This is the February 2, 2013 news archive. View today's AFC North rumors and news.

AFC North News and Rumors

Pro Football Hall Of Fame Calls Up Sapp, Parcells, Ogden, Allen…

Pro Football Hall Of Fame Calls Up Sapp, Parcells, Ogden, Allen and Carter

deadspin.com ESPN.com Updated Feb 2, 2013
The NFL's next Hall of Fame class, just announced, has a few dudes the TV made famous. There's Bill Parcells, who made a coaching career of winning two Super Bowls with the Giants and then convincing other teams believe he might ever do it again; Chris …
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Men Of Canton: Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonatha…

    Men Of Canton: Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonathan…

    CNNSI.com Feb 2, 2013
    Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen have been elected to the Hall of Fame. The class includes 2 senior selections, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Jacoby Jones’ mom keeps Ravens happy with her New Orleans cooki…

    Jacoby Jones’ mom keeps Ravens happy with her New Orleans cooking

    yahoo.com Feb 2, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens like receiver/returner Jacoby Jones for a lot of reasons. They like his ability to take it to the house when he returns a punt or kickoff (he had three total return touchdowns this season), and they certainly liked his speed when he…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens will have super sparkly shoe…

    Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens will have super sparkly shoes for Super Bowl Sunday

    yahoo.com Feb 2, 2013
    For his last football game, Ray Lewis is going to sparkle. All of the Baltimore Ravens will wear custom cleats made by Under Armour, a company based in Baltimore, Md. But the Ravens' retiring star will wear gold Under Armour cleats with the kind of shin…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • If Your Super Bowl Party Doesn't Have A Grid Pool, You're Just …

    If Your Super Bowl Party Doesn't Have A Grid Pool, You're Just Getting Fatter And Watching Commercials

    deadspin.com Feb 2, 2013
    The first time I heard a grid pool described, my father was coming home with a pocketful of bills he'd just won down at his favorite watering hole. Essentially you make a 10-by-10 grid, strip numbers vertically and horizontally, buy a square, and if the…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • 49ers, Ravens let family and friends attend Saturday practices

    49ers, Ravens let family and friends attend Saturday practices

    profootballtalk.com Feb 2, 2013
    As the 49ers and Ravens had their final Super Bowl practices on Saturday at the Superdome, both Harbaugh brothers allowed players and coaches to bring their friends and families along, on the theory that the most important thing at this late point is to…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Bettis comes up short for Hall of Fame again

    Bettis comes up short for Hall of Fame again

    ESPN.com Feb 2, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Steelers running back Jerome Bettis failed to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame for a third straight year. Bettis is the sixth-leading rusher in NFL history with 13,662 yards. The top four (Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders and …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • No Hall of Fame for Art Modell

    No Hall of Fame for Art Modell

    ESPN.com Feb 2, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Art Modell, the former Browns and Ravens owner, will not make the Hall of Fame this year. Modell, who was perhaps the most controversial finalist, didn't make the first cut when the field was narrowed from 15 to 10 candidates. He has been…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Candid Chris Canty: NY Giants defensive tackle preparing to tac…

    Candid Chris Canty: NY Giants defensive tackle preparing to tackle a career behind the microphone

    nydailynews.com Feb 2, 2013
    Chris Canty will watch Sunday’s Ravens-49ers matchup in Super Bowl XLVII with a critical eye. And it will have nothing to do with studying players he’ll go up against in the future.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • A.J. Green was frustrated by Bengals’ game plan in playoff loss

    A.J. Green was frustrated by Bengals’ game plan in playoff loss

    profootballtalk.com Feb 2, 2013
    During the Bengals’ playoff loss to the Texans, we noted how odd it was that Cincinnati’s offensive game plan seemed to be ignoring wide receiver A.J. Green. Unsurprisingly, Green felt the same way. Green said this week that the Bengals’ coaches tho
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Culliver to have sensitivity training, help youth

    Culliver to have sensitivity training, help youth

    CNNSI.com Feb 2, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver will begin sensitivity training and education immediately after the Super Bowl following his anti-gay remarks this week, then start volunteer work with at-risk homosexual youth nationwide…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • The Ravens Kicking Coach Is Already Mayor Of One New Jersey Tow…

    The Ravens Kicking Coach Is Already Mayor Of One New Jersey Town, Wants To Be Governor

    deadspin.com Feb 2, 2013
    Randy Brown has been the mayor of Evesham Township in New Jersey since 2007, and the Baltimore Ravens kicking coach since 2008. Brown was once kicking coach of the Chicago Bears, a consultant with the Eagles, and has run a kicking camp. In his tenure wi…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Final Word: Super Bowl XLVII

    Final Word: Super Bowl XLVII

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Feb 2, 2013
    Five nuggets of knowledge about the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII: Super sendoff: There is no better way for Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis to end his illustrious 17-year career than with a Super Bowl victory. Lewis would join an elite group of star…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Cheerleader says Ravens left her home because she gained weight

    Cheerleader says Ravens left her home because she gained weight

    profootballtalk.com Feb 2, 2013
    Deer antler spray isn’t the only bizarre controversy surrounding the Ravens at the Super Bowl: A cheerleader says the team didn’t bring her to the Super Bowl because she gained weight during the season. Courtney Lenz, who has just concluded her fifth
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • What time is the Super Bowl?: Answers to your questions about t…

    What time is the Super Bowl?: Answers to your questions about the big game

    yahoo.com Feb 2, 2013
    After two weeks of hype, Super Bowl XLVII is almost here. The San Francisco 49ers will be looking for a record-tying sixth Super Bowl championship while the Baltimore Ravens will be looking to send Ray Lewis into retirement with the second title in fran…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Keeping Score: What Stats and Simulations Say About the Super B…

    Keeping Score: What Stats and Simulations Say About the Super Bowl

    nytimes.com Feb 2, 2013
    The 49ers have the edge in several key statistical categories that can help predict the winner of the Super Bowl.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - The Harbaugh DNA 04:00

    The Harbaugh DNA

    Feb 2
    Childhood friends of the Harbaugh brothers, John and Jeff Minick, share their childhood experiences that have molded John and Jim into winners.
  • Video - Jonathan Ogden selected to 2013 Hall of Fame 06:52

    Jonathan Ogden selected to 2013 Hall of Fame

    Feb 2
    Former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden expresses his joy and appreciation as a Hall of Fame Class of 2013 enshrinee.
  • Video - Brace Yourself For The Super Bowl 02:53

    Brace Yourself For The Super Bowl

    Feb 2
    Prim Siripipat talks with Stephania Bell about a high-tech brace that two key players will be wearing on Super Bowl Sunday
  • Video - Colin Kaepernick One-On-One With Steve Young 02:55

    Colin Kaepernick One-On-One With Steve Young

    Feb 2
    Colin Kaepernick sits down with Steve Young to discuss his 2012 season.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: How to fix the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Feb 2
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Pro Football Hall of Fame will announce its Class of 2013 this afternoon in a nationally televised program from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and it wants fans to Tweet their thoughts about the selection process, with the ha…