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profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 11, 2013
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam no longer owns a part of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers announced Thursday that Haslam’s stake in the club has been sold. Haslam was a minority shareholder of the Steelers before becoming controlling owner of tUpvote Share Tweet
So why did the Patriots re-sign receiver Julian Edelman the same day they signed Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet? Because Edelman was available at a bargain price. Per a league source, Edelman’s one-year deal will pay the five-yearUpvote Share TweetFormer Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is meeting with the linebacker-needy Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Bengals hosted former Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby for a visit …Upvote Share TweetThe Eagles have dealt Dion Lewis to Cleveland for linebacker Emmanuel Acho, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday. Last week, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Lewis was available in trade. Lewis (5-8, 195) rushed for 69 yards on 13 carries for the EaUpvote Share TweetSometimes, a guy who doesn’t get it suddenly gets it after he has been cut. If that’s the case with former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain, the Ravens will have gotten a steal. If it isn’t, they’ll be able to move on with minimal expense. McClaUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 11, 2013Baltimore Ravens The signing of inside linebacker Rolando McClain means the Ravens can stick to their draft philosophy of selecting the best player available. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun has the story. Garrett Downing of the team's website focuses…Upvote Share TweetThe Chargers have a glaring need at left tackle, and it appears they’re making a contingency plan if they can’t draft one. According to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, the Chargers have reached out to the agent for Ravens free agent Bryant McKinnie,Upvote Share Tweet
Are the Ravens better now?Apr 11After a number of offseason moves, are the Baltimore Ravens now better than last year's Super Bowl winning team? Brian Billick and Charley Casserly discuss.
James Harrison visits Cincinnati BengalsApr 11Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison paid a visit to the Bengals, so will he sign with Cincinnati? Ian Rapoport has the latest.
Eric Wright of Tampa Bay Buccaneers took $6.25M pay cut -- sourceApr 11Eric Wright, one of the top acquisitions in the 2012 free-agent market, accepted a $6.25 million pay cut to stay with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source.