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AFC North News and Rumors
Recent in-game audio from Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco includes the Super Bowl MVP urging teammates to take out 49ers return specialist Ted Ginn Jr. during the last play of Baltimore’s championship win. Predictably, the question of whether Flacco was jUpvote Share Tweet
Flacco could give Ravens a break with structure, not amountAs the Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco attempt to work out a long-term deal before the March 4 deadline for applying the franchise tag to the Super Bowl MVP, it sounds like Flacco won’t be willing to give his team a hometown discount. Instead, any breUpvote Share TweetRavens outside linebacker Paul Kruger had an outstanding postseason, potentially earning himself a lot of money in free agency. Kruger is hoping that money comes from the Ravens, but he realizes that might not be realistic. In an interview with Trey Win…Upvote Share Tweet
‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: Cleveland Brownsyahoo.com Updated Feb 8, 2013Over the next few weeks, "Shutdown Corner" will pay homage to "Office Space" (TPS reports) as we take a quick look back at each team's 2012 season and a look at what lies ahead for the 2013 offseason. We now move to the AFC North and…Upvote Share Tweet
Brett Keisel shaves his beard for charity, confuses at least one very important personyahoo.com Updated Feb 8, 2013The most famous beard in the NFL is again no more as Brett Keisel held his annual "Shear Da Beard" charity fundraiser on Thursday night. The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end has held the event for three years running and each has culminated w…Upvote Share TweetRavens coach John Harbaugh said that the knee injury defensive tackle Haloti Ngata suffered in the Super Bowl wasn’t serious. There’s more evidence to that conclusion. Albert Breer of the NFL Network and Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun are both repoUpvote Share TweetCam Cameron, the offensive coordinator whose firing in Baltimore corresponded with an offensive turnaround that led the Ravens to a championship, has landed a new job. Cameron is the new offensive coordinator at LSU, Bruce Feldman of CBS reports. Camero…Upvote Share TweetESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. put together his Mock 2.0 which looks a lot like his first version for the AFC North teams. In fact, only one player changed on his picks for the division. As always, you'll need an Insider subscription to see the entire po…Upvote Share TweetNew Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said last month that it would be “premature” to call Brandon Weeden the team’s starting quarterback for the 2013 season, something that doesn’t seem to have taken Weeden by surprise. During an appearance in OklahomaUpvote Share Tweet
Programming note: Taking time offThe Super Bowl is over and the NFL combine begins in 12 days. It seems like the perfect time to catch a quick breather. Yes, you're going to have to survive without me or my daily Joe Flacco updates for a week. For those wondering when my last full day …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Feb 8, 2013The Superdome's power company took the blame Friday for the Super Bowl blackout, saying the cause was a faulty device that had been installed in its switching gear and designed to prevent a failure of electric cables leading to the stadium.Upvote Share TweetThroughout his career (and especially in recent years), Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has operated essentially as an on-field coach. Now that Lewis is retired as a player, the door is open as a coach. Not surprisingly, Lewis isn’t interested. “All ofUpvote Share TweetRavens coach John Harbaugh spoke to his brother, Jim, immediately after Super Bowl XLVII ended. Since then, John Harbaugh has had more conversations with David Letterman. Appearing Thursday on Letterman’s CBS late-night show, John Harbaugh talked abouUpvote Share Tweet
Scheduling conflict for Ravens' openerAs the Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens get the honor of kicking off the 2013 season on Thursday, Sept. 5. There's only one problem -- the Orioles are playing in the same downtown sports complex that night. "We've made contact with the Or…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens Parade Enjoyed By All, Minus The Stabbing And Tramplingdeadspin.com Updated Feb 8, 2013The rest of the country was taken aback by the spirit shown by Baltimore, as an estimated 200,000 people thronged downtown for the Ravens championship parade on Tuesday. Also taken by surprise: city and team officials, who were woefully unprepared for t…Upvote Share TweetThe Steelers have another staff opening, after one of their assistants decided to go back to school. Wide receivers coach Scottie Montgomery left to return to Duke, where he’ll be offensive coordinator, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-GUpvote Share Tweet
First look at free agency: Pittsburgh SteelersHere's what the Pittsburgh Steelers should do with their prime free agents. The NFL free-agency period begins March 12. SHOULD RE-SIGN ILB Larry Foote, QB Charlie Batch, G/C Doug Legursky, S Will Allen. The Steelers need to bring back Foote because they…Upvote Share Tweet
A Sportswriter and the 'Gay Super Bowl'nytimes.com Updated Feb 8, 2013The battle over gay rights became a surprising subplot during Super Bowl week. A sportswriter, Chuck Culpepper, reflected on the issue in a personal way.Upvote Share Tweet
Jacoby Jones says Flacco deserved MVPFeb 8Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones explains how he was able to get wide open on his 56-yard touchdown catch and gives his thoughts on the Super Bowl MVP award.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs: Quarterback Joe Flacco deserves to get paidFeb 8Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs talks about the emotions of winning Super Bowl XLVII and gives his opinion on quarterback Joe Flacco's contract situation.
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel shaves beard at charity eventFeb 8Mike Tomlin, Dan Rooney and Ben Roethlisberger had a hand in chopping off the beard of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel at a charity event Thursday.
Jim Trotter: Oakland Raiders 2013 Offseason PreviewFeb 8SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.