AFC North News and Rumors
Ray Rice tells Rutgers football players to “not make the mistakes that I made”profootballtalk.com 13 hours agoBefore Rutgers held its spring football game Friday night, a prominent former Scarlet Knights star addressed the team: Ray Rice. Rice, the former Ravens running back who has been out of the NFL since being released by the Ravens in September, told Steve…Share TweetFriday is the deadline for restricted free agents to solicit offer sheets from new teams, which probably leaves most players with a pretty good idea at this point about whether they’re going to receive one. We’re not sure what safety Will Hill might hav…Share Tweet
Bengals are getting targets healthier, with Marvin Jones backThe Bengals struggled with injuries throughout their receiving corps last year, but at the moment, things are looking good. Via FOX 19 in Cincinnati, wideout Marvin Jones said he had “no limitations” when the team began voluntary workouts this week. “It…Share TweetESPN.com Apr 23 (yesterday)As moment of truth approaches, Browns GM Farmer mixes messages on MariotaShare TweetA day after Browns coach Mike Pettine didn’t shoot down the talk of trading up in the draft for Marcus Mariota, G.M. Ray Farmer acknowledged that his team is open to the possibility. Asked if he would seriously consider trading the Browns’ two first-rou…Share Tweet
Ravens continue to lead NFL in Monday night road gamesESPN.com Apr 23 (yesterday)Ravens continue to lead NFL in Monday night road gamesShare TweetBernard Pierce’s career got off to a good start during in 2012 as he ran for nearly five yards a carry on the way to a Ravens Super Bowl title, but things have rarely reached a high point since then. Pierce struggled on the field for the next two season…Share TweetThe Ravens saw their leading deep threat leave as a free agent this offseason when Torrey Smith signed with the 49ers. Throwing the ball deep has been a staple of the team’s offense with Joe Flacco at quarterback and Smith played a leading role by both …Share Tweet
Justin Forsett unfazed about possibility of Ravens drafting a RBESPN.com Apr 23 (2 days ago)Justin Forsett unfazed about possibility of Ravens drafting a RBShare TweetThe Steelers will start a season without safety Troy Polamalu on the roster for the first time since 2002, which will likely have them in the market for help at the position when the draft kicks off next week. Their search for that help had Alabama’s La…Share Tweet
Report: Bengals want to extend Kevin Zeitler, Dre Kirkpatrickprofootballtalk.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)Three years ago, the Bengals took cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and right guard Kevin Zeitler in Round One. And Cincinnati would reportedly like to keep both players around for the longer term. The Bengals have designs on trying to sign both Zeitler and Ki…Share Tweet
Ravens re-sign defensive lineman Casey WalkerExclusive rights free agent defensive tackle Casey Walker signed his one-year contract offer from Baltimore on Wednesday, according to the NFL’s transactions. Walker received a $510,000 deal, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports. Walker (6-1, 335) …Share TweetThe Broncos begin the 2015 regular season at home against Baltimore, and they have opened as point spread favorites, just as they have been in 27-of-28 games in Denver since Peyton Manning arrived three years ago. However, the Broncos aren’t huge favori…Share TweetRavens linebacker C.J. Mosley should be fine by training camp, but the recovery from his offseason wrist surgery could cost him a chunk of the offseason workouts and OTAs. Via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Mosley is still in a cast after having his…Share TweetSteelers wide receiver Antonio Brown isn’t working out with his teammates at the team’s offseason program and reports on Monday indicated that he was looking for a new deal from the team. That may be the case, but it also may not be the only reason why …Share Tweet
Intriguing Hobart OL Ali Marpet visiting Browns WednesdayESPN.com Apr 22 (3 days ago)Intriguing Hobart OL Ali Marpet visiting Browns WednesdayShare TweetMarvin Lewis won’t be a lame duck this season. The Bengals extended their head coach’s contract through the 2015 season last year and they’ve elected to take the same approach with Lewis’s contract heading this year as well. The team announced on Wednes…Share TweetWhile some Browns teammates admitted they lost faith in Johnny Manziel last year, cornerback Joe Haden says he never did. And he said after spending time with Manziel after his ten-week stint in rehab, he can see the change in him, after the quarterback…Share Tweet
Sports Briefing | Football: Patriots-Steelers to Open N.F.L. Seasonnytimes.com Apr 22 (3 days ago)New England will host Pittsburgh in a game featuring two quarterbacks with a combined six Super Bowl rings and nine Super Bowl appearances: Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger.Share Tweet
Why Bengals-Raiders is one of Week One’s most intriguing matchupsIn an ever-changing NFL, the Bengals and Raiders have been all-too consistent for their own good. The Raiders haven’t made the playoffs since 2002, haven’t had a winning record in those 13 tough seasons, took until November last year to win their first …Share Tweet
Why the Browns drafted Manziel over BridgewaterApr 23Phil Savage discusses the factors that impacted the Browns' selection of quarterback Johnny Manziel over Teddy Bridgewater in the 2014 NFL draft.
Dwayne Bowe comes back to Kansas City to honor fanApr 23ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher discusses Dwayne Bowe's return to Kansas City for the funeral of Betty Johnson.
Marvin Lewis extended through '16Apr 22Louis Riddick discusses the qualities that have made Bengals coach Marvin Lewis successful in the NFL.
Pats to host Steelers in Thursday night openerApr 21ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter discusses the NFL season opener, which will see the Patriots hosting the Steelers.
All 3 rounds (Insider)Apr 23Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay went head to head making picks for the first three rounds of next week's NFL draft. So who'd they grab for your team?
All 3 rounds (Insider)Apr 23Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay went head-to-head making picks for the first three rounds of next week's NFL draft. Who'd they grab for your team?
All 3 rounds (Insider)Apr 23They've made their first-round selections. Now Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay alternate picks through the first three rounds of next week's draft. See ...
Hardy’s New Bench TrialApr 23The new NFL was on display Wednesday afternoon when it suspended Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy for the first 10 games of 2015 season, without pay, for allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill his former girlfriend in May 2014. Though a judge foun…