. Aa…Upvote Share Tweet
Bengals' Atkins taken off PUP, will practiceESPN.com 10 minutes agoThe Cincinnati Bengals medically cleared defensive tackle Geno Atkins on Wednesday, officially removing him from the active physically unable to perform list.Upvote Share TweetA Browns fan that made a video of himself urinating on Art Modell’s grave may find himself in jail as a result of his decision to vent his anger in that manner and share it with the world. Authorities in Maryland said Tuesday that they will charge the m…Upvote Share Tweet
Cam Thomas faces a Ron Mexico-style lawsuitprofootballtalk.com 11 hours agoTwo years before Mike Vick became known as a dogfighter, he was sued for giving a woman herpes. The case introduced the football-following world to Ron Mexico, the alias Vick allegedly used when seeking treatment. Now, Steelers defensive lineman Cam Tho…Upvote Share Tweet
Five questions: Cleveland Brownsprofootballtalk.com 15 hours agoSince returning to the NFL in 1999 after a three-year hiatus, the Browns have had more lows than highs. One playoff appearance a dozen years ago, one other winning season, and otherwise futility. In recent years, the futility has flowed in large part fr…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 16 hours agoBEREA, Ohio -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of the Cleveland Browns training camp: Tuesday was a day for the defense, with offense struggling in major ways. Four passes were intercepted -- by Jordan Poyer, Justin Gilbert, Tashaun Gipson a…Upvote Share Tweet
Steelers seize on Ben saying, “I want to be here”profootballtalk.com 19 hours agoThe not-so-subtle media tug-of-war continues between the Steelers and quarterback Ben Roerhlisberger regarding his future with the team, which will depend in large part on the size of the dollars the Steelers plan to pay him on his next contract. If Ben…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 19 hours agoBEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns and WR Josh Gordon may not know what to expect from Friday’s meeting with league officials in New York. But this much is clear: Gordon has looked at times in practice as if he expects to lose his appeal of his yearlon…Upvote Share Tweet
Steelers have call to make on WorildsESPN.com 19 hours agoLATROBE, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers might be “open for business” as general manager Kevin Colbert put it on Monday, but there are several constraints when it comes to signing some of their own players to new long-term deals. The Steelers have a litt…Upvote Share Tweet
Browns happy to see scuffles at practiceprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoPractice scuffles are a training camp inevitability and we’ve seen them break out at several camps already this summer. It was the Browns’ turn on Tuesday and their practice featured a big blowup. NFL.com has video of the incident, which seemed to invol…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 20 hours agoThe Baltimore Ravens have gone to the Arena League to add more depth to their secondary. The Ravens signed defensive back Marrio Norman and waived wide receiver Gerrard Sheppard. Norman, who turns 28 next month, played the past two seasons for the Cleve…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 20 hours agoThe legal team for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will argue in a hearing Friday that its client has disputed test results that were caused from secondhand marijuana smoke, according to sources.Upvote Share Tweet
The Ravens are just trolling you at this pointprofootballtalk.com 20 hours agoIt is no longer fair to accuse the Ravens of being tone-deaf when it comes to their presentation of suspended wife-beater Ray Rice. Because that would presume they’re not doing it on purpose. The Ravens continue to make a martyr out of the guy who dragg…Upvote Share TweetA day-by-day and honest look at Johnny Manziel's first training camp with the Cleveland Browns: THE WORK: Wednesday was not a particularly good day for either quarterback, as the defense responded to prodding from head coach Mike Pettine to produce a mu…Upvote Share TweetFor various obvious reasons, the Ravens would be wise to highlight basically any player other than Ray Rice right now. Focusing on C.J. Mosley, Torrey Smith, or even Joe Flacco would be a good idea. The team site, however, is not pursuing this strategy.…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 21 hours agoA look at a few Cincinnati Bengals offensive players who have made strong impressions through the first five practices of training camp: DEFENSIVE ENDS Carlos Dunlap: Expectations are high for the fifth-year lineman this season. They're so high that def…Upvote Share Tweet
Reducing big plays priority for RavensESPN.com 22 hours agoOne of the last things that Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees wants to see is deep passes completed against his players. So what happens in the first week of training camp? Joe Flacco rediscovers his touch on downfield throws against the …Upvote Share Tweet
Johnny Manziel has a different style than Dan Marino, but Marino likes ityahoo.com Jul 29 (yesterday)WAYNE, N.J. – While the talking heads and pundits question Johnny Manziel's ability to transition to the NFL, Miami Dolphins legend and Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino said he sees a bright future for the Cleveland Browns first-round pick. That is, …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jul 29 (yesterday)LATROBE, Pa. -- Another milestone in Sean Spence's remarkable recovery occurred Monday afternoon when the Steelers linebacker practiced in pads for the first time since shredding his left knee almost two years ago. Spence said his knee held up well on t…Upvote Share Tweet
Bengal Quick Take: Veteran versatilityESPN.com Jul 29 (yesterday)Welcome to the Cincinnati Bengals' first off day of training camp. We begin with ith only one morning take, and we'll have our regular multiple "takes" again Wednesday. This lone take has to do with Danieal Manning, the veteran safety who came…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jul 29 (yesterday)The Steelers have parted ways with several veteran players in the last couple of years as they’ve tried to get younger and more athletic, but they aren’t totally closing the door on the return of a couple of elder statesmen. Steelers General Manager Kev…Upvote Share Tweet
Ray Rice Expected To Face The Media ThursdayJul 30Sal Paolantonio reports from Ravens camp on the team's plan for handling the Ray Rice situation.
Top 100 plays of 2013: No. 30Jul 30Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard pulls out the spin move on this run against the Minnesota Vikings that earns the spot of play no. 30 in "NFL AM's Top 100 plays of 2013" countdown.
NFL quarterback competitions: Good or bad?Jul 29The "NFL Total Access" crew debates whether the quarterback competitions are good or bad for the Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel shows struggles in practiceJul 29Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel shows signs of struggle during practice on Tuesday.
Five Things I Think I Think: Carolina PanthersJul 29.
Five Things I Think I Think: New Orleans SaintsJul 29.
Panthers Report: Cam Newton Might Really Have to be SupermanJul 29Grant Halverson/Getty Images On Monday I was in Spartanburg, S.C., for the fourth practice of the Panthers’ 20th season on the campus of Wofford College, the alma mater of owner Jerry Richardson. Minus first-round receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who was back …
The Tuesday MailbagJul 29SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Strange scene at Panthers’ training camp Monday morning: A man who looked like Michael Phelps, maybe 6-4 and 235, watching Carolina’s fourth camp practice, wearing cargo shorts and a denim shirt, sunglasses and a goatee, not botherin…