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One NFL evaluator who’s had success building through the draft sees less than 10 “special” prospects in the Class of 2013 - and a lack of depth at certain line positions on both sides of the ball. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said MondayShare Tweet
It won’t be easy to win a second straight Super Bowl in Baltimore. But with five consecutive playoff appearances, there’s no reason to think the Ravens won’t at least be in contention. To have a chance at repeating as champs, however, here are the hShare TweetNow that linebacker James Harrison has agreed to a contract with the Bengals, Karlos Dansby has to find another place to call home for the 2013 season. It could be Buffalo. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Dansby will visit with the Bills on Monday an…Share TweetWe told you earlier about Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain's latest arrest in his hometown of Decatur, Ala., this time for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. We knew McClain had been in a park among a large group of people that refused to dispers…Share Tweet
Haslam reads lengthy statement to media, takes no questionsBrowns owner Jimmy Haslam apparently has received - and is heeding - advice from his lawyers regarding the fact that anything he says can and will be used against him, if/when he personally faces charges for fraud allegedly committed by the billion-doShare Tweet
Ranking team needs: Outside linebackerThe AFC North blog continues to look at the different positions and rank each team in terms of draft need. For Monday, the blog is addressing outside linebackers. Mel Kiper Jr.'s top five outside linebackers are: Oregon's Dion Jordan, LSU's Barkevious M…Share TweetMany have linked the Cleveland Browns to Alabama's Dee Milliner at No. 6 because he is the consensus top cornerback in the draft. Or is he? Sports Illustrated's Peter King reported that teams are having injury concerns over Milliner's shoulder. Milliner…Share Tweet
Bengals work out Reid FragelThere’s danger in putting too much stock in any particular draft visit or private workout, but the late ones sometimes bear noticing for one reason or another. A league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio that the Bengals worked out Ohio State right tackleShare TweetThe Bengals could go in plenty of different directions with the 21st overall pick in the draft. Despite plenty of veterans at every level of the defense, the Bengals would benefit from youth at every level, too. Especially safety. And so they’re doing tShare TweetLinebacker Scott Fujita, an 11-year NFL veteran who has played for the Chiefs, Cowboys, Saints, and Browns, will retire from the NFL as a member of the team with which he won a Super Bowl championship. Fujita has signed a one-day contract with the Saint…Share TweetESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay put together a Mock 5.1 . How is this different from his Mock 5.0? This one accounts for the Darrelle Revis trade and makes a major change for the Browns at No. 6. But this version is still Insider, so you'll need a su…Share Tweet
John Harbaugh Made A Shirtless Friend At An Adventure Racedeadspin.com Apr 22, 2013This picture comes to us from reader Jared, who happened upon John Harbaugh and Ravens running backs coach Juan Castillo while running in the Tough Mudder Mid-Atlantic-an adventure race in which participants have to run through all manner of obstacles bShare TweetOne of the biggest questions facing James Harrison -- perhaps more than his age -- is whether he can play in the Cincinnati Bengals' 4-3 defense. For nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Harrison was an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. Now, af…Share TweetThe wake-up call is being posted a little later than usual. It's not because I had a long weekend, although I can say I had a quieter one than Rolando McClain, whose days as a Baltimore Raven may be numbered. The NFL draft is coming up in a few days, an…Share TweetCNNSI.com Apr 22, 2013It was the Trade That Had To Happen. But it almost didn't. What nearly derailed the Darrelle Revis trade, and how'd it go down anyway? Peter King has the inside details.Share Tweet
Scott Fujita Retires As A SaintApr 22LB Scott Fujita signs a one-day contract with the Saints on Monday and announces his retirement after 11 NFL seasons.
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam responds to fraud allegationsApr 22Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam discusses the steps his company, Pilot Flying J, will take in the wake of an alleged fraud scheme.
Rolando McClain ArrestedApr 22AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley discusses Ravens LB Rolando McClain's future with Baltimore after he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.