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AFC North News and Rumors
Speedy wideout reportedly plans to skip Pittsburgh's offseason workoutsLast week, the Ravens locked up their most important restricted free agent, cornerback Lardarius Webb, with a five-year contract extension. Meanwhile, the rival Pittsburgh Steelers a…Upvote Share Tweet
Outside linebacker Keith Rivers, who was traded today to the New York Giants for a fifth-round pick, wasn't the only disappointment in the Bengals' 2008 draft class. Cincinnati failed to find a long-term impact player out of its 10 picks that year. Rive…Upvote Share Tweetcleveland.com Apr 12, 2012"I prefer Weeden at 22 or 37 to Tannehill at #4. Weeden is ready now, has a stronger arm, is better suited (build-wise) for the AFC North and has more experience as a QB. I think you have to look to fill a void at #4. The voids are RT, RB, WR. One …Upvote Share TweetOne of the strengths of the NFL is that some of the teams in the smallest markets are also some of the teams with the strongest fan bases. And in Pittsburgh, the Steelers are finding that they have a bigger fan base than they can accommodate at Heinz Fi…Upvote Share Tweet
Todd McShay's mock 5.0: AFC North styleESPN's Todd McShay offered the fifth version of his 2012 mock draft this week. It's a little different than his previous ones because he discusses the different scenarios facing each team. Here's a look at the AFC North part of it: 4. Cleveland Browns V…Upvote Share Tweet
Bill Polian addresses Browns trading downWe've been debating what the Cleveland Browns should do with the fourth overall pick for months. And, like many of you already know, I'm in favor of taking Alabama running back Trent Richardson. Bill Polian, former NFL general manager and current ESPN a…Upvote Share TweetBroncos receiver Demaryius Thomas raced 80 yards with a Tim Tebow pass in overtime against the Steelers to score one of the biggest touchdowns of the year in the NFL. It would also prove to be Tebow’s last pass in Denver as a Bronco, and Thomas doesn’Upvote Share TweetAnother day, another restricted free agent signs a one-year contract to stay with his former team. Steelers offensive linemen Doug Legursky said on his Twitter page (via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) that Legursky has signed his tender an…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Apr 12, 2012CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals have agreed to a deal with cornerback Terence Newman, an unrestricted free agent from Dallas who struggled in pass coverage last season.Upvote Share Tweet
On The Clock: Harbaugh brothersESPN's Trent Dilfer, Chris Mortensen and Mel Kiper Jr. talk about the intensity of the Harbaugh brothers and the draft needs for the Ravens and 49ers. Mortensen also predicts a Harbaugh will be hoisting up the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the 2012 seas…Upvote Share TweetPITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery.Upvote Share TweetAlabama inside linebacker Dont'a Hightower is having a pre-draft visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers today. Hightower is the popular pick to go to the Steelers in the first round. His leadership ability (a two-time captain at Alabama) and experience in t…Upvote Share TweetRavens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie has been ordered to pay $4.3 million to a company that gave him a loan before last year’s lockout. Pro Player Funding, a company that specialized in “lockout loans” last year, has obtained a judgment against MUpvote Share TweetWednesday was an awfully busy day for the Giants. They made a trade with the Bengals for linebacker Keith Rivers, signed offensive tackle Sean Locklear and capped their day by signing free agent cornerback Antwaun Molden. The move, which Molden announce…Upvote Share TweetFew teams have drafted as well as the Ravens in recent years. But in a reminder of just how hard it is to get draft evaluations right every time, the former coach of the Ravens said this morning that one of the biggest draft busts in history was also th…Upvote Share TweetEvery morning, grab a cup of coffee and get your AFC North wake-up call here: The Baltimore Ravens could be in line to make a repeat appearance on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this summer. If the New York Jets pass on the show, HBO has interest in feat…Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Central: Felix JonesApr 12ESPN Insider Chris Sprow discusses Felix Jones' future with the Cowboys.
Ryan Tannehill Overrated?Apr 12Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay debate if QB Ryan Tannehill is the most overrated player in the NFL draft.
Quarterback BreakdownApr 12Todd McShay discusses who will get drafted after Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.