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A stinger continues to hamper Isaac Redman, but one thing the nettlesome pinched nerve won’t do is prevent the Steelers running back from lobbying to play Thursday in the team’s final preseason game. Redman is listed as the co-starter at running back. W…Upvote Share TweetThe Browns cut four players on Monday morning as they started making their way to 75 players before Tuesday afternoon’s deadline and they continued the process in the afternoon. Cleveland placed running back Dion Lewis on injured reserve, a move that’s …Upvote Share Tweet
Baron Batch was bad fit for SteelersLe'Veon Bell’s foot injury probably cost third-year running back Baron Batch any chance of making the Steelers. Batch was among the players cut Sunday as the Steelers trimmed their roster to 75 players, and he was simply a luxury the team couldn’t affor…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com is continuing to reveal its list of the top 100 NFL players. Click here for a look at the players who made the list from 41 to 50 on offense and defense. Only one player from the division made the players ranked from 41 to 50: DEFENSE 50. Larda…Upvote Share Tweet
Some separation in Ravens' receiver battleIn watching the Baltimore Ravens' last preseason game, Marlon Brown didn't look like an undrafted rookie and Tandon Doss did. There was some clarity achieved in the pecking order for the Ravens' receivers. The top three are locks: Torrey Smith, Jacoby J…Upvote Share Tweet
Andy Dalton: 'Smells like victory'If you've been a regular reader of the blog, you know I've been critical of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton for his playoff performances, his effectiveness on third downs, and the interceptions that were returned for touchdowns. Well, it's ti…Upvote Share TweetThe Bengals got good news about right tackle Andre Smith this weekend when the MRI on the left knee he tweaked against the Cowboys came back clean. That means Smith is on track to start in Week One, but it’s not so clear if Andrew Whitworth will be lini…Upvote Share TweetThe Ravens traded wide receiver Anquan Boldin and lost tight end Dennis Pitta to a hip injury, leaving plenty of room for wide receiver Torrey Smith to step into a larger role in the offense. Mike Florio will talk to Smith about that change in circumsta…Upvote Share Tweet
Browns waive Paul Kruger's brotherThe Cleveland Browns cut four players Monday, including defensive end Dave Kruger, the brother of outside linebacker Paul Kruger. Dave Kruger signed with the Browns as an undrafted rookie out of Utah. He was slowed by a concussion early in training camp…Upvote Share Tweet
Browns cut four guys, nine to goTeams have until Tuesday afternoon to get their rosters down to 75, and the Browns are going to apparently do it a little at a time. The team released four guys Monday, getting them down to 84 players. The guys in question were defensive back Vernon Kea…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Aug 26, 2013When Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is not working on his probably Hall of Fame career – hopefully he gets inducted in Canton and not Akron – he is the star of Head & Shoulders commercials. He appeals to those who can grow hair, and is the…Upvote Share Tweet
A.J. Green proves he's completely healthyThe Cincinnati Bengals' offense looked sloppy in Saturday's preseason loss at Dallas. Their defense looked shaky at times, especially on third downs and in the red zone. But A.J. Green looked like A.J. Green, which is the biggest positive to come out of…Upvote Share TweetPittsburgh Steelers team reporter Scott Brown will handle the morning links for the rest of the week, but here are some Steelers headlines to kick off your Monday ... The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ron Cook believes the Steelers can't afford to lose rook…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Aug 26, 2013Cleveland Browns coach Rob Chudzinski previously planned to rest his starters in the preseason finale against Chicago. That was until his new Browns looked like the old ones against the Indianapolis Colts this past Saturday. The Browns seemed like a pro…Upvote Share Tweet
Wake-up: Shayne Graham takes the leadIf Week 3 of the preseason is truly a dress rehearsal for the regular season, the AFC North teams have some work to do. All four division teams lost, and most of the starters had forgettable performances. Speaking of losing, the AFC North wake-up call w…Upvote Share Tweet
Not Just About Adrian PetersonAug 26Not Just About Adrian Peterson
Arian Foster: The AFC’s Mystery ManAug 26HOUSTON — Battle of the heavyweights here Sunday. When it was mostly first-teamers versus first-teamers through the first half, the score was the rejuvenated Saints (with some frisky new pups on defense) 17, Texans (minus J.J. Watt and Arian Foster) 16.…
Chadiha: Lacy might be the draft's biggest stealAug 26In need of a jolt to their running game, the Packers might have found their answer in Eddie Lacy, Jeffri Chahida writes.