AFC North News and Rumors
Ron Wolf knows Holmgren failed in Cleveland because he couldn’t find a quarterbackprofootballtalk.com Updated 4 hours agoSoon, 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…Share Tweet
Mike Tice: Trent Richardson’s “quickness came around”profootballtalk.com 4 hours agoThere’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…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 11 hours agoPlayers 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…Share Tweet
Sunday morning one-linersprofootballtalk.com 11 hours agoFive 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 …Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 12 hours agoWide 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 …Share TweetESPN.com Jul 4 (yesterday)Police poke fun at suspect's resemblance to Joe FlaccoShare Tweet
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?Share Tweetprofootballtalk.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…Share Tweet
Mohamed Sanu shows Bengals he can hit a 60-yard field goalprofootballtalk.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…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.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…Share Tweet
Isaiah Battle to work out for teams on July 7profootballtalk.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…Share TweetHow 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…Share Tweet
With eye to the future, Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher bolster Bengals offensive line: AFC North rookie spotlightcleveland.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.Share Tweet
NFL sets July 9 date for supplemental draftThe 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…Share TweetLast 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…Share Tweet
Jeremy Hill focused on breaking more tackles this yearAfter 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…Share TweetThe 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 …Share Tweet
Pryor hints he'll attempt 'slash' role with BrownsPryor hints he'll attempt 'slash' role with BrownsShare TweetNFL Nation TV wonders if Russell Wilson should be league's highest-paid QBShare Tweet
AFC North Q&A: Can Andy Dalton take the next step and win a playoff game?AFC North Q&A: Can Andy Dalton take the next step and win a playoff game?Share TweetBefore 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…Share Tweet
Eric Winston: Don’t expect too much from Jake Fisher too soonprofootballtalk.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…Share Tweet
Barkevious Mingo isn’t “guaranteed anything” with Brownsprofootballtalk.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…Share Tweet
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?Share Tweet
AFC North rookie spotlight: Ravens' Maxx Williams could make Browns, Steelers regret not taking himcleveland.com Jun 29 (7 days ago)Ravens reportedly jumped ahead of Steelers to select Williams in the second round.Share Tweet
Steelers enter bid to host 2023 Super BowlJul 1Damien Woody discusses whether another potential cold-weather Super Bowl would be problematic for NFL players.
Jim Brown: No middle ground on ManzielJun 30Adam 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.
Bengals DC: Manziel should emulate BreesJun 29Mark 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.
Can Manziel be more like Brees?Jun 28ESPN Browns reporter Jeremy Fowler discusses Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther's comments that Johnny Manziel should emulate Drew Brees.
Kiper: Top safety prospects for 2016 (Insider)Jul 3Jackson 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...
One Team, 25 Years OnJul 2Mike 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…
Countdown: A Week in the Life of the ’95 PackersJul 1Favre’s game against the Lions, as well as past injuries, left him battered, bruised and in full recuperation mode on Monday morning. (Focus on Sports/Getty Images) This week The MMQB is running several past stories by Peter King from the pages of Sport…
Mel Kiper's top 2016 prospects by position - NFLJun 29With the 2015 college football season nearly here, Mel Kiper turns his attention to the 2016 draft, ranking the top 10 prospects at each position.