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AFC North News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 24, 2013
The Seahawks have signed quarterback Jerrod Johnson, the club’s website reported Wednesday. Johnson, 24, was with Pittsburgh last preseason. The Steelers released him on August 31. The former Texas A&M passer also had a stint with the Eagles in 2011. JoUpvote Share Tweet
The Dolphins’ pursuit of Chiefs tackle Branden Albert has been a big storyline of late, but that may not be the only trade talk the Dolphins have engaged in recently. Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Browns are “seriously considerUpvote Share TweetThere's increasing buzz that West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith will land with the Cleveland Browns, a team that has feigned interest in drafting a quarterback with their top pick for months. In their latest mock drafts Wednesday, NFL Network draft an…Upvote Share TweetBrowns linebacker Quentin Groves‘ arrest for solicitation on April 17 remained under wraps for a week. It took much less time for Groves, who signed a two-year deal with Cleveland earlier this offseason, to address the matter once it became public. GrovUpvote Share TweetRoger Goodell, the N.F.L. commissioner, met Tuesday with Jimmy Haslam, the owner of the Browns, whose truck stop company is being investigated by the I.R.S. and F.B.I.Upvote Share Tweet
Ranking team needs: CornerbackThe AFC North blog continues to look at the different positions and rank each team in terms of draft need. For Wednesday, the blog is addressing cornerbacks. Mel Kiper Jr.'s top five cornerbacks are: Alabama's Dee Milliner, Washington's Desmond Trufant,…Upvote Share TweetSo, you're tired of all the first-round mock drafts, and the three-round one by Mel Kiper, Jr. didn't satisfy you, either. Well, this seven-round mock draft is the one for you. Scouts Inc. projects every pick in this week's draft. It's an Insider post, …Upvote Share Tweet
Cop Posing As Hooker Tells Browns LB Anal Sex Would Be An Extra $20deadspin.com Apr 24, 2013Journeyman linebacker Quentin Groves only signed with the Browns-his fourth team in six NFL seasons-last month. Welcome to Cleveland!Read more...Upvote Share TweetWhat are the top three team needs for teams in the AFC North? Chris Fedor gives his thoughts.Upvote Share TweetWith the draft rumors flying fast and furious on the day before the first round, here’s one we hadn’t previously heard: The Ravens like former Oklahoma left tackle Lane Johnson so much that they’d be willing to trade way up in the first round to getUpvote Share Tweet
Three-year draft review for AFC NorthOn the eve of the NFL draft, let's take a look back at the past three drafts for the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers: CINCINNATI BENGALS Total picks: 27. Picks still on roster: 20 (74 percent). Picks who ar…Upvote Share TweetAs it pertains to new Bengals linebacker James Harrison, we now have a dollar figure to attach to pride. And his was costly. According to Howard Balzer of the Sports Xchange, Harrison’s new two-year deal with the Bengals is worth $4.45 million, includinUpvote Share TweetAfter Tavon Austin was selected 13th overall by the New York Jets in Tuesday's blogger mock draft, ESPN's Matt Williamson predicted that the West Virginia wide receiver wouldn't last this long in the first round Thursday night. Williamson then added: &q…Upvote Share Tweet
Kelechi Osemele wants to stay at guard, but comfortable at left tackle tooWhen General Manager Ozzie Newsome last addressed the status of the Ravens’ left tackle spot, he said that the team was going to roll with Kelechi Osemele if Bryant McKinnie does not wind up re-signing with the team. Osemele says that he’s comfortableUpvote Share TweetIt's one day before the start of the NFL draft. The only news that may happen in the AFC North before the first pick is the Bengals re-signing offensive tackle Andre Smith. As I did yesterday, the wake-up call is ordered by the teams' positioning in the…Upvote Share Tweet
Mayock Mock Draft: Ravens No. 32Apr 24Mike Mayock reveals who the Baltimore Ravens should draft at pick No. 32.
Are the Cleveland Browns looking to trade down?Apr 24Solomon Wilcots reveals what he believes the Cleveland Browns may do with the 6th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Steelers Word on the StreetApr 24Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette discusses the Steelers' offseason moves and who they might look to select with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Clayton: Thrill of skill positions will wait in draftApr 24Tackles and guards will take precedence over skill positions early in the draft, writes John Clayton.
Peter King: My 2013 Mock DraftApr 24I say it every year, but this time I really mean it: There'll be a mad dash to trade down from the top. There's no Andrew Luck superstar to froth over, but there's good depth from 10 to 50. Here's how Round 1 will play out. (Editor's Note: NFL Draft Liv…